Hala El-Shafie

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Hala El-Shafie

Consultant Dietitian, Eating Disorders and Bariatric Surgery Specialist

I am passionate about working with individuals to provide a holistic client centered approach unique to each individual which is both therapeutic and evidenced based. 

I am a UK trained Specialist Registered Dietitian with over 20 years clinical experience in eating disorders, mental health and bariatric surgery. I gained my nutrition and dietetics degree in the UK completing my clinical training at University College Hospital London. My clinical practice centers around the psychology of eating, supporting patients to heal their relationship with food. 

Prior to moving to the UAE, I gained extensive experience in both eating disorders and bariatric surgery, working as the lead dietitian at one of UK’s leading in-patient eating disorder services.  

I have worked within multidisciplinary eating disorder services in the UK, managing both adult and child and adolescent clients within outpatient, day patient and inpatient services. I also consult patients undergoing bariatric surgery both pre and post operatively. 

I have gained a unique and exceptional understanding of the emotional and psychological issues often associated with food. 

Languages Spoken: English and Arabic.


  • Eating Disorders in Children, Adolescents and Adults.
  • Binge Eating Disorder.
  • Disordered Eating and Body Image Concerns.
  • Mental Health.
  • Bariatric Surgery.
  • Weight Stigma.


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
  • Motivational Interviewing Patient Centered Approach.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • BSc Hons RD Nutrition and Dietetics, Leeds Beckett University, UK.
  • Guided Self Help, BED Guided Self Help (Individual and Group), UK.
  • Autism Training, UK.
  • Member of the British Dietetic Association BDA and BDA Mental Health Specialist Group.
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC).
  • Registered with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).

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.


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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.