Dr Alexandra Chrysagi
BSc (Hons), Psych D., CPsychol.
Chartered Counselling Psychologist
Dr. Chrysagi is an HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She offers a safe, non- judgemental space where you can talk in confidence, her clinic is currently held on Fridays.
Alexandra completed her doctorate in Counselling Psychology in 2012. Training included working with adults and adolescents with a wide range of difficulties including complex and longstanding mental health problems, personality disorders, anxiety spectrum disorders, depression, bereavement and existential issues. She is particularly specialised in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and completed her doctorate research investigation into Bereavement.
Counselling Psychologists integrate a number of models depending on the needs of the client. Alexandra is able to deliver Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) commonly used to treat mood disorders, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) the most effective modality in treating trauma, DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy) to help clients with Borderline Personality Disorder, ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) developing strategies that help clients place more emphasis on the present moment and CFT (Compassion Focused) teaching compassion towards one’s self and others. She is also undergoing training in Schema Therapy (ST), effective for resistant clients with entrenched, chronic psychological disorders, including personality disorders.
Alexandra perceives therapy as a journey that can develop awareness and enable emotional growth. She is committed to working with my clients in a collaborative, non-judgemental way enabling her clients to feel understood and establish a road-map for a way forward.