Gira is British and graduated in 1999 from Leeds University Medical School, UK. She is a qualified, registered psychiatrist in the UK but not in Hong Kong. Her psychiatry training included specialist experience particularly in assessing and treating adult, old age and perinatal conditions. She also spent a year training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy alongside her psychiatric training. Since moving to Hong Kong in 2013, she has undertaken further skills training in psychological approaches such as mindfulness-based stress reduction and schema therapy.
Some of Gira’s special interests are anxiety, stress, depression, perinatal mental health and medically unexplained symptoms.
Her approach usually entails an in-depth initial consultation of 1.5 hours followed by a psychological treatment plan, referral to medical practitioners if necessary and regular follow-up as needed.