Dr Andy Dunn, Clinical Psychologist
Hello, and a warm welcome to you. I'm Andy, and I'm pleased that you are looking at my details in this directory. I am a highly qualified and experienced clinical psychologist with a clinic near the centre of York. Prior to working in private practice I worked in mental health services for the NHS for many years. I offer individual therapy to adults (across the age range) with a wide range of difficulties including:
- Low mood
- Relationship problems.
I will offer you a safe and confidential space to talk about your difficulties. I use my knowledge, experience and training to enable us to develop an in depth understanding of the problem (known as a formulation), which is based on your unique personal circumstances and experience. This understanding helps us to develop a psychological therapy that is tailor made to you as an individual. This is always done in collaboration with you, with respect and compassion.
I am registered as a practitioner psychologist with the HCPC professional regulatory body. I am a full member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Chartered member of the Division of Clinical Psychology.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Bsc (Hons) Psychology Degree - The Open University
- BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering Degree - University of Sheffield
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - University of Birmingham
Further continued professional development and training includes:
- Compassion Focused Therapy, with Chris Irons
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy teacher training, Level 1 with Alistair Smith
- Practitioner Training (Diploma) in Cognitive Analytic Therapy, with Catalyse
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy training, with Russ Harris
- EMDR training Parts 1, 2 and 3 with EMDR Academy
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Standard fees are £100 for a 50 minute appointment. I am registered with the main health insurance companies including AXA, BUPA, Aviva, Cigna and Vitality Health.
It can feel daunting to take the first step in finding a therapist that fits with what you need. I offer a free telephone consultation to gather some initial information about the difficulties you are experiencing, discuss what you need, and arrange an initial appointment. You can contact me via my mobile, email address or website.
My private practice is based at 105 The Mount, near York city centre. It is easily accessible via bus, rail or cycle. There is free on street car parking nearby.