Our team consists of a number of professional and highly qualified specialists and consultants in psychiatry/psychology and neurology. With over 10-25 years of experience along with the use of the latest treatment methods, our doctors are delightedly willing to offer a very attentive service to our valued patients.

Our team is trained and experienced in dealing with a wide range of cases, based on the diagnosis of each one of which, a specific treatment is given to the patient.

Our team also believes that confidentiality is an integral component of the doctor-patient relationship and is an essential part of the treatment.

The Neurologists Team: Pediatric (child) :

Our licensed and certified neurologists use their wide knowledge and expertise to stay in close communication with our valued patients. Our team of neurologists is experienced in applying the most advanced therapies to treat various types of neurological disorders.

The Psychiatrists Team: (Pediatric (child) and adult):

Our team of the finest, qualified and most experienced psychiatrists are dedicated to use the best empathic approaches to ensure that our patients have a one-of-a-kind life experience. As mental disorders are complicated by nature, our licensed psychiatrists provide clinical care to our patients using multidisciplinary treatment methods. Our psychiatrists are also prepared to deal with various ages including children and/or adults either individually or within a group-based setting where the involvement of parents become a part of the treatment.

Psychiatry Department :

Dr. Mohamed Al Garhy


Dr. Mohamed Al Garhy joined British Neurology Psychiatry Center as a Consultant Psychiatrist moving from one of the most reputable hospitals in UAE, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) as the Medical Director and Chairman of Behavioral Science Pavilion (BSP), one of the largest mental health facilities in UAE.
Dr. Al Garhy has more than 30 years experience in General and Addiction Psychiatry. He served as a Consultant Psychiatrist in National Health Service (NHS) in the UK, prior to this he was the Medical Director and Consultant Psychiatrist in Al Amal Hospital in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

He holds certificate of completion of Specialist Training (CCST) awarded by Specialist Training Authority of Medical Royal Colleges in UK and Master Degree in Health Administration from University of Atlanta, USA. He is fully registered with Specialist Registration in General Medical Council, UK.

He is a former Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in UAE University and an expert witness for Abu Dhabi Judicial Department.
Dr. Al Garhy is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) in Maryland, USA, member of Early Intervention in Mental Health Association (IEPA), Victoria Australia and a member of Devon and Exeter Medical Society in the UK.
In the field of addiction psychiatry he conducted many researches and has multiple publications in European Psychiatric Journals. He has been contributing in many international psychiatric conferences as conference president, speaker and member of scientific and organizing committees.

He was a Member of the Editorial Board of the Psychiatric Bulletin, Royal College of Psychiatrist in UK.
Dr. Al Garhy was a Lecturer in psychiatry and addiction medicine in UAE University, Gulf Medical University, Educational Institute SKMC and Southwest Peninsula post graduate medical education in Devon, UK.
He appears in UAE Media, newspapers & Abu Dhabi TV programs, discussing topics related to drug and alcohol misuse.
Besides being an expert in the field of drug and alcohol misuse treatment, he has wide areas of interest but not limited to, schizophrenia, mood disorder, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobia, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), personality disorders, autism, eating disorders, psycho sexual disorders, sleep disorders and forensic psychiatry.

Dr. Atif Mohammad Ayish

Dr. Atif Mohammad Ayish is a Psychiatrist at British Neurology Psychiatry Center.

Prior to joining British Neurology Psychiatry Center, Dr. Atif practiced as a Specialist Psychiatrist at the Mind Maps Medical Center, American Center for Psychiatry and Neurology and Sheikh Khalifa Medical Center. He has extensive experience helping patients manage psychiatric conditions and has provided consultations and treatment plans for the following depression, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, ADHD, and substance abuse.

Dr. Atif earned his doctorate degree from Cerrah Pasha Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey.

Dr. Haytham Saeed Shabayek

Dr. Haytham Saeed Shabayek
Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr. Haytham Shabayek is a Consultant Psychiatrist with more than 25 years of experience. He earned his M.B.B.CH from Cairo University, Egypt in 1996 and obtained his Master’s Degree in Psychiatry, Neurology and Addiction Management from the same institute in 2003. He earned his MD and PhD degree in Adult and Child psychiatry from Al Azhar Cairo University in 2013.

Dr. Haytham yet joined another PhD Degree program in Child and Developmental Psychology from Atlantic International University, United States, in 2017.

