Dr Dawn Proctor

Clinical Psychologist

BSc(Hons Psych), MPsychOrg, DClinPsych, Member Australian Psychological Society (MAPS), Member of APS College of Clinical Psychologists, Member Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy (AACBT), Board Approved Supervisor.

Tuesdays – 9:30am to 4:30pm
Thursdays – 10:00am to 7:00pm from December

  • Addiction and Substance Use
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Adjustment to Medical Conditions
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coaching / Personal Development
  • Communication Skills
  • Coping with Health Issues
  • Depression and Low Mood
  • Difficult Life Transitions
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Excessive Worry and Rumination
  • Grief and Loss
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Pain Management / Chronic Pain
  • Panic Attacks
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias and Fears
  • Psychological Aspects of Burn Injury & Scarring
  • Psychosomatic Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Stress and Burnout
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight / Body Image Concerns

About Dawn

Dawn is a Clinical Psychologist experienced in working with young people and adults presenting with a range of psychological difficulties. She also combines her training in both organisational and clinical psychology to assist executives and business clients.

Dawn works collaboratively to achieve goals aimed at improving psychological wellbeing and promoting growth. She draws from various models of therapy but primarily works within a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) framework to understand the current concerns and how these might be maintained. More importantly, she enjoys supporting clients to better understand their own challenges, whilst shaping their map of how to navigate through them. Dawn is passionate about covering practical ways for clients to get back on track and to achieve their goals.

Dawn has worked in a wide range of clinical, organisational and academic settings during her career, including health psychology, addiction services, business consultancy, a psychosis research trial, developing online wellbeing programs, an inpatient burns ward, neurorehabilitation and a hospital epilepsy team. Following her clinical training she has primarily worked in private practice and academia, contributing to both the supervision and teaching of postgraduate psychology students.

She completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Psychology, a Master of Science in Organisational Psychology and Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester in the UK.

Evidence-Based Therapeutic Approach

  • Metacognitive Therapy (MCT)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Meet Dawn

  • Dawn always starts the day with a flat white from a good barista.

  • Loves a walk by the Brisbane River.

  • Likes nothing more than reading a book in the garden.

  • Grew up in a country town in England.