Our Team


Founder & Licensed Consultant Psychologist Mariam Alammadi

Mariam Alammadi  MSC, BSC (Hons), Ch.T

Licensed Bahraini Psychologist 

& CFC Founder


Mariam has been working in the mental health sector for the last ten years. She is a licensed psychologist and has experience in working for an NGO, counselor, youth leader and creating workshops. 


 In 2012 she was selected to represent Bahrain in the prestigious “International Youth Leadership Program” in United States in their program “Preventing & Confronting Domestic Abuse and Violence”. Mariam was elected as a committee member of the Middle Eastern Psychological Association (MEPA) in 2017 and re-elected in 2019.  She was awarded the “Top 50 Smart Healthcare Leaders Award” in recognition of her contribution to Healthcare in the November 2018. Mariam was selected and featured on WOW WOMEN a platform which tells the extraordinary stories of women around the world in January 2019. In March 2019 Mariam won the “Bahrain Women Achiever’s Award 2019” from the Royal Hospital for Women & Children. 


Psychometric Assessment, Paedriatic Psychology and Counselling Psychology. 


One of Mariam’s goals is spreading the message of breaking the stigma of mental health in the MENA 


Center Advisory Board: Psychologist Carmen Ip

Carmen  IP, MSc, MA, BSc (Hons)

Counselor/Counseling Psychologist

Hong Kong Registered Psychologist



Born in Hong Kong and raised in numerous parts of the world including Canada and Thailand, and educated both in the U.K. and U.S., Carmen brings forth a set of international experience. 


Having nearing ten years of experience within the field of psychology, Carmen believes in the power of working together in finding what works best for you. Every individual is unique and she aims to assist those to seek their own potential to live their own lives to its fullest.  We all face challenges and it is only normal that we may sometimes need assistance in building stronger understanding of ourselves.  Carmen's international exposure has led her to believe the importance of acknowledging different cultures and understanding different perspectives. All of which are crucial elements in providing effective therapy that caters to each unique individual.  


Carmen's main area of expertise is working with children and adolescents, but she has full training to work with a range of problems including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression and autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Recognition: Currently undertaking her Psy.D in Clinical Psychology. We are extremely privileged to have Ms. Carmen Ip as a part of the CFC Team


HR & Marketing Coordinator Shayma Ahmed

Shayma is a valuable member CFC team and has been a vital part in its conception.

Shayma Ahmed is a HR Specialist and Marketing Coordinator for the CFC she has undertaken training HR Course Management Gold Edition (USA). 

Previous Experience

Shayma previously worked for five star hotel chains in the Kingdom of Bahrain and brings a knowledge of high quality interactions with other staff and patients. 


Staff recruitment, system operation, center marketing and fluency of patient appointments.


Shayma is competent in both Arabic and English 


Licensed Counseling Therapist & Certified Play Therapist Yas Ashoor

Yas will be joining the CFC Team in September 2019

Yas Ashoor BSc C.PT 

 is a Licensed Counseling Therapist with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Counseling after graduating

 from Middlesex University (UK).

Previous Experience

 She has previous experience working as A Certified Play Therapist and Counseling Therapist. She has undertaken several apprenticeships under renowned Psychologists & Psychiatrists in Bahrain. 


Yas can offer play therapy for children to deal with social, behavioural issues and trauma. She can also parental guidance for parents on how to incorporate play therapy for children and provide counseling.


Yas is competent in both Arabic and English 


Affiliate CFC Psychotherapist & Clinical Hypnotherapist James P White

James White specializes working with anxiety, stress and depression with both Adults & Children. 


James trained under leading therapists and trainers including Dr Joe Keaney (ICHP), Peter George (ICHP Australia) Deborah George (Health & Lifestyle Counselling Australia), Megan Cowan (Co-Founder of Mindful schools.org). He has also studied renowned teachings from the likes of; Carl Rogers, Carl Jung, Milton Erickson, Richard Brandler, Fritz Perls, Sigmund Freud, Jon-Kabatt Zinn, Dr Dan Siegel and many more inspiring teachers.   
His experience, training and thousands of hours face to face, helping real people with real problems to create better lives, has given him an understanding of the mind and how it can add to you suffering.


Masters Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (ICHP)

Diploma with distinction MBSR (Mindful Based Stress Reduction (CoE)

Associate Degree Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (ICHP)

Diploma MBCT (Mindful Based Cognitive Therapy) (OA Guild of Graduates)

Advanced Diploma Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (ICHP)

Post Graduate Level Mindfulness and Weight Loss & Eating Disorders (ICHP)

Diploma Level Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy  (ICHP)

Foundation Level Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (ICHP)

Fetac Level 6 Train the Trainer (FLi Group Cork) 

Mindful Educator's Course (Mindfulschools.org Teaching mindfulness to Children/Teens)


James using his expertise can and will provide you, give you the tools to open up all the possibilities for breaking through and overcoming your challenges, moving forward creating a better life, bringing with it your own personal success.


Jennifer Denise Malone Counselor, Psychotherapist & Clinical Hypnotherapist.

Jennifer Denise specializes in helping clients with low self-esteem, anxiety/panic, depression and co-dependency issues.


Jennifer trained under Dr Joe Keaney (ICHP Ireland) and Dr. Peter George (ICHP Australia). She works from an integrative approach, drawing from evidence based methodologies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction as well as Psychoanalysis and Hypnotherapy.


Masters in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (ICHP). 

Accredited by the Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy Association (CHPA).


Jennifer works with adult clients presenting with a wide range of issues. She provides a safe, supportive and accepting space for clients to work through their issues, overcome self-defeating habits, and clarify and achieve new goals


Are you our next team member?

As our brand has evolved the CFC has become an umbrella for The Child Foundation Center and CFC Psychology. We now treat both children and adults due to demand. By being part of the CFC you are part of an award winning center, get to work with a dynamic and innovative team, be part of the CFC which was voted one of Bahrain’s top ten start up businesses and learn how to apply the latest technology to mental health. We also ensure our employees are well cared for and are the only company in the GCC Region to offer mental health days and relaxation therapy to our employees to ensure they are happy and healthy at work. Send your CV today to apts@childfoundationcenter.com