Dr Alexandra Nicholson is a Counselling Psychologist with over ten years of experience working within various mental health settings such as the NHS, charity, higher education and private sector. She has worked with individuals in adult services in addition to having worked with young people, families and groups within children and adolescent services. Dr Nicholson completed her BSc (Hons) in Psychology, MSc in Occupational and Organizational Psychology and PsychD in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology at the University of Surrey. Dr Alexandra Nicholson additionally completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment for Children and Young People at the University of Reading.
She is an integrative practitioner who draws upon a wide range of therapeutic modalities including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Systemic approaches. Dr Nicholson works in a formulation driven and evidence-based manner and collaboratively tailors her therapeutic approach to one’s individual needs and goals. Dr Nicholson has worked with a variety of mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bereavement and loss, work and exam related stress, relationship difficulties, personality disorders, trauma, emotional dysregulation, eating disorders, as well as presentations of risk. She also has experience working with a neurodiverse population such as with people who have a diagnosis of Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders.
Dr Nicholson brings an empathic, non-judgmental and warm stance to create a safe space for her clients so that they can explore, make sense and overcome their difficulties. She can offer therapy in English and in Greek.