ABOUT DR ALEXA EDGLEY
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience working in a wide range of mental health settings and with a wide range of mental health problems. I have extensive experience of working with individuals and groups, and in addition to being an independent practitioner, I work as a Clinical Lead for a large London NHS Trust.
I also provide supervision to other Psychologists, CBT therapists and trainee practitioners.
Psychology is my second career. I spent 10 years working in finance in the City of London before embarking on my Psychology degree at Royal Holloway, University of London, in 1998. I studied for my doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Surrey, qualifying in 2004. Since then, I have worked for NHS primary care mental health services in Surrey and London and started my independent practice in 2008.
I have a passion for psychology and bring that passion to therapy. I am trained and experienced in a wide range of evidence-based, psychological approaches and use this breadth of knowledge to develop a unique and client-centred treatment approach for each client.
I feel it is really important to work collaboratively with each client, incorporating each client's expert knowledge about themselves, as well as respecting their goals, values, culture and differences.
"From the brain and the brain only arise our pleasures, joys, laughters and jests, as well as our sorrows, pains, griefs and fears" Hippocrates (470BC - 377 BC)
BSc (Hons) Psychology - First Class (2000)
ClinPsychD Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (2004)
As a registered Clinical Psychologist and CBT Therapist I am bound by the professional codes of practice and ethics of the following organisations.
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) - Registered Clinical Psychologist
British Psychological Society (BPS) - Chartered Psychologist, Associate Fellow
British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) - Accredited Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapist