Alexandra Cross CPsychol Counselling Psychologist in Central London (WC1) and
North London (Highgate, Muswell Hill and Crouch End)

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Counselling Psychologist providing psychological therapy, supervision and training in Bloomsbury, Central London and Highgate, North London

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Coronavirus update: I am seeing clients via online platforms until the Covid19 situation has stabilised. If you are a new referral, please email me and we can discuss whether you would prefer to be seen by Skype, Zoom, Vsee or Face Time until face to face sessions can recommence. I also offer telephone consultations.

Welcome to my website. I am an experienced Counselling Psychologist who has been providing a professional, confidential and effective private therapy service in London for over 18 years. I work from consulting rooms in Bloomsbury (Central London WC1) and Highgate (North London N6).

Trained in the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach but offering an integrative service, I see adults, couples and young people experiencing psychological distress and in need of therapeutic support. I am an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society and am fully accredited as a chartered psychologist. I am also registered with the Health Care Professions Council as a Counselling Psychologist. I have worked for the NHS as a psychologist for over 10 years and I am a Senior Lecturer on the Professional Doctorate In Counselling Psychology teaching team at London Metropolitan university as well as an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

As a therapist, I see clients with a wide variety of different presenting issues. These may range from stress and anxiety (including, panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive and generalised anxiety disorder), to depression (both short and long term), experiences that are hard to manage such as relationship breakdowns or difficulties at work, low self esteem issues, bereavement and loss, obsessive worrying, life changing events, body image, ageing, sexuality, women's issues (specialising in women's reproductive health and peri menopause and menopause) and physical health and illness (I have 10 years experience of working within a North London NHS physical health setting).

Trained in CBT but using an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approach (which includes Mindfulness), I work with clients to minimise the power of negative emotional thinking and work toward a valued life in which self acceptance and self compassion is key. Clients are encouraged to transform their relationship to their thoughts and thereby reduce anxiety by engaging with behavioural and cognitive change. I work primarily with adults although I also have extensive experience working with young adults managing a transition to college or struggling to cope with university life and beyond.

I am an approachable and flexible psychologist who will structure therapeutic contact around each individual client’s needs. I see clients for time limited therapy as well as offering longer term contracts where appropriate. Many of my clients return to me for short periods when life events require them to seek further support and I encourage this level of flexibility.

My main North London therapy practice is in Swains Lane, Highgate, moments from Hampstead Heath and close to both Gospel Oak rail station and Kentish Town underground station. The practice is also easy to get to from Archway, Tufnell Park and Muswell Hill. There is street parking at the Highgate practice after 12pm.

My Central London therapy practice is at 26 Bloomsbury Street which is a short walk from Tottenham Court Road, Russell Square or Holborn Underground stations. For a map Click Here

"Thank you so very much for giving me the kind trust and support that has allowed me to explore myself and to see, accept and know myself for the first time".
"I feel very lucky to have found a counselling psychologist like Alex and to have her in my life and I highly recommend anyone to consult her; she gives you the ability to change things for the better, and the tools to do it yourself"
“I have recommended Alexandra's therapy service to many people, all of whom have been equally impressed. I would recommend her as a therapist with the utmost trust.”

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