Alexandra Barnett

Counselling Psychologist

Doctorate in Counselling Psychology.

MSc in Forensic Psychology.

BSc in Psychology with Criminology

Alexandra is a Chartered member of the BPS and registered Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC.  She has many years experience working within the NHS and private sector across a wide range of settings.  Alexandra has also worked within the New Zealand Department of Corrections and mental health services. She has worked with adults, young people, children and families with a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Alexandra is an integrative practitioner who tailors treatment to a clients personal values, beliefs and goals.  She has a particular interest in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and has received additional training in schema focused therapy, motivational interviewing, family focused therapy and solution focused therapy.

Alexandra is compassionate and non-judgemental in her approach.  She creates a therapeutic environment where people feel safe to explore and understand their thoughts, feelings and behaviours.  Alexandra has experience working with;

  • Depression

  • Low Self Esteem/Low Self Confidence

  • Anxiety (GAD/Social/Health)

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Panic

  • Eating Disorders

  • Family Difficulties

  • Stress (including work related stressors)

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Anger

  • Traumatic Life Experiences

  • Post natal anxiety/depression

Alexandra also has a background in sport and has recently completed workshops with different sporting teams/clubs focusing on developing mindset within a sporting environment and goal setting.

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Alexandra’s additional training inckudes;

  • Family Therapy Training

  • Self Harm and suicide

  • Enhanced CBT for Eating Disorders

  • CBT for Depression

  • CBT for Obsessions

  • CBT for Generalised Anxiety Disorder

  • Schema Focused Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Group Work Skills