Dr Alexandra Stenhoff is a HCPC registered, Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years experience working therapeutically with clients. She has worked within the NHS and academic settings, as well as within corporate industry. Having completed a BSc in Psychology at the University of Liverpool, Alex went on to obtain her MSc in Clinical and Health psychology at the University of Manchester.
Alex completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool. During her career, Alex has worked with clients across the lifespan, and with a wide range of mental health issues including depression, generalised anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and trauma, attachment and relationship difficulties, work related stress, self-esteem issues, and bereavement. Alexandra also has specialist training and experience in working in perinatal mental health including working with birth trauma, post-natal depression, maternal OCD, anxiety, adjustment to parenthood.
Alex draws upon a number of therapeutic models, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema-focused therapy (SFT), Metacognitive therapy (MCT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Compassion-focused therapy (CFT). Initial sessions focus on developing a shared understanding of an individual’s difficulties and strengths, so that the therapeutic approach can then be tailored to the specific person’s needs and circumstances. The development of a warm, safe and trusting therapeutic relationship is central to Alex’s work, and a foundation for positive therapeutic change.