In 1998 Dr. Shabayek served as an (officer/doctor) and a Resident of the Neuro-Psychiatry Department in the Police Academy in Cairo, he then continued as a Registrar Specialist of Psychiatry and Neurology in the same department and eventually he became the Vice President of Psychiatry and Neurology Departments for Police Hospitals in Egypt. While in the same time he served as well at Sheikh Zayed Specialized Hospital in 6th of October city, Giza as the Specialist of Psychiatry.

In 2005, Dr. Shabayek moved to U.A.E as Head of Neuro-Psychiatry Department in Dar Al Shifa hospital, Abu Dhabi. One year later, he joined the Ministry of Health in Sharjah as a Specialist and Head of Department of Psychiatry where he was the founder of the very first Mental Health and Psychiatry Center in the eastern region or UAE for 10 years. He then joined VPS Group as a Consultant Psychiatrist in Medeor hospital for 3 years, then in addition to that he joined the rest of VPS Group Hospitals in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain as the Consultant & Head of Psychiatry Department, which included: (Burjeel Abu Dhabi, Medeor Abu Dhabi, Burjeel Medical City MBZ, Burjeel Royal, and Medeor Hospitals in Al Ain) in 2018 and served as the Head of Psychiatry Department for adults, children, and adolescents. He also started several unique major programs in different aspects of mental and psychological health, serving all sectors and age groups in community. In 2018 Dr. Haytham Shabayek became a Certified Aviation Medical Specialist in the field of Psychiatry after completing and succeeding the corresponding course declared by the authorities in UAE, and he granted the license of practice as a certified Aviation Medical Specialist Psychiatrist from the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).

Dr. Haytham Shabayek also is a well-known figure in the area of social media and digital platform as a blogger due to his repeatedly trending videos and bloggings stressing on spreading awareness and positively among the public sectors in community especially the bloggings and videos during the pandemic of COVID-19 which reached to over 200 videos and bloggings which were trending in the Middle Eastern region mainly and also reached some other parts of the globe.

Dr. Haytham Shabayek being with a military occupational background in his field of practice he also manages the management of stress and psychological challenges related to highly sensitive and stressful careers such as: (Military, Police, Security Related Jobs, and Higher Managerial Levels of Different Sensitive Occupational Sectors). Management of (Aviation-Industry) related psychological challenges as well as the regular, scheduled, and individuals’ assessment of different Aviation career members (Pilots, Cabin Crews, Air Traffic Controllers… etc.)

Dr. Haytham is a member of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), American Academy of Psychiatry and Law (AAPL), American Art Therapy Association, U.A.E Psychiatric Association, the National Egyptian Association of Psychiatrists and Neuropsychiatries, Egyptian Association of Pediatric Neuro-Psychiatry and Egyptian Syndicate of Medicine –Cairo- Egypt.

Dr. Haytham Shabayek’s main areas of expertise are:
• General Adult Psychiatry.
• Child and Adolescence Psychiatry.
• Geriatric Psychiatry.
• Neuro-Psychiatric Disorder.
• Rehabilitation Programs for Children and Geriatric.
• Marital & Inter-relational Couple Therapy.
• Management of Cases of Addiction.
• Stress Management Programs.
• Anger Management Programs.
• Individual Psychotherapy (Mainly supportive and Psychoeducational Psychotherapy).
• Occupational related Psychological and mental challenges.
• Certified Aviation Medical Specialist in the field.
• Management of stress and psychological challenges related to highly sensitive and stressful careers such as: (Military, Police, Security Related Jobs, and Higher Managerial Levels of Different Sensitive Occupational Sectors).
• Management of (Aviation-Industry) related psychological challenges as well as the regular, scheduled, and individuals’ Assessment.

Dr. Aura Macias

Dr. Aura Macias, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist. She earned her MD and Psychiatry Specialization diplomas from the Central University of Venezuela. She received training on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for anxiety and depression from Beck Institute, USA.

She has over 8 years of experience in the management of psychiatric and sleep disorders such as:

  • Anxiety (phobias, social anxiety, panic attacks, etc.)
  • Depression and bereavement
  • Obsessive-Compulsive disorder
  • Bipolar and eating disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sleep disorders (insomnia, nightmare disorders, sleepwalking, sleep-related eating)
  • Sexual dysfunctions
  • Trauma and stressor-related disorders
  • Neurocognitive disorders (due to Alzheimer’s disease, brain vascular disease, etc.)

Prior to her arrival in the UAE, Dr. Macias worked in SonaRes Sleep Center in Caracas, Venezuela, as head Psychiatrist in the Sleep Medicine Clinic. She has taken part in several investigation projects, conferences and workshops involving psychiatric disorders and their impact on general health. She is a founding member of the Venezuelan Academy of Sleep Medicine, under the Latin-American Federation of Sleep Medicine Societies (FLASS).

Dr. Macias has a keen interest in promoting psychiatric and psychological care as a regular part of health, wellness and quality of life.

She is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.



Psychology Department :

Mrs. Maria Simona Basescu

Maria Simona Basescu is HAAD  licensed Clinical Psychologist in Abu Dhabi. She graduated the Master of Science in Clinical Psychology with Excellence from United Arab Emirates University and completed her post-graduation internship at SKMC, BSP, Abu Dhabi.

Maria has also a Bachelor degree in Nursing and Bachelor Degree in Psychology.

During her post-graduation internship at SKMC she got extensive experience lecturing for Psychiatric Residents and working with patients (In-patient and Out-patient)of varying ages and cultural backgrounds presenting with a variety of mental health disorders.

Since June 2020, Maria is activating as volunteer Clinical psychologist to SEHA Psychological Support Line where she provides psychological support to SEHA employees and their families along with presentations about Stress Management and Coping Strategies in the aftermath of disasters.

Maria conducts a variety of psychological assessments (E.g. For Bariatric Surgery, Kidney donors, pre-employment..etc) and applies different psychometric tests (Intelligence, Personality, Psycho-diagnostic tests).

Maria has experience in treating individuals such as Children, Adolescents and Adults mental health disorders including:

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety (Separation anxiety, Social anxiety, Specific phobia, Panic Disorder..etc)
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Personality Disorders
  • Addiction (individual and Group therapy)
  • Individual and Family therapy
  • Couples therapy

Maria attends to different conferences, Webinars, online courses, workshops involving psychiatric disorders.

Her preferred quotes are ‘’Never stop learning because the life never stops giving us lessons’’ and ‘’ We become what we think’’

Mrs. Bushra Al-Zubaidi

Bushra Al-Zubaidi is an Emirati Clinical Psychologist. She has experience in conducting assessments, individual and group therapy sessions that focus on facilitating behavioral change.

As a post-graduate student, Bushra provided psychological support for university students. In 2020, Bushra was part of a child behavioral department in Al Ain, the department had vast experience of working with children, adolescents, and adults.

Before joining British Neurology Psychiatry Center, she worked as a Clinical Psychology Intern in Abu Dhabi where she managed client needs, performed initial assessments, analysis, and treatment sessions for patients.

Her areas of interest include Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Behaviour Problems, Depression, Substance Abuse/Addiction, Anger Management, Stress Management, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disability, and ADHD.

Mrs. Majd

She completed her second MS degree in Clinical Psychology at The United Arab Emirates University, in 2020 with highest honors, prior to her completion of BSc in Psychology from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon in 2017.

Ms. Majd is a DOH licensed practitioner psychologist, she works with adolescents and adults with conditions such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, panic disorder, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and other various interpersonal problems.

Ms. Majd’s practice adopts an integrative approach, she is trained in evidence-based psychotherapies and is specialized in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

She is skilled at conducting psychological assessments, planning and implementing treatment plans, as well as performing psychometric assessments to a wide array of patient population.

Ms. Majd’s compassionate and holistic approach helps address patients’ individual needs, manage their symptoms, improve their psychological well-being, quality of life, and attain a sense of fulfillment.

Finally, Ms. Majd is also on the advisory board of TalkTime, a digital platform for the MENA region aimed at making mental health accessible and convenient for everyone.

General Practitioner :

Dr. Mashael Abdelhafeez
General Practitioner
Scope of Services
• All minor medical illness treatment and follow up.
• Medical ENT Cases treatment and follow up.
• All pediatric cases (Including Breast Feeding Consultation)
• Mild and moderate gynecology illness treatment.
• Minor surgical trauma cases (Suturing, dressings, burns..)
• Physical examination for Colleges, Schools and Physical Fitness Programs.
• Occupational physical fitness testing for companies recruitment.
• Orthopedic mild and moderate uncomplicated cases.
• Follow up chronic internal medicine cases.
• Follow up all laboratories and imaging reports with excellent data interpretation skills
Ahfad University for women in 2012

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