Alexandra CrossCounselling Psychologist & Therapist in North London
(Highgate, Muswell Hill, Crouch End)

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Chartered Counselling Psychologist providing psychological therapy, supervision and training in North London

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Welcome to my website. I am an experienced counselling psychologist who has been providing a professional, confidential and effective private therapy service in North London for over 15 years. I work from consulting rooms in Highgate, London N6 (covering Highgate, Tufnell Park, Parliament Hill, Kentish Town and Archway), Muswell Hill, London N10 (covering Muswell Hill, East Finchley and Hampstead Garden Suburb) and Crouch End, London N8. I see clients mostly between the hours of 9am to 5pm although I also have an early evening clinic on Mondays (Crouch End) and a Saturday morning clinic (Crouch End).

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 many 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 peri menopause and menopause) and physical health and illness (I worked in an NHS physical health setting for 6 years). I am also trained in more recent Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approaches, such as Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as well as Solution Focussed approaches. I work primarily with adults although I also have extensive experience working with teenagers 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 therapy practice is in Highgate, North London. I have a consulting room in Swains Lane, Highgate, N6 which is close to both Gospel Oak rail station and Kentish Town underground station. There is street parking at the Highgate practice after 12pm. I also see clients at my therapy practice in Crouch End, London N8 which is accessible from Archway, Highgate or Finsbury Park Underground stations and a small number of clients at my therapy practice in Muswell Hill. A number of different bus routes stop close to the Muswell Hill and Crouch End practices and street parking is available.

"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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