Dr. Millia Begum

Dr. Millia Begum

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr. Millia is a UK-trained Consultant Psychiatrist with 20-plus years of experience working in the NHS, UK, both in the inpatient and community settings. 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. Millia 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.

As a psychiatrist, Dr Millia is skilled with diagnosis and medication without losing perspective that many of these experiences can stem from early adverse life experiences. Her goal is to offer the least required medications, minimum dosages, addressing any medication- related anxieties and phone support in between consultations if required.

Dr Millia is also a trauma therapist with extensive experience in early childhood attachment disruptions and inter-generational trauma. She is highly experienced in the Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, renowned trauma therapy that allows her to work on personal burdens, cultural, legacy and spiritual burdens of her clients. She has 18 years of experience as a senior EMDR therapist, supervisor and being a EMDR training facilitator. These experiences have stemmed from her own personal journey of searching for effective ways to heal.

Dr Millia has published several research articles and book chapters on topics related to EMDR, psychosis, anxiety, and phobias. Dr Millia 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, eating disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
  2. Complicated Grief, attachment and loss related issues.
  3. Recurrent and treatment-resistant depression, Bipolar Disorder and psychosis.
  4. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Complex PTSD, Personality and Dissociative Disorders (including Dissociative Identity Disorder)
  5. Post-traumatic reactions following medical or surgical emergencies, ICU experiences, birth trauma and major life events
  6. Functional Neurological Disorders (FND), somatic, hypochondriacal fears, and Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS)

Therapies offered

We offer trauma-focused therapies at the First Psychiatry Clinic. These include Internal Family Systems (IFS) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) therapies. These therapies can help those who have faced childhood traumas, from growing up in adverse family home environments or repeated stressful life experiences. We also help those who have faced stressful or traumatic experiences as an adult that have left some emotional scars that continue to influence current lives and relationships.


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M.B.B.S., MRCPsych
EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant