Dawn Clark BABCP Accredited; BACP Register; BPS Member
Phoenix Mental Health Services
54-55 The Green
I provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and can also work psychodynamically or integratively. I work with adults and have a particular interest and skills in tailoring my work to whichever problem you present with. There is a tendency currently in the therapy profession to provide diagnostic labels (panic, anxiety, trauma, etc.) which is helpful in guiding the work, and I am trained to work with these. In the end most of what we are all struggling with is concerned with relationships (with yourself and/or others), day to day living, achieving cherished goals or deciding how you would like to live. I have skills in working with:
- Pain management, health issues
- Problems at work, redundancy
- Relationships issues
- Low mood, generalized anxiety, health anxiety
- Panic, Post traumatic stress disorder
- Specific phobia, social phobia
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Current life stressors
- Solving problems, financial difficulties
- Addiction, Anger management
- Lack of motivation, meaning and purpose
- Wanting to change direction in life
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and I work within the ethical codes of practice of:
- The British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP) and
- The British Psychological Society (Graduate Member)
Qualifications & Training
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology
- BSc in Psychology
- Postgraduate Diploma CBT, Reading University
My training, work and life experiences have provided me with a solid foundation so that my practice is grounded in the latest science and research findings. I have experience providing therapy in NHS settings such as GP surgeries, community mental health, occupational and clinical health teams and psychotherapy departments. I also have experience of short and long term work in charities.
I have a particular interest in and experience of working with:
Abuse and trauma whether experienced in childhood or as an adult.
Working with people who believe they have experienced unhelpful therapy in the past or who are despondent they can find someone to help them be free of their difficulties.
Helping you work out who you are as a person and how we can create the conditions in therapy to help you reach your goals and potential are central to my practice.
Helping people free up and develop their creative potential including those who work in or have leisure interests in the creative arts field.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Fees on request. Sessions are usually weekly.
I offer daytime and evening sessions.
Good carparking available
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Wednesday to Sunday, daytime, evenings