Dr. David Lee

Clinical Psychologist
BSc. (Hons.), M.Phil., D.Clin.Psychol., C.Psychol., AFBPsS (UK)


Dr. David Lee is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with ACPN. He has worked extensively in the UK as well as in Dubai and Abu Dhabi with adults, couples, adolescents, children and families. Dr. Lee is also an accredited Executive and Performance Coach.

Dr. Lee obtained his Doctorate of Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psychol.) from the University of Leeds, UK in 2006, after completing Bachelor’s (B.Sc. Hons.) and Master’s degrees (M.Phil.) in Psychology at the University of Manchester, UK in 2000 and 2003 respectively. He has worked in a variety of UK National Health Service (NHS) settings, both outpatient and inpatient, as a Clinical Psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of a wide variety of psychological and emotional problems. Dr. Lee also worked in the UK private sector as Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist for a national organization providing residential care for looked after children. He was promoted to the position of Consultant in the UK after only five years of post-doctoral qualification. Directly prior to moving to Dubai in 2016, Dr. Lee established and ran three successful independent psychology practices across the North-West of England. While in Dubai, he practiced as Psychologist at Camali Clinic and Healthbay Polyclinic, and was Clinical Director at Autism Rocks Support Centre.

Dr. Lee is skilled in the psychological assessment emotional, cognitive, and intellectual functioning of adults and children including the completion of psycho-educational assessment reports as well as treatment for underlying mental health issues.

He helps clients with depression, anxiety, stress, phobias, trauma, self-esteem issues, shame, addictions, obsessive-compulsive disorders, interpersonal issues and relationship problems among others. He uses a variety of psychotherapy, counselling and coaching approaches including Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (TF-CBT), Single Session Integrated CBT (SSI-CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Schema Therapy, Multimodal Therapy/Coaching (MMT/MMC), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skill training, Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBIs), Attachment Theory and Family Systems approaches. Dr. Lee has completed specialist training as an Aviation Medical Examiner.

Dr. Lee also specializes in psychologically informed executive and lifestyle coaching. He has trained clients in the corporate sector, including blue chip companies, on all aspects of corporate psychological wellbeing. Dr. Lee is actively involved in training around mental health education within the UAE and UK. He appears regularly in the local and national media and in academic institutions on pertinent topics related to psychological health.

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