Mandy Dodds - Clinical Psychologist
I am Mandy Dodds, a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 22 years experience working for the NHS.  I have a Bachelor Degree in Social Science, an Honours Degree in Psychology, a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and a Postgraduate Certificate of Competence in Teaching Mindfulness Based Courses.  

Since qualifying, I have trained in a number of different therapy approaches:   Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT),  Compassion Based Therapy (CFT),  Radically Open Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (Ro-DBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). I work individually with adults and teenagers from the age of 16 years.

Alongside my private practice, I have worked extensively in community mental health teams in Dorset, offering supervision to colleagues and offering individual and group therapy to people experiencing a broad range of mental health issues. I also developed and co-led a specialist service for people experiencing recurrent depression, offering MBCT to reduce their risk of depressive relapse. I currently work in a neurodevelopmental service for adults and consult to other mental health professionals on how best to adapt their therapies to meet the needs of people with these conditions.

I can support people with a wide range of issues including:

  • Generalised Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Panic, Phobias
  • Worry or Rumination
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Perfectionism and avoidance
  • Depression and Relapse Prevention
  • Chronic Stress
  • Self Esteem or Confidence issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Managing Change or Life Transitions
  • Womens’ Health -  adjusting to Menopause or Perimenopause

I am highly motivated to help you understand the nature of your difficulty and to sensitively explore what may be keeping you stuck. This helps us plan a way forward which feels achievable and builds confidence so you can reconnect with what is most important to you in life. I draw upon a broad range of training and experience to tailor an approach that fits best with you.  I have a particular interest in working with anxiety based difficulties as I understand from a personal perspective just how challenging living with anxiety can be.

Qualified Mindfulness Teacher
Registered with the HCPC

Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the BPS
Enhanced DBS