About Alexandra Lloyd
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and have worked in Mental Health since completing my BSc in Psychology at The University of Durham in 2007. Since this time I have worked in a range of Mental Health settings, but discovered my love of one to one therapeutic work whilst working as Assistant Psychologist, before training in Low Intensity Psychological Therapies in 2009, and then completing my Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in 2014.
I believe my main strengths as a therapist are building a good working relationship with my clients and figuring out together what is causing and maintaining their distress through collaborative formulation. Whilst my core training is in evidence-based diagnosis “protocol” driven (Cognitive Behavioural) therapies, I also balance this with sound psychological “principles”, drawing from different schools of thought to inform my clinical practice, putting my clients and their experiences at the heart of my work.
I have a particular interest in Compassion Focused approaches for shame based difficulties, and after completing several additional training courses, I have found incorporating ideas from Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) extremely beneficial, enriching my clinical work and personal development alike.
I am extremely passionate about what I do and I love my job; it truly is a privilege to work with people in such a close and personal way.