16, rue Félicien David, 75016 Paris
Métro : Eglise d’Auteuil ou Mirabeau ligne 10
RER C : avenue Président Kennedy
06 76 77 31 00

About

Meriem Garbay

I’m a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist educated in both UK and French universities, holding a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the Open University and an MSc in Psychopathology and Clinical Psychology from Paris Ouest University (Paris X). I’m also a certified practioner of medical hypnosis and hypnotherapy, trained by the AFEHM - Association Française pour l’étude de l’hypnose médicale - at the Pitié Salpêtrière faculty of medicine (Paris VI) and have received accredited training in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) at the APT – Association for Psychological Therapies in the UK. I’m also certified by the VES (Veteran’s Evaluation Services) to carry out assessments of US Veterans living in France. Finally, I was a hospice volunteer for two years at the Maison Médicale Jeanne Garnier.
I gained experience at the IM2A (Institut de la mémoire et de la maladie d’Alzheimer, La Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital - Neurology Department) and at the hypnotherapy unit of Paul Sivadon Hospital.
I have a multicultural background and have lived since childhood in several countries in Europe (Belgium, England and France), the United States and Tunisia.  I have hence extensive knowledge of cultural differences, expatriation, adaptation and separation issues. I’m perfectly bilingual in English/French (the first part of my career path was devoted to teaching English and translation) and have good notions of Tunisian arabic.
Today, I offer therapies for adults and adolescents including evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapies (with Mindfulness) and hypnotherapy, either on its own or as a complement to other therapies. Hypnosis works holistically and helps to broaden perspectives and activate existing or novel resources by (re-)focusing on the body and the inner, subconscious mind.

Experienced in treating issues such as: 

  • Anxiety and mood disorders (simple phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety, panic attacks, trichotillomania, body dysmorphic disorder, depression, grief and bereavement),
  • Addictive behaviors (excessive alcohol consumption, smoking cessation) and eating disorders,
  • Chronic, serious or terminal illnesses and neurodegenerative diseases (e.g. support to patients and/or caregivers and pain management),
  • Infertility and assisted reproductive technology (IVF, gamete donation, transition to adoption) and more generally family support,
  • Life transitions

As each person is unique, my approach is both customized and integrative (using several therapeutic perspectives). The first session is dedicated to making contact, finding out more about your background and what is troubling you and defining together the best way to guide you on the path to successful change!