Dr Siobhan Dawson

Specialist Psychiatrist
MBChB MRCPsych (London)

My travels to the Amazon jungle and meetings with Healers from around the world, gave me a perspective about what true healing means. I understand the courage it takes to overcome suffering. I appreciate the challenges of an overconnected, busy life and how to find your centre in all the noise and demands.

We all strive for the same things:

To Be Seen
To Be Loved
To Have Meaning

Why don't we start here?

I want your story to become your medicine and no longer define who you think you can be.

My wish is for you to reconnect with your intuitive wisdom, celebrate your desires and expereince playfulness and purpose. Book your Retreat or Consultation.

Integrative and Functional medicine offers the framework to achieve this state of well-being.

Education and Qualifications

Medical Degree: MBChB from the University of Cape Town in 2001.

Internship Training: Oxford Deanery London 2002.

Specialist Training in Psychiatry: St George’s and the University College Hospital (London) and Royal Free Training Scheme, UK. I was taught by some of the leading minds in the field. The academic programme is rigorous and progress is continuously appraised by patients, peers and senior consultants. 2003-2010.

Psychiatry Specialist Degree: Membership to the UK Royal College of Psychiatrists ( MRCPsych) 2010.

Integrative Medicine: Practices and Principles 2014.

Functional Medicine: Institute of Functional Medicine courses.

Member of IMMH www.immh.org

Member of SASIM www.integrativemedicine.co.za

TRAINING was diverse and included:

  • Adult Psychiatry: Acute and Chronic conditions (Bipolar, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Social Phobias, Schizophrenia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Personality Disorders)
  • Addictions (Drug and Alcohol Dependence)
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,
  • Old Age (Dementias, Late Onset Depression and Schizophrenia)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Victims of Torture,
  • Liaison (Traumatic Brain Injury, Attempted Suicide, Delirium, Somatoform disorders, Pain disorders)
  • Perinatal (Postnatal Depression and psychosis)
  • Forensic (Violent patients, and those who have committed crimes whilst unwell)
  • Prison Services and Court Diversion.


Skills in therapy are essential for an effective therapeutic milieu to be established.
I have been supervised in:

  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Family Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Therapeutic Communities
  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy


When you search for a psychiatrist, you seek counselling to feel empowered again. To free yourself of limiting thought patterns, symptoms of depression, anxiety or other mental health disorders.


Email: shiv@mindful-doc.com

Skype consultations available on request.

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