Dr Vassiliki Simoglou, PhD. – Counseling Psychologist in Dubai

Dr Vassiliki Simoglou is a Counseling Psychologist based in Dubai, licensed in Greece (Europe) and Dubai through the Community Development Authority (CDA). She has worked as a therapist in the private sector in Greece and France for over 12 years. Currently, through The MapleTree Center DMCC in Dubai JLT, she offers individual counseling, psychotherapy and psychological support services for adults, adolescents, families and couples. Her services are offered in English, French and Greek in person in Dubai JLT and online (via Skype).

She is a Greek national who moved to Dubai in 2015, after having lived in France for eight years and in the UK for one year. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Strasbourg in France, a Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Strasbourg during which she also started her personal analysis, another Master’s degree specializing in depression and melancholia from the University of Essex in the UK, and a PhD in Psychoanalysis from the Sorbonne Paris Cité – Paris Diderot University in France, dealing with female infertility and egg donation In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) issues.

In parallel, she has been teaching Psychology in undergraduate and graduate levels since 2011, as a Lecturer at the University Sorbonne Paris Cité – Paris Diderot, as well as American Universities holding campuses in Athens, namely the University of Indianapolis, the State University of New York – Empire State College and the University of Greenwich – UK, in New York College Athens. Currently she is a lecturer in Psychology at the University of Wollongong in Dubai.

Her therapeutic approach is psychodynamic: Dr Vassiliki Simoglou believes that there is more to a problem than meets the eye; what is explicit in a dysfunctional situation is only the visible part of an iceberg, the rest being unconscious, waiting to be unveiled and worked through. Bearing a personalized approach which addresses the subjective needs and desires of each patient, she strives to help individuals and couples increase awareness of their internal functioning, through an in-depth exploration of their symptoms and behaviors. This exploration operates both on conscious and unconscious levels, helps alleviate psychological suffering and aims to achieve self-knowledge, together with an overall greater sense of well-being. The therapeutic process thus becomes a transformational experience with life-long positive effects.

She is experienced in the treatment of depression and melancholia, loss, bereavement and separation, anxiety and panic attacks, phobias and compulsive behaviors, psychosomatic symptoms, social withdrawal and adjustment issues, etc.

Her fields of expertise extend beyond her Doctoral research which dealt with the question of female infertility in cases of failed In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedures with egg donation, and cover the issues of femininity, motherhood, fatherhood, parenthood in face of the new reproductive techniques, pregnancy, post-partum, early mother-child attachment and other perinatal issues, contemporary family, gender, sex equality, the forms of contemporary suffering, the effect of medical advancements on subjectivity, etc.

The Ego is not master in its own house.

S. Freud

Practice

The MapleTree Center DMCC
Jumeirah Bay X2 Tower
JLT - Cluster X, Dubai
Tel:+971524019570
Email: vsimoglou@gmail.com