Dr. Millia Begum

Dr. Millia Begum

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr.  Millia Begum is a UK-trained Consultant Psychiatrist with 20-plus years of experience working in Adult Psychiatry (both inpatient and community). She is licensed by the Dubai Health Authority (UAE), registered with the General Medical Council (UK) and a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK) endorsed in General Adult Psychiatry (MRCPsych).

Dr. Begum welcomes individuals over the age of 16 and will provide a precise, clear, non-jargoned understanding of the root of their problems using a trauma-informed approach. Her easy, down-to-earth manner will make you feel safe and in experienced hands. She will optimise your medication and support you with a holistic treatment plan throughout your journey.

Her specific area of expertise is Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) integrated with the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model. Dr Begum has 21 years of experience using EMDR for trauma, loss and stress-related conditions. She is internationally known to deliver a unique integrative model – ‘IFS-Informed EMDR’, an approach that enhances the safety and effectiveness of EMDR for clients with complex trauma and those who have had limited success with other therapies.

For therapists, Dr. Begum is an EMDR Europe Practitioner & Consultant/Supervisor/Training facilitator and an ex-board member of the EMDR Association in the UK. She has published several research articles and book chapters on topics related to EMDR, psychosis, anxiety, and phobias and is currently writing two key books on these topics. She offers clinical supervision in EMDR for those trained in it (both group and individual) and delivers EMDR/IFS workshops and events. Dr. Begum has been invited to speak as an expert on BBC Scotland news and radio programmes.

The variety of mental health issues that she can work with is comprehensive but a few that she specialises in are listed here:

  1. Anxiety issues, panic disorder, phobias, body dysmorphic disorders, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
  2. Recurrent and treatment-resistant depression, Bipolar Disorder and psychosis.
  3. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Complex PTSD, Personality and Dissociative Disorders (including Dissociative Identity Disorder)
  4. Post-traumatic reactions following medical or surgical emergencies, ICU experiences, birth trauma and major life events
  5. Functional Neurological Disorders (FND), somatic, hypochondriacal fears, and Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS)
  6. Complicated Grief (CG) and loss/attachment-related issues