BPsycSci(Hon), MPsych(Clin), MAAPi
Alexandra holds a Master of Clinical Psychology, is a Psychology Board of Australia Approved Supervisor, and certified Theraplay® Practitioner & Trainer. She has experience providing psychological assessment and interventions to both adults and children for:
Complex Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress
Childhood attachment disruptions and developmental trauma
Dissociation and Identity related distress
Emotion regulation difficulties, depression and anxiety
Life Transitions & Adjustment difficulties
Complicated Grief and Loss
Eating and body image concerns
Impulse control difficulties, ADHD, OCD, substance misuse
Alexandra has extensive experience providing trauma-informed, attachment based therapeutic intervention for those 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. She works closely with Foster children and their families, as well as those with Child Protection experiences of significant harm. Alexandra works long-term with clients, from a relational and experiential framework. She provides interventions that are rooted in Polyvagal Theory, Interpersonal Neurobiology, the Neuroscience of Attachment and Structural Dissociation Theory. She has undertaken extensive 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 Ego State therapies (Internal Family Systems, Schema Therapy), Body / Somatic psychotherapy 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.