Dr Bisi Laniyan

We are here to help

Dr Bisi Laniyan

Clinical Psychologist, Adult Specialist

I prioritize creating a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to express themselves and share their difficulties.  Respecting you as the expert of your life I work collaboratively with you to achieve your therapeutic goals.

Dr Bisi Laniyan is a UK trained Clinical Psychologist with over a decade of experience in the mental health and wellbeing sector.  She works primarily with adults and university students (young adults) facing various mental health and emotional challenges.

She has a keen interest in the effects of interpersonal trauma, early attachment difficulties, and adverse life experiences (especially in childhood) on an individual’s relationship with themselves, connections with others, and their overall worldview.

Driven by this interest, Dr Bisi pursued further training in trauma focussed therapy (TF-CBT), interpersonal (Interpersonal Psychotherapy) and behavioural approaches (Dialectic Behavioural Therapy).

Prior to joining Sage, she worked in a specialist trauma-focused adult mental health setting in the UK, providing psychological care for individuals with diverse mental health needs.

Her approach to therapy is person centred and underpinned by evidence based and culturally sensitive psychological interventions.

She is also trained and experienced in administering neuropsychological assessments.

For her, it is an honor to be trusted with people’s experiences, deepest thoughts, and fears. As such, she is committed to helping those she works with to live a rich, meaningful life despite their difficulties and achieve an overall improved quality of life.

Languages Spoken: English.


  • Mood Disorders.
  • Depression.
  • Anxiety.
  • OCD.
  • Phobias. 
  • Trauma (PTSD, Complex CPTSD, Childhood trauma and abuse). 
  • Personality Disorders. 
  • Eating Disorders.
  • Self-harm and impulsivity. 
  • Low self-esteem. 
  • Relationship and interpersonal difficulties.  
  • Stress in the workplace and burnout.  


  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
  • Trauma Focused Therapy (TF-CBT).
  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT).
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills (individual and skills group).
  • Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) .
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) .
  • Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy (EMDR)

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), University of Edinburgh, UK.
  • MSc Global Mental Health, King’s College London and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (PGCert), University College London, UK.
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy, UK.
  • DBT Skills Essentials TM, UK.
  • BSc in Psychology with American Studies, University of Sussex, UK.
  • Licensed by Dubai Health Authority (DHA).
  • Registered with Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), UK.

Bouncing Back After a Breakup

It’s been three months since Sarah parted ways with her long-term partner. While her breakup was amicable, it still hits hard sometimes. Some days, she feels like she’s moved on, but on others, the heartache resurfaces—the agonizing pang in the pit of her stomach…

Tips for Stress Management in the New Year

List of 2024 goals? Check. New year’s resolution? Check. Vision board parties? Check. What is supposed to be a marker of newness, a charging phrase to invigorate opportunities…

Relentless worry

Relentless Worry:  Overcoming Generalized Anxiety 

Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in a relentless cycle of worry, where you’re worrying about everything and anything? When as soon as you deal with one issue, another worry appears …

Grief: Working Through Loss

Life has a funny way of bringing us joy and happiness, but also sadness and sorrow.  Grief can be a source of deep despair, and sadly it’s a journey…

Dave’s Journey Through Depression

Dave was an outgoing, funny, and social man. He was passionate about sports and had a great relationship with his children. However, in recent months, Dave noticed a significant change in his behavior and mood.

The Causes and Impact of Low Self-Esteem

Self-esteem refers to the way you perceive and appraise yourself.  It is your personal judgment of your worth. Low self-esteem is having a poor view of your self-worth. 

ABC of Self Care

Self-care is the act of paying attention to and engaging in practices that promote mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing. Self-care is a fundamental part of our being…

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.