Hello, my name is Dr. Sam Akbar and I am a clinical psychologist and a trauma expert. I treat refugees with PTSD who have survived torture, war and sexual violence. It’s a great privilege to do this work but as some light relief I write a blog, She Minds (www.sheminds.co) to share some my very best psychology tips with busy women who want practical, actionable tips to make their lives better. And I package it all up in my newsletter, the Mind Minute, which is full of tips you can put into action in under a minute because I know you have no time to devote to this stuff even though you want to.
But whether I am treating a refugee woman from Somalia or a professional woman from London, my work is always the informed by the same principle – to provide high quality, science-backed psychology to help make a difference in day to day living.
I live in London with my husband and young daughter. In my spare time, I like to partake in marathons. Box-set marathons. On the sofa.