DR SALLY TOMA
Psychiatrist & CBT Specialist
Sally is a British Egyptian Psychiatrist, (a 2001 Cairo University/ Kasr Einy Medical graduate), with a Masters degree in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (for complex disorders) from The UK. She spent several years lecturing at Oxford University while working at Cotswold House (Oxford Eating Disorders unit).
Since she returned to Egypt, she has headed Medecins Du Monde's Mission to Egypt as its Medical co-ordinator where she focused on designing, advocating for and implementing 'the integration of mental health into primary health services' through a 'stepped care approach'.
She trained many medical staff and psycho-social workers of both the Ministry of Health and many national and international NGOs on psycho-social interventions within the community.
She continues to consult for several national and international NGOs working with refugees, victims of gender based and sexual violence among other populations at risk.
Sally currently works in several 'community care' private mental health clinics offering individual, couples and group sessions.
She has a special interest, focus and extensive experience, working with women survivors of violence on areas like women's rights issues, emotional regulation, relationship issues and empowerment, from a Humanistic eclectic perspective.
She also has a deep interest and experience, working with clients with Eating Disorders, PTSD (trauma), Sexual Disorders and Personality disorders using techniques she adopted, integrated and tailored for various presenting problems and groups.
Some of the eclectic therapy techniques she focuses on and utilizes are Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT) based on attachment theory for both individuals and couples, DBT combined with a psychodynamic approach for personality disorders especially Borderline Personality Disorder BPD (individuals and groups) ,CBT-E for Eating Disorders (Anorexia and Bulimia), Trauma therapy, Sex therapy for sexual and gender issues and Dance therapy.
Sally believes in a Holistic Eclectic and a Humanistic Integrative approach to therapy (combining psycho-therapy techniques, psychopharmacology, art therapy and working multidisciplinarily) that ensures and enables people's development in all aspects of their lives.
"Therapy is not only a journey of self discovery but is also the mastering of various skills we all need to cope with the challenges of life."