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MBBS, MRCPsych (UK), 2002
CCST in General Adult Psychiatry, The Specialist Training Authority of Medical Royal Colleges (UK), 2002-2005
Diploma in Cognitive Therapy (University of Durham, UK), 2005
Dr. Aju Abraham is a UK-qualified psychiatrist with considerable expertise and vast experience in the diagnosis and management of mental health problems. In the past decade, Dr Aju has established a reputation as a leading psychiatrist in Doha and has developed his clinic to offer assessment and treatment for a wide variety of mental and behavioural disorders in children, adolescents and adults. Dr Aju has tremendous experience in treating problems specific to multicultural issues in mental health, problems occurring in expatriate life circumstances, marital/relationship problems, work related issues and academic and behavioural issues in children and adolescents. He gives particular emphasis on integrating psychological therapies with medication management, to offer the maximum potential for recovery from various distressing and debilitating mental health conditions that patient's experience. 

Prior to the initiation of his services in Doha, Dr. Aju served as a consultant psychiatrist in the UK. During this period, he worked in some of the leading centres in the UK, such as The Royal Victoria Infirmary and the St. Nicholas Hospital, in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Dr. Aju started his psychiatric training in 1999 at St Lukes Hospital, Middlesborough, following which he worked in various hospitals in the North East of England and was awarded the Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatry in the UK in January 2002. He was soon accepted for the specialist training programme in Psychiatry at the Post Graduate Institute (Northern Deanery) in Newcastle Upon Tyne. He obtained his Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) from the Specialist Training Authority of the Medical Royal Colleges, UK in 2005. Dr Aju’s quest for excellence urged him to continue his studies and take the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from University of Durham in 2005 and to progress quickly in his career to become a Consultant Psychiatrist in the UK. Under his leadership as a Consultant Psychiatrist in the year 2006, his team at the St. Nicholas Hospital, obtained the best psychiatric team of the year award for the Newcastle Upon Tyne region, from the mental health charity organisation ‘MIND’,

Dr. Aju exercises special command in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and his practice has a strong emphasis on the CBT methods. He is currently a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK and is registered under the General Medical Council, UK as well as the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners. 





BSc Psychology: 1999, The Slav University, Bulgaria
MA Clinical Psychology: 2001, Veliko Tarnovo University, Sofia, Bulgaria
Diploma as Psychodrama Therapist: Bulgarian Society of Psychodrama & Group Therapy, 2009

Adriana Stoichkova is a licensed Clinical psychologist and Psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience specializing in individual, group and family therapy with children, adolescents, and adults. She graduated from the Slav University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1999, Veliko Tarnovo University, Sofia, with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Adriana started her training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in 1999 at the Bulgarian Association for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She obtained her Diploma in Psychodrama, Individual and Group Psychotherapy in 2009 at IPIGP “Bernhard Achterberg” following a programme consistent with the requirements of FEPTO. Her interest in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy urged her to become a student in the Bulgarian Society of Analytical Psychology “C.G.Jung” in 2009. She is a trainer and a master therapist in groups for self-experience and dynamic interview. She is a trainer of professionals in psychological diagnostic of children, both in cognitive and projective methodology. She was providing practical education of students in the Master’s degree of Clinical and consultative psychology of the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. Adriana participates in TV programs and articles on topics related to psychology and psychotherapy. She was a member of the management board of the Bulgarian Association of Psychotherapy (member of Europian Association of Psychotherapy) from 2009 to 2012.


(Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) Consultant & Aspergers Specialist)

(University of Auckland)

• Post Graduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CBT) 2016 
 • Post Graduate Diploma in Science (Psychology)2005 
 • Bachelor of Science (Psychology)2003

Sarah has over 14 years experience in psychology in New Zealand where she worked as psychologist helping children, adolescents and their families where there was a diagnosis of developmental disorders such as ASD, ADHD and Specific Learning Disorders. She has a passion for working alongside families helping them to develop the potential in their children. Her practice is with a goal to provide developmental interventions and strategies for families to be able to live better quality lives. Through her practice she has seen and treated the intricate problems that develops within individuals in families and has helped numerous families deal with the complex family dynamics that develop as a consequence of a family member suffering from mental health problems. In 2009 Sarah became a certified Relationship Development Intervention consultant, specifically for individuals and families of individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. She completed this training from the Connections Centre in Houston, Texas. 

Sarah has a special interest in and is currently focused on developing therapeutic strategies for individuals based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy approaches, for the treatment of mental health issues such as Anxiety Disorders, Depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders in children, adolescents and adults. She has also taken a special interest in addressing the family and relationship conflicts when one or more members of the family experiences mental health problems. In 2016 she completed a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy program through the University of Auckland, New Zealand. At present her work in Dr Aju's Clinic is primarily focused on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy approaches.

Sarah is passionate about her profession and brings a holistic approach to mental health care, based on current researches and best practices, to the individuals and families she works with and is the newest member of the team at Dr Aju's Clinic.  




BSc Psychology, 2008, University of Calicut, Kerala

MSc Psychology, 2010, University of Calicut, Kerala

MPhil in Disability Studies, 2012, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala

Lisha has more than 7 years experience as a psychologist in Kerala, India as well as in Doha, Qatar. After obtaining her BSc in Psychology from the University of Calicut, Kerala in 2008, Lisha completed her MSc in Applied Psychology from the same University in 2010. Following this she worked in Kindle Rehabilitation Centre, Malappuram, Kerala and Institute for Communicative and Cognitive Neuroscience (ICCONS), Shornur, Kerala for the next 4 years. She has gained significant experience in the assessment and treatment of children with disabilities in her job as psychologist in these centres. During this period she also completed her Master of Philosophy in Disability Studies from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala.  Lisha joined Dr Aju's Clinic in the begining of 2016 and during her tenure as a psychologist in this clinic she gained tremendous experience in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and has developed special interest and expertise in treating Anxiety Disorders and Mood Disorders using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in children, adolescents and adults. 

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