Dr Hanaa Soliman has worked as a consultant psychiatrist in general adult psychiatry working for Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust since 2003.
Dr Soliman provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of psychiatric disorders, including anxiety and mood disorders, personality disorders and psychoses (including schizophrenia).
Having trained in different disciplines in psychotherapy, Dr Soliman's approach to mental illness is holistic, integrating pharmacological and psychotherapeutic interventions.
Dr Soliman has a special interest in trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She completed Part 3 of Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing EMDR, a brief treatment of PTSD.
She was the lead of Early Intervention Service of Psychosis and trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis at the Institute of Psychiatry. Dr Soliamn had a very positive result in combining CBT for Psychosis with medical treatment.
Dr Soliman also developed a special interest in personality disorders and self-harm. She trained in Mentalization Based Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and participated in developing a treatment programme for the treatment of young adults presenting with borderline personality disorder.
Dr Soliman trained in Open Dialogue, a novel family and network approach to psychosis and crises developed in Finland and recently implemented in the NHS.
Furthermore, she also completed medical and psychiatry training in Cairo. I further trained in psychiatry and research in Moscow. I understand the importance of culture in shaping people’s experiences and the need to provide a culturally sensitive approach in psychiatry.