BPsycSci(Hon), MPsych(Clin), MAAPi
Alexandra holds a Master of Clinical Psychology from the Australian College of Applied Psychology and is a certified Theraplay Practitioner. She has experience providing psychological assessment and intervention for a range of issues to both adults and children, including:
Complex Trauma and Stress
Emotion regulation difficulties, depression and anxiety
Grief and Loss
Identity and relationship distress
Eating and body image concerns
Impulse control difficulties (such as ADHD, OCD, substance misuse).
Childhood attachment and emotional difficulties
Alexandra has extensive experience providing therapeutic intervention for clients who have experienced early life relational trauma such as abuse, neglect and domestic violence. She has special interest in the difficulties associated with attachment disorganisation and developmental trauma. Alexandra provides interventions that are rooted in Polyvagal Theory, Interpersonal Neurobiology, the Neuroscience of Attachment and Structural Dissociation Theory. She has undertaken further training in providing dyadic parent-child attachment therapy (Theraplay) for children with attachment disruption, emotion dysregulation and complex trauma. Alexandra practices from an eclectic approach and integrates a variety of therapeutic models including Schema Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Somatic and Experiential therapies. Alexandra’s clinical experience comes from working in schools, non-profit, private and university settings. In addition to her clinical experience, Alexandra has conducted and published research on disordered eating and child sexual abuse and has presented her research Internationally.