Dr. Fiona Desira

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About the Doctor

Dr. Fiona is a British trained Clinical Psychologist, with a Degree in Psychology, Masters Degree in Health Psychology and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She specialises in working with children, young people and the families of those with developmental delays, learning disabilities, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Her work involves assessment, diagnosis and intervention with a variety of different presenting problems including Autism (ASD), attention deficit, hyperactivity disorders (ADHD), attachment difficulties, anxiety and depression.

Dr. Fiona also provides assessment of learning difficulties, including Math and reading disorders. She has extensive knowledge and experience in neuropsychological assessments and diagnosis. Dr. Fiona is highly specialized in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and is a sensitive clinician who has supported many families through the complex diagnostic process. Dr. Fiona is trained in Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) and is able to provide a comprehensive psychological assessment for children of all ages. Dr. Fiona is an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Teesside providing training in working with children with learning disabilities.


  • Bachelors in Psychology, University of Northumbria, United Kingdom
  • Masters in Health Psychology, University of Teesside, United Kingdom
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Teesside, United Kingdom

Specializing In

Pediatric Psychology (diabetes, chronic pain, trauma, surgical procedures, and acute illnesses) Parenting Sessions / School Observations / Social Skills Group Therapy Psycho-educational Assessments Autism Spectrum Disorders Family Conflict Read More Less

Child Early Intervention Medical Center

The doctor accepts 'Pay & Claim' at this location

Licenses / Permits

  • Dubai Healthcare City
  • Licensed in the UK

Professional Memberships

  • Health and Care Professionals Council
  • British Psychological Society
  • Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Languages Spoken

  • English