Adoption Counselling

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Adoption Counselling

Adoption can be very exciting and rewarding but it can also be a very frustrating and challenging process. At Sage, our experienced and trained professionals will support you during your adoption journey and will help you to overcome the challenges that you could face with the arrival of the new family member. Adopted children may have experienced trauma, neglect, or abuse, and they can experience attachment issues which makes it very difficult trusting a new family. Our experienced professionals will help you to understand your child’s behavior, and to create a safe and non-judgmental environment that will bring you closer.

Adoption Counselling

Who can benefit from it?

You and/or your family might benefit from Sage’s Adoption Counselling if:

  • You are in the process of adopting a child and you are experiencing stress, or emotional exhaustion and need support with coping mechanisms and other strategies to deal with the challenges of the process.
  • You are experiencing conflict, sadness or distance in your relationship as a result of the stress and emotional exhaustion caused by the adoption process.
  • You have adopted a child and need support to adjust to the sudden change in your family.
  • You have adopted a child and you suspect your child may have experienced trauma, neglect, or abuse in the past and you would like a professional assessment and expert conversation with a trained professional.
  • You feel you are not able to connect with your child and/or you feel your child is having attachment issues.


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
  • Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy.
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
  • Family Therapy.
  • Couples Therapy.
Ana Gomez Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Adolescent & Adults Specialist

Ana Gomez is a Spanish trained Clinical and Forensic Psychologist specialized in working with adolescent and adults with different mental health issues.

Dr Wafa Saoud Clinical Psychologist, Child, Adolescent, Families & Psychoeducational Specialist

Dr Wafa Saoud is a Canadian Clinical Psychologist, specialized in the treatment of children, adolescents, and emerging adults.

Private: Dr Charlotte Cousins Clinical Psychologist, Lead of Children & Adolescent Services and Perinatal & Couples Specialist

Dr. Charlotte Cousins is Clinical Psychologist from the UK with over ten years’ experience of working with children, teenagers, adults, and families.

How it works

We know it’s likely to have been a struggle to get this far, but we are with you every step of the way. Our process is simple – we work with you to develop a unique plan and provide the a level of support according to your needs, whilst ensuring measurable and sustainable outcomes.


Book an appointment by calling us on +971 4 575 5684 (or you can book online) and tell us what you are having difficulty with.


We offer availability with highly experienced therapists suited to your needs and book the appointment for you.


Meet the practitioner and begin the road to self-improvement. Have any concerns? Let us know so we can assist.


We always care about
your mental health

Our goal is to support individuals, couples, families and groups experiencing challenges with mental, behavioral or emotional wellbeing to overcome these challenges, learn new skills, and thrive at life.