Dr. Dan Seal’s Experience

I have 19 years experience working as a psychologist in London, Singapore & Malaysia. In my early career I tried to gain a wide range of experience by working with services that helped people with a variety of difficulties ranging from children with specific learning disorders to adults & adolescents with severe mental health issues.

Prior to my leaving London to work in Malaysia, I specialised in working with refugees who had complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following their escape from horrific events such as torture, war & bombings. I have continued to work with refugees and survivors of sexual abuse in Malaysia but as there are relatively few clinical psychologists in Malaysia I work with a much wider range of people and difficulties.

I enjoy passing on the knowledge that I have been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to acquire. In addition to teaching undergraduates at the University of Nottingham, I have taught trainee Psychiatrists and supervised Clinical Psychologists at the University of Malaya’s Medical Centre. I have provided placements for Trainee Clinical Psychologists from HELP University and British Clinical Psychology Courses and I have offered supervision to clinical psychologists working in refugee NGOs.

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.


Prince Court Medical Centre

Prince Court Medical Centre

I ran a clinic at Prince Court Medical Centre where I saw adults, adolescents and children from February 2016 until July 2021. I left because I believed I could provide a more responsive and confidential service to people by working independently.

During my time at Prince Court I worked with people from 56 countries. 55% came from Malaysia whilst others have been from Europe, North America, South America, Africa, the Middle East and other parts of Asia.

Legacy information about my office in Prince Court

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 Malaysian campus of the University of Nottingham. The University of Nottingham 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.


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

Further Information About Me