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“I have always been fascinated by the complexity of the human mind. I believe my role is to facilitate shifts in clients’ awareness of their difficulties, so that they can come to new insights. Change happens when clients are helped to confront and process thoughts and feelings which might otherwise be avoided.” 

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I believe that change can only occur in an atmosphere of trust and warmth; therefore I endeavour to foster these elements in the therapeutic environment. I focus on helping clients understand how their difficulties developed over time and are maintained, so that they can work on changing the thought and behaviour patterns which cause distress.

I like working at CPG because as an organisation it is committed to providing the highest possible standard of evidence-based treatment in the shortest amount of time necessary. It is a warm and friendly practice, with excellent support from admin and clinical directors; this means clinicians are free to devote all their attention and care to their clients. CPG’s lead clinician Dr Michael Sinclair is passionate about continuing professional development, hence (in addition to regular supervision) staff are often offered opportunities to attend seminars and training events - this ensures clients see clinicians with the most up-to-date clinical skills.

Alexa provides evidence-based psychological treatments for depression and the full range of anxiety disorders, as well as more complex problems such as personality disorder. She also helps clients with "life problems" such as work-related stress, relationship issues, bereavement etc. She works with both individuals and couples. 

Alexa mainly makes use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).  She uses a broad range of therapies under the CBT umbrella such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). For clients wishing to work within a psychodynamic model, she draws on her training in Mentalisation-Based Therapy (MBT) and Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) to find a focus for short-term work. Apart from delivering therapy, she delivers psychological testing/assessments, workshops, and training and supervision.  Alexa has a postdoctoral diploma in CBT, is BABCP accredited, and has completed specialist training in Schema Therapy, MBT, and Method of Levels.

Alexa started her career in mental health in 2009, initially in forensic settings (secure hospital, prison, and outpatient forensic psychotherapy services), where she provided assessments and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) interventions targeting offending behaviour. During her doctoral training at UCL she worked in a wide variety of services including primary care, a drug and alcohol service, an older adult memory service, a child and adolescent service, and a personality disorder service. After qualifying as a clinical psychologist and training in all major forms of psychotherapy (CBT, psychodynamic, and systemic), she undertook a specialist postgraduate diploma in CBT at Kings College. 

Alongside her work at CPG, Alexa works at an NHS secondary care psychotherapy service, providing assessment and brief CBT treatment to patients with severe depression and anxiety as well as other diagnoses such as personality disorder and psychotic illnesses. She also teaches and supervises trainees.

 
 
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