Dawn is a Consultant Forensic and Clinical Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and an Accredited Psychotherapist.
She has worked in both the public and private sectors for over 20 years where she gained extensive experience of working with people who have experienced trauma. She previously owned and worked as clinical lead in a private psychiatric hospital that specialised in working with people with a history of complex trauma, and has designed trauma informed rehabilitative interventions for forensic settings.
She developed and delivers BPS accredited training to organisations in trauma-informed/responsive practice and regularly supervises other therapists working in the trauma field.
Dawn is a firm believer in the relational aspect of healing, with a focus on working within a blended framework of neuroscience, somatic-cognitive connection, respect, trust, collaboration and intuition.
Dawn has found ILF Neurofeedback to be a powerful psychotherapeutic tool that successfully addresses a range of mental health problems, including severe dissociation and believes it has been a “game changer” in her psychotherapeutic practice.
Neurofeedback therapy offers an alternative form of treatment for symptoms of childhood abuse, complex trauma and PTSD. It supplies information to the brain that helps to regulate the body’s autonomic stress response. One of the common threads amongst these conditions is chronic Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) dysregulation.
Neurofeedback therapy works at a deep subconscious level, breaking the cycle of trauma and post-traumatic symptoms. By identifying and training the areas of concern, neurofeedback can help you shift out of these patterns and back into a natural, neutral state of calm