Camille Dumas

Clinical Psychologist

Clinical psychologist
& psychotherapist

Contact me

Université Aix Marseille
Registered with the regional French Health Authority (ARS)
Adeli : 139345219
SIRET : :98043237100014

Psychologist in Aix-en-Provence

📍On Wednesdays : 270 Avenue Augustin Fresnel, 13290 Aix-en-Provence🅿️ Free parking📍On Fridays : Maison de la Psychologie, 14A Cours Mirabeau, 13100 Aix-en-Provence🅿️ Parking Mignet (350m), Parking Rotonde (450m)💻 Online sessions on Skype, What’sapp or Zoom can also be arranged.

Therapy in French and English

I can conduct my therapy sessions in French and English.My professional experience in teaching, translating and psychotherapy as well as my life experience in France, Canada and New Zealand have made me particularly sensitive to all questions related to expatriation.

Children, adolescents and adults

I offer psychotherapy with children (including babies), adolescents and adults.For children and adolescents, the first therapy session takes place with the parents and the child, in order to contextualise the difficulties within the family dynamics.

Therapeutic approach

  • Psychoanalytic therapy, focusing on unconscious processes and respectful of each person's individuality.

  • Humanistic therapy, helping you in the here and now, with empathetic understanding

  • Body-oriented therapy, with relaxation and meditation techniques

Therapy sessions

Duration : 45 minFee : 60 € (possible discounts depending on your income)Reimbursement : sessions are not reimbursed by the French Social Security system, but some insurance plans include therapy sessions.Cancellation policy : up to 48 hours before the appointmentFrequency and length : to be discussed depending on your needs and possibilities

From infancy to childhood

There's no age for psychotherapy!In my practice, I see babies and toddlers, to discuss with parents all the questions and worries that the arrival of a new child can bring. Sleeping disorders, difficulties in the parent/child relationship, separation anxiety... Together we take the time to discuss these problems in confidence, without any judgement.With children, I use playing as therapeutic mediation, as well as drawing. The first session takes place with the parents, then alone with the child, in order to gradually build a reassuring therapeutic relationship. Difficulties at school, anger and aggressive behaviour, eating disorders, etc. A therapeutic space can often relieve tension.Adolescence is a period of transformation and transition, which can be trying for young people and their families. I see adolescents on their own, while maintaining regular contact with their parents.Behavioural problems, bullying, anxiety disorders, depression, suicidal crisis, post-traumatic stress, personality disorders... It is essential to listen to what adolescents have to say during periods of acute suffering.Adults experiencing periods of anxiety, depression, exhaustion or bereavement, or suffering from diagnosed psychiatric disorders (bipolarity, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorders) need support. Professional or relational problems may also require one-off or long-term help.

In French and English

It is always easier to express yourself in the language of your heart. I can conduct therapy sessions in French or English... or a mix of both!
Changing countries, languages and cultures is a challenge. Expatriation, whether it be for a few months or for a lifetime, triggers many questions for individuals and families. It is a wonderful experience but also a disorientating one, as French and Canadian novelist Nancy Huston describes beautifully in her essay Losing North :
"To be in geographic exile is to be split in two chronologically: the place where you spent your childhood is far away. You've got one life here, and another there (...) ".I offer psychological support for :
- children* for whom learning several languages can be a challenge, and who need to adjust to a new environment
- teenagers* who may suffer from being separated from their peers and who have to adapt to a different school system
- adults* who are struggling to adjust to their new lives, both personally and professionally

Titles and regulation

In France, to use the title of psychologist, you need to have a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in psychology, including a research dissertation and a professional internship.Psychologist, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst... what are the differences?There are 2 main types of therapists : psychiatrists (or child psychiatrist) and psychologists.
A psychiatrist is a doctor. They are specifically trained to make a diagnosis and prescribe medication, including psychotropic drugs (antidepressants, anxiolytics, neuroleptics, sleeping pills, etc.). Sessions with a psychiatrist can also involve talking and listening.
A psychologist is a university graduate, but not a doctor. They cannot prescribe medication. There are many specialisations in psychology, depending on the age group (child psychologist, specialist in ageing disorders, etc.), field of activity (work psychologist, school psychologist, etc.), etc.
Psychoanalysts and psychotherapists may be psychiatrists or psychologists, but not necessarily.
Source :


Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, specialising in Psychoanalytical and Humanistic, Individual and Group Psychotherapies*, Aix Marseille UniversityResearch dissertations:
Psychosis and therapeutic mediation: what kind of yoga for schizophrenia?
Teacher malaise and health crisis: psychological care for teachers.
Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, Aix Marseille UniversityPsychoanalytic Relaxation training (Sapir method), Hôpital Sainte Marguerite, MarseilleInitial training in Group Analysis and Psychodrama(IFAGP)Teaching Registration and Certification, Auckland, New ZealandEnglish “Agrégation” (French Teaching Certificate), Ministry of Higher Education and Research, ParisMaster's Degree in English Language and Literature, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, FranceMaster's Program in English, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada


I consider myself a lifelong learner.To be a lifelong learner is to believe that learning is not limited to a specific phase in one’s life, but rather a lifelong process. It means believing that one can develop his or her interests and potential by exploring different paths.Before becoming a clinical psychologist, I was a language and literature teacher for children, teenagers and adults. I taught English (ESL), French (FLE) and English literature. I was a passionate teacher for around ten years, in France and abroad (Canada, New Zealand).I also worked as an English/French translator and interpreter, always striving to refine my perception and understanding of other people's languages.My decision to become a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist was an obvious one, in response to a deep and long-held desire. Every career change project is rooted in a process of transformation, which is certainly marvellous, but also very costly psychologically. I can help you through this process if you are going through a period of questioning and professional change.

Camille Dumas | Psychologue clinicienne | Aix-en-Provence (France)