Dr Dina Bedair

Psychologist

Dr Dina Bedair is a UK trained clinical psychologist. She works with individuals across the lifespan and specialises in working with children and families. Dr Bedair is bilingual; conducting assessments and delivering therapy in English and Arabic. She has a special interest in culture and how this can impact on our world view and mental health.

Therapeutic Modalities

Dr Bedair adopts an eclectic approach to therapy which includes CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), behavioural therapies, narrative therapy, systemic family therapy and play-based therapies. She conducted her doctoral thesis on religion in therapy and is happy to incorporate your individual values and beliefs into evidence based therapeutic modalities.

Specialities

Dr Bedair has worked in both inpatient and community settings in the UK, Egypt and the UAE. She specialises in neurodevelopmental assessments e.g for ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).

Dr Bedair works with children, adolescents and adults with a range of difficulties such as challenging behavior, depression, anxiety, OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), self-harm, eating disorders and psychosis. She pays special attention to adapting therapeutic modalities to suit the individual’s needs e.g. age and language level.

Academic and Training Contributions

Dr Bedair lectures on the doctorate in clinical psychology training course at the University of East Anglia. She also delivers training to multidisciplinary colleagues on a range of topics including psychological assessment and therapy. Dr Bedair offers professional consultation and supervision. She also runs psychological workshops for groups eg. in line with staff well-being policies at the workplace. Dr Bedair is a major contributor to the current British Psychological Society guidelines on depression in adults.

Education and Training

  • Brick-by-Brick (LEGO based therapy), Play Included C.I.C, 2021
  • Narrative Therapy level 1 – Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust, 2018
  • Supervisors Workshop Programme – University of East London, 2017
  • Earlybird Plus trainer – National Autistic Society, 2016
  • ADOS II (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule) – Tavistock and Portman, 2016
  • Introduction to Psychodynamic Concepts – Tavistock and Portman, 2015
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology – University of East Anglia, 2015
  • MSc in Mental Health Studies – Kings College London, 2010
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology – Oxford Brookes University, 2009 BA General Psychology – America University Cairo, 2007