All clinicians are extensively trained and very experienced in handling most presenting problems, including anxiety, depression, stress, grief and anger.

Sallie Dawa

Managing Director/Clinician


Sallie qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2002 and gained experience working in the Public Service with adults, adolescents, and children in the areas of brain injury and general mental health before moving to private practice in 2005.

Sallie currently provides assessment and treatment of a wide range of concerns including depression and anxiety, brain injury, grief and life change, assertiveness, self esteem and confidence, as well as stress and anger management. Sallie travelled widely prior to settling in Dunedin, and is a mother of two.

Sallie promotes a therapeutic setting that is supportive and collaborative.

Main areas of interest

  • Brain injury rehabilitation
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Grief and life change
  • Self esteem and self confidence
  • Assertiveness skills
  • Stress management
  • Anger management
  • Fertility issues

Qualifications and memberships

  • Bachelor of Arts (University of Otago)
  • Master of Science, Distinction (University of Otago)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (University of Otago)
  • Registered Clinical Psychologist
  • Member of New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists
  • Member of International Neuropsychological Society
  • Member of Australia and New Zealand Infertility Counsellors Association (MANZICA)
  • ACC Registered Health Provider
  • Police-Approved Psychologist

When available

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9am - 5pm

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