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 HCPCChartered Clinical Psychologist with the BPS