Maudsley Health

Our services are patient centred and delivered in a compassionate way by qualified and experienced staff. Our multidisciplinary team based in Abu Dhabi is a group of senior clinicians with significant expertise in delivering high quality assessments, treatment and care to people across age ranges. 

Our Team

Our team use gold standard assessment tools and interventions that are based on best internationally agreed evidence-based-practice. Providing the highest quality and best outcome for the patient is at the heart of the service. 

Abir Aoun

Clinical Psychologist, Adults 

Abir Aoun has recently joined the adult mental health team as a clinical psychologist licensed with the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi (HAAD).

She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology, and post-graduate degree in clinical psychology from the Lebanese University in Beirut, Lebanon. Abir has received extensive training in psychoanalytic therapy from the Circle of Psychoanalytic Studies of Beirut. She has also been certified with specialised training in behavioral and cognitive therapy from the Lebanese Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ALTCC).

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Claire Neil 
Nurse Manager, Child and Adolescent, Al Amal Psychiatric Hospital, Dubai

Claire Neil is the Maudsley Health Nurse Manager, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) at the Al Amal Psychiatric Hospital in Dubai. Prior to relocating to the UAE, Claire was a Practice Development Nurse at the national and specialist inpatient services at the Maudsley UK. 

Within the UAE, Claire undertook a Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist role in Maudsley Health, Abu Dhabi, working with a wide range of children and young people with mental health difficulties including autism, mood disorders and psychosis. 

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Dr. Mary Claxton
Clinical Psychologist, Child and Adolescent

Dr. Mary Claxton is a chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology and Division of Child and Educational Psychology and is licensed to practice by both the UK Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD). 

Dr. Claxton obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Clinical Health Sciences from the University of Liverpool in 2005 and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Leeds in 2012.

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Dr Dennis Ougrin
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Research, Education and Training Lead

Dr Ougrin, MBBS, MRCPsych, PGDip (Oxon), PhD, graduated from medical school in Ukraine in 1998 and came to England to undertake his post-graduate training.

He completed his higher training in child and adolescent psychiatry at Guy's and Maudsley and is currently a consultant in child and adolescent psychiatry leading the Supported Discharge Service at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Ougrin is also a lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry. Dr Ougrin leads a programme of information exchange between the UK and Ukraine...

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Dr Sue Goode
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Child and Adolescent

Dr. Sue Goode is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years of experience in the field of mental health having worked in both research and clinical practice. She is chartered by the British Psychological Society and licensed to practice by both the UK Health Professionals Council and HAAD. 

Dr. Goode holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Essex.

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Our Team

Maudsley Health is part of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (the Maudsley), an international leader in the field of research, education and translational medicine in mental health.

Located in London, the Maudsley has over 700 years’ worth of internationally renowned ground breaking experience in the delivery of the highest quality mental healthcare.

The Maudsley name has always been synonymous with clinical and academic excellence in mental health care and wellbeing.

Maudsley Health Abu Dhabi accepts referrals of children, young people and adults with emotional, mental health and/or developmental difficulties

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Maudsley Health
201 - 205 Al-Montazah Tower
Abu Dhabi
PO Box: 41763

Tel: +971 2666 2655
Fax: +971 2666 2654


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