Andrew C Wright, HCPC registered (UK), BAAT (UK)., Creative Arts Therapy in Dubai, Dubai, 29890

Andrew C Wright, HCPC registered (UK), BAAT (UK).

Andrew C Wright, HCPC registered (UK), BAAT (UK).

Professions: Creative Arts Therapist, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a registered professional.
Primary Credential: Registered Professional Therapist - AS02221
Secondary Credential: BAAT Full Member - 21377
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903 The Prism Tower (Near Marriot Marquis Hotel)
Al Sa'ada Street, Business Bay
Dubai, Dubai 29890 - United Arab Emirates
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British therapist trained in London, UK with over 19 years of experience in the health care sector, working in London, Singapore and Dubai.
In the same way that a person can feel stuck by an idea, a person can feel stuck by being unable to express themselves. My approach uses creative thinking and expressive reflection to facilitate change and growth, where a person will increase their own personal insights and understanding.
This can serve to increase self-awareness and resilience, bringing about a change that is long lasting, as you will have the skills to make more effective relationships in work and personal life.
We will focus on helping the client develop a more positive outlook to their future by focusing on the present situation and presenting issue. We will explore the ways the person has dealt with obstacles in the past and how to take a more fulfilling route. Thus a person can enact change and discover new ways of looking at the world.

Email or Call Andrew C Wright, HCPC registered (UK), BAAT (UK). at +971 45573242

More Info About My Practice

I am the Clinical Director of ATIC Psychological and Counselling center which is a private practice providing holistic support and mental wellness approaches to a multicultural group of clients. I work within strict ethics and maintain confidentiality at all times.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am experienced at working with children and adults
My expertise ranges from:

- Child behaviour, trauma and attachment difficulties
- Addictions
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Anger Management
- Bullying
- Depression
- Family conflict, divorce, parenting
- Adult stress management
- Self destructive behaviour and self-sabotage thinking
- Couples and relationships issues
- Transition and relocation difficulties

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Psychotherapy is about learning more about yourself in relation to a trained practitioner. A therapists role is to guide your journey of self exploration and be aware of any negative of patterns of behaviour that we repeat. Therapy can help you readdress this balance by helping you to apply positive strategies and develop more resilience to life challenges.

Another approach that I use is Art Psychotherapy which is an effective method to help children and adults who struggle to communicate how they feel. According to neuroscience research the creative arts and play can be an effective method of exploring feelings that are stored in the right side of the brain that are hard to communicate.
Very often using expressive approaches can be extremely effective way of reaching core issues such as attachment difficulties and trauma, with the creative and restorative process of making art enabling the healing process, Allowing you to explore and express how you feel in a soothing, real and tangible way.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Sometimes it is difficult to ask for help when we are used to coping alone. Well this is a chance to express how you feel to an independent, non-judgmental person who can give you advice and support to find solutions.

Essentially therapy is about helping a person, by using an approach that is nurturing and empowering. Therapy is your time, nobody elses'? So why not spend some time on yourself.

Taking time out for therapy may well be the most sensible thing you ever did as it can help you take control of your situation and make a lasting positive influence on others. It can change your life for the better.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

Being a good therapist is about being self-aware about ourselves and our own obstacles.
These traits in life make us stronger, if we admit that no person is an island, and sometimes reaching for help can be a sign of strength and that we are ready to make a change.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Residential Treatment or Hospitilization

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I trained in at Goldsmiths College, University of London and I have over 18 years of experience in the health sector in the UK, Singapore and Dubai.. My expertise is with people with anxiety/social issues, depression, self harm, abuse, addictions, eating disorders, children at-risk, special needs, mental health needs, and personality disorders. I work with both adults, couples and children who may be going through issues such as transition difficulties, relationships and family conflicts. I provide a couple therapy programme for relationships/marriage difficulties.
    I have experience facilitating workshops in topics such as work/life balance, managing stress and anger management.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Hoarding
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Art Therapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Play Therapy
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Sand Tray / Sand Play Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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