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Dr. Marie Thompson
Clinical Director & DHCC Psychologist 

Dr. Marie is a UK trained, experienced Clinical Psychologist. She has a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. She has been living and working in Dubai for a number of years and appreciates the nuances of assisting the expat and local population of this international city.

She is experienced in treating mild, moderate and severe mental health problems including anxiety, depression, pre and postnatal emotional problems and relationship issues amongst others. She has a special interest in trauma and PTSD, and takes great pride in helping people make a raw and painful memory distant and in the past.

Over the course of her career, Dr. Marie has worked with patients from all over the world, rich and poor, humble and blessed. She has maintained her academic interests by conducting research and leading a department at a University. Her research has been published in books, journals and presented at international conferences. She has worked and lived in the UK, Australia, The Netherlands and now Dubai.


  • Trauma specialist trained in EMDR (Levels 1, 2 &3) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Traumatic Stress Service, St George’s Hospital, London, UK (NHS)
  • Community Mental Health Team, London, UK (NHS).
  • Founding partner of Vivamus Psychologists, a private psychology practice based in London, Brighton, Jersey (UK), The Netherlands and Dubai.
  • Head of Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Webster University, Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • Published in peer-reviewed international journals
  • Numerous international conference presentations
  • Psych.D. in Clinical Psychology
  • Affiliate with EAPs (employee Assistance Programs)
  • Chartered member of The British Psychological Society, Division of Clinical Psychology
  • Licensed with Dubai Healthcare City.

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