Dr Laura Alexander

Dr Laura Alexander

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Dr Laura Alexander

Clinical Psychologist

I am a Clinical Psychologist and registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).



  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsychol) – University of Edinburgh
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Psychological Therapy in Primary Care – University of Stirling / University of Dundee
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons) Psychology – Glasgow Caledonian University


Further Training

  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Trauma-Focussed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Compassion Focussed Therapy
  • Degenerative Conditions in Clinical Neuropsychology


Clinical Practice

Having been a qualified practitioner working clinically within the NHS since 2013, I have delivered psychological assessment and therapies in a broad range of settings including: primary care; weight management; pain management; plastics; neuropsychology; and secondary care community mental health. My experience has included work across the lifespan, but with adults and older adults to a greater extent. I am experienced in treating all common psychological problems, but my special interest is trauma, and helping people adjust to life events such as physical health problems and role transitions; psychological difficulties which are often not a ‘disorder.’ 

In addition to private practice, my current NHS role involves delivering psychological therapies, neuropsychological assessment, consultation, supervision, and training in an older people’s community mental health team. In this role, I work with individuals struggling with a range of difficulties such as, but not limited to: dementia diagnoses; anxiety disorders; depression; post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); complex trauma; grief; difficulties in relationships; adjustment; and low self-esteem.


My Therapeutic Approach

My typical therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), but I draw on aspects of other evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) where I feel it would benefit the needs and preferences of my clients.

The most effective psychological therapy is provided within a compassionate, warm, non-judgemental and transparent relationship between client and practitioner. I work collaboratively with individuals to provide a uniquely tailored therapeutic experience. Above all else, I aim to create a safe and nurturing space to help individuals work on what is important to them.


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