Dr Alexandra Clark

I hold a registration as a Clinical Psychologist in Australia and the United Kingdom. I graduated from the University of Manchester with a doctoral-level qualification in Clinical Psychology. In addition, I have been a guest lecturer at various universities and co-authored academic research papers published in peer-reviewed journals.

In the beginning

Becoming a clinical psychologist has been a lifelong dream of mine for as long as I can remember.

I have always been interested in understanding the ‘why’ behind human behaviour, and how our early life experiences can shape our future. This was influenced by my own challenges in childhood, which have helped me to cultivate a deep level of understanding, compassion, and empathy for others.

Since starting my career, I have developed an awareness that clinical psychology treatments can often be too narrow in their focus and neglect the mind-body connection.

I have experienced firsthand the benefit of embracing holistic approaches to building health and wellbeing. Now, breathwork, yoga, and meditation are essential habits in my daily life.

I am passionate about working holistically with clients to overcome trauma, anxiety, and other related issues.

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A rich and varied clinical career

I have over 13 years of experience working in various mental health services in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), including Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), and Adult and Older Adult Mental Health Services.

I have experience with a range of clients, from rehabilitation units for young male offenders to children in care, and adults in acute services. These experiences have been invaluable in providing me with demonstrable skills in dealing with people across the life span, from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and with a variety of difficulties.

My approach

I am a gentle, warm and nurturing clinical psychologist adopting a holistic approach to working with clients.

This means I still adopt all the evidence-based clinical psychology treatment approaches. However, where appropriate, I can also incorporate other body-based techniques (e.g., body awareness, meditation, breathwork) to help clients develop healthy long-term habits that reduce stress levels and improve their wellbeing.

My areas of interest

I have particular interest in treating the following conditions:
• Emotional regulation difficulties
• Interpersonal and relationship problems
• Developmental trauma and complex trauma
• Attachment difficulties
• Anxiety
• Depression

My therapeutic frameworks

• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
• Cognitive Analytical Therapy
• Systemic Approaches
• Mindfulness based-approaches
• Parenting
• Body-based approaches

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In my spare time

My yoga practice has become a vital part of helping me relax. I love synchronising movement with breath –  it can be a great way to let go of the day’s stressors.

I also enjoy a regular meditation practice as it helps to keep me in the present moment and grounded.

Being British, I do love a good cup of tea (or three) to help me unwind!

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