Dr. Dan Seal’s Experience

I have 18 years experience working as a psychologist in London, Singapore & Malaysia.

I have worked with adults, children and teenagers with a wide range of problems.

I currently work at Prince Court Medical Centre on Monday, Wednesday & Fridays. The University of Malaya Medical Centre on a Thursday & NGOs working with refugees & lower income Malaysians on a Tuesday.

Listed below are some of the organisations where I’ve worked. I’ve included a brief description of the work I did there and, where possible, a link to the organisation’s website.

WORK WITH ADULTS


Prince Court Medical Centre

Prince Court Medical Centre

I run a clinic at Prince Court Medical Centre where I see adults, adolescents and children.

I have worked with people from 56 countries. 55% of have come from Malaysia whilst others have been from Europe, North America, South America, Africa, the Middle East and other parts of Asia.

My page on the Prince Court Website


University of Malaya Medical Centre

I work clinically with Malaysian patients, supervise other Clinical Psychologists and conduct staff training with the hospital’s Department of Psychological Medicine.

Although referred to as the Department of Psychological Medicine most of the clinicians working there are psychiatrists.

UMMC Website


United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)

I worked on a voluntary basis with the UN’s Refugee Agency in Malaysia. This involved doing direct clinical work with refugees as well as consulting on the processes and systems in the organisation.

UNHCR Malaysia Website


University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

I taught and conducted research at the University of Nottingham which is consistently ranked as one of the top 100 universities in the world.

I’m currently an Honorary Assistant Professor at UNMC.

My page at UNMC


Health Equity Initiatives

I held a voluntary position at this refugee NGO in Brickfields which allowed me to work with people who have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of terrible events in their home country.

Most of the refugees were from Myanmar.

NGO Website


Forced Migration Trauma Service: North London

I helped refugees who had escaped to London but had Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder due to repeated trauma such as torture and rape.

Most of the refugees were from the Middle East (Iraq, Iran, Palestine) but I also worked with some people from Africa.

Service Website


Pain Management: Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

Working with surgeons, medical doctors, nurses and physiotherapists I taught individuals and groups of people techniques for coping with chronic pain.

The hospital is part of the UK’s National Health Service but has a high profile because it is in Westminster and therefore regularly visited by politicians.

Hospital Website


North Westminster Adult Psychology Department

I worked with adults with a variety of psychological and emotional problems in this multicultural area of London.

I primarily used Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

A reorganisation means that this team has now been merged with others.


North Westminster Community Recovery Team

I worked with adults with severe and complex mental health problems such as severe depression and schizophrenia.

Our aims was to help people stay in the community and avoid being admitted to psychiatric hospitals.

A reorganisation means that this team has been renamed. The website is here.



WORK WITH CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS


Dyslexia Association of Singapore

I assessed children and young adults to find out why they were having difficulty at school. I primarily used neuropsychological assessment tools such as the WAIS, WISC & WIAT.

Based on my assessments I guided young people, their parents and their teachers so as to improve their academic performance and make school less stressful.

DAS Website


Tower Hamlets Child & Adolescent Mental Health Team

I supported children and adolescents who had emotional, behavioural or social problems at school or at home.

This area of London has one of the largest Muslim populations in the country.

Service Website


Music & Change

Using a Community Psychology approach I worked with members of a street gang and attempted to reduce their involvement in crime by involving them in work or education.

I also supervised other psychologists and was involved in strategic planning for the charity

MAC Website


Neuropsychology Department: Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street Hospital is one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals. It is well enough known to have featured in the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony.

In the Neuropsychology Department we saw children who had complex learning and behavioural problems due to genetic neurological conditions and brain injuries.

Department Details


Adolescent Inpatient Ward: Huntercombe Hospital

The Huntercombe Hospital looked after teenagers who had been sectioned to prevent them causing harm to themselves or others.

On the Adolescent Ward I ran Cognitive Behavioural Therapy groups and I trained nurses and health care assistants to support the teenagers during the day.

Hospital Details


Eating Disorders Ward: Huntercombe Hospital

The Huntercombe Hospital looked after teenagers who had been sectioned to prevent them causing harm to themselves or others.

On the Eating Disorders Ward I ran Process groups and a programme in which we helped teenagers to eat in restaurants and cook for themselves.

Hospital Details