Vanessa Bokanowski – A French Psychologist in Dubai
I graduated as a clinical psychologist by Université Libre de Bruxelles in 2002. I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychotherapies (Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2004) and a four years post-graduate diploma (DES) in Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy (from Office Medico-Pédagogique, Switzerland). I’m licensed by the Dubai Health Authority. My services are provided in French and English.
I continuously improved my knowledge by doing additional training in Family/Couple Therapies in Switzerland and Paris with famous Psychiatrists and Family Therapists such as Mony Elkaïm and Alberto Eiguer. I have also done a Master of Business Administration in Switzerland which has given me a sense of the business world and issues related to it.
Prior to coming to Dubai, I have been providing psychoanalytical psychotherapy for more than 10 years in Belgium and Switzerland. I worked in psychiatric hospitals, treating patients with severe mental health problems and in crisis situations. I also have worked for four years in a psychiatric public practice with adolescents and children, as well as doing psychoanalytic psychotherapy in private practice with adults.
My main approach is psychoanalytical psychotherapy. I consider this approach very effective for people who are stuck in a repetitive pattern that threatens their wellbeing as well as their relationships and affective stability.
I have always been passionate about psychology and psychotherapy and I think that “helping people managing their own life is one of the best ways to make a small difference in this world, a world where everyone should be allowed to achieve their own fulfillment and the full enjoyment of their life surrounded by families and friends”.