I have worked over the past 20 years as a family and addictions therapist in a range of therapeutic settings both in Egypt and the UK. I have developed and implemented a number of treatment and training programs addressing substance abuse treatment and family support in both countries. I was initially trained as a systemic therapist before completing an MA in psychotherapy from Regents College, London. I am also a certified Sex Addiction Therapists (CSAT) having completed my postgraduate certificate from the The International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP, Az. USA)). Currently, I am the founder and director of EXIST for Counselling and Training in Cairo-Egypt.