Dr Alexandra Barnett

I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC.  Since completing my Doctorate in 2011 I have worked in the NHS, private sector and the New Zealand Department of Corrections and mental health services.  I have worked with adults, young people, children, families and couples with a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties. I am an integrative practitioner which means I tailor treatment to a clients personal values, beliefs and goals.  I have a particular interest in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and have received additional training in motivational interviewing, family focused therapy and solution focused therapy. I am compassionate and non-judgemental in my approach.  I aim to create a therapeutic environment where people feel safe to explore and understand their thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

I have experience working with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Low self esteem/low confidence
  • Anxiety (GAD, health anxiety, social anxiety)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Traumatic Life Experiences
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Family Difficulties
  • Anger
  • Stress (including work related stressors)
  • Burnout
  • Grief/Bereavement
  • Post natal anxiety/depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder