Dr Dawn Harris - Perth
Dawn is a 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 and has gained extensive experience of working with people with mental health problems. She is trained in a variety of psychotherapeutic modalities including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), CRM (Comprehensive Resource Model), CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and SP (Sensorimotor Psychotherapy), and believes that as each individual is unique, so their treatment should be. She is a firm believer in the relational aspect of healing, with her focus on working within a framework of mutual respect, trust and collaboration. She is committed to the body-brain connection and her interests lie in how the two interact. Many physical symptoms can often be caused by psychological difficulties.
Dawn is a Risk Assessor with the Risk Management Authority in Scotland, and a Parole Commissioner in Northern Ireland. She regularly supervises therapists who work with people who have a history of trauma, and is an Approved Trainer in the Comprehensive Resource Model. She also developed a BPS (British Psychological Society) approved training package that she delivers to organisations who wish to become trauma informed and responsive.
Dawn has now joined partnership with Helen as both feel neurofeedback has the ability to complement their existing training and way of working. Neurofeedback adds the capacity to use a truly unique approach to identifying a treatment plan specific to each person's needs. The use of a qEEG assessment identifies where the brain is over or under active, so that we can use this to develop an individual neurofeedback protocol for each person's specific needs. It is a more cost and time effective way of working, and research has shown that it can help improve many areas of a persons functioning relatively quickly, including problems with sleep, stress, performance, PTSD, anxiety and depression to name a few.