Alexandra Frost

BA (Hons), M Psych (Clinical)
Director / Senior Clinical Psychologist
Locations
  • Telehealth
  • North Adelaide
Client Age Groups
  • Families
  • Elders 65+
  • Couples
  • Adults
  • Adolescents/Youth 16-25

Not currently available for new bookings

Director/Senior Clinical Psychologist
t/a Attuned Psychology Pty Ltd ABN 41 626 315 893

 

Alex practices at our North Adelaide Rooms.

She is available for both Business & After Hour appointments.

Alex has limited availability for Face-to-Face and Telehealth Appointments.

Please contact the Practice on (08) 8361 7008 to confirm her current availability and be waitlisted for openings.

Hello, I’m Alexandra (I prefer Alex) and I look forward to working with you in a way that respects your uniqueness, vulnerability, courage, and creativity.

In 25+ years as a Senior Clinical Psychologist, I’ve been able to develop an approach that helps me deepen my knowledge and understanding of what shapes your mental health and relationships, so that I can be genuinely present with you in each of our sessions, which will be conducted in a spirit of curiosity and openness.

To help you achieve the change you desire, I’ll work with you to build a strong, therapeutic relationship combined with evidence-based therapy. Together, we’ll explore the multiple “systems” or relationships you live within, both past and present, so we can understand the context in which your issues are arising.

I have a strong commitment to mindfulness based ways of working such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy which help you develop the ability to accept and notice your thoughts, feelings and sensations rather than responding from a place of control. Life may often bring you unexpected stressors, some small and some huge, however our therapy together will aim to learn a way of navigating these difficult times with greater ease and flexibility, while always paying attention to your values.

Change and growth are important in life, which is why I’ll take a pragmatic approach to my work with you. And although I am known for being direct when appropriate, you’ll typically find that I’ll conduct our sessions with a sense of honesty, compassion, and genuine respect, along with a healthy dose of humour.

At the same time, I’m here to sit with you in your discomfort, should you need to go to uncomfortable places during our time together. I will carefully and safely help you sit with these feelings, no matter how intense they are. I’ll also gently nudge you towards challenging yourself when needed, as we discuss practical, direct strategies and insights to make change possible and also delve deeply to better understand your patterns if that is requested.

I am experienced in working with adolescents, adults, couples, performers, and families and have experience in community health, university counselling, primary health, a hospice, and in private practice over many years. I have a passion for working with creatives and performers bringing mindfulness-based and somatic approaches to understanding the performance experience whether that be individually or in a workshop or group format.

I also have significant experience in working with the LGBTQIA+ community and I am committed to maintaining a safe space for all.

I consult at North Adelaide, Mondays through to Friday, offering a range of both business and after hour appointments both face-to-face and via Telehealth.

Therapeutic Approach

  • Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Performance Psychology – including ACT and Acceptance and Commitment Coaching (ACC)
  • Systemic Family Therapy
  • Trauma informed therapy
  • Level 1 Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Gottman Method for couple therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Master of Psychology (Clinical), University of South Australia, 1997
  • Honours Degree in Psychology, Flinders University of South Australia, 1993
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Adelaide, 1992
  • Graduate Diploma of Systemic Practice and Family Therapy, 1997
  • Level 1 Sensorimotor Psychotherapy 2022
  • Registered Psychologist, SA Psychological Board, 1997
  • Registered Psychologist, Psychology Board of Australia, 2010
  • Specialist Clinical Psychology Provider with Medicare
  • Full Member of the Australian Psychological Society
  • Fellow of the College of Clinical Psychologists
  • Member of the APS Entertainment and Performing Arts Psychology Interest Group
  • Member of the APS Acceptance & Commitment Therapy & Psychology Interest Group

Special Areas of Interest

One of my areas of special interest is in working with performers. If you’re committed to performing at a high level, I look forward to working with you to develop specific strategies to facilitate this development. My Performance Enhancement Coaching allows me to work with a range of performers including performing artists, educators, lawyers, doctors, students, CEOs, and academics across a range of levels of experience.

Another interest I have developed is in working with Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. This allows me to work with the somatic (body) part of your experience to unlock any trauma that may be held in the body. I would suggest this as a therapy to use when we discover your brain and nervous system are being hijacked by past traumatic experiences.

  • Working with creatives, performers, arts professionals
  • Adolescents/adults facing critical exams/public speaking e.g. doctors, specialists, teachers
  • Anxiety, depression and stress
  • Trauma informed therapy
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Somatic (body) approach)
  • Grief, loss and end of life
  • Systemic family therapy with adults/adolescents
  • LGBTQIA+ clients

Fee Schedule

Sessions of between 60-90 minute duration are available via Face to Face or Telehealth.

90 minute sessions are only allocated for initial consults, family or couple therapy or as agreed.

90 minute sessions:

  • Business Hour Sessions – Between 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday – are $420.00 
  • After Hour Sessions – Before 9.00am and after 5.00pm Monday to Friday – are $470.00

60 minute sessions:

  • Business Hour Sessions – Between 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday – are $285.00 
  • After Hour Sessions – Before 9.00am and after 5.00pm Monday to Friday – are $325.00

Medicare Rebates of $137.05, can be applied  if you are under a Mental Health Care Plan referred by your GP, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician, leaving a gap fee applicable of $147.95 – $187.95 (for 60 minute sessions) and $332.95 – 282.95 (for 90 minute sessions).

60 minute sessions are the standard length for subsequent individual sessions unless otherwise negotiated.

For full details of payment types and different payment processes for after hour appointments, Telehealth appointments, private health, and NDIS referrals, please visit our Fees and Payments page.

Booking Information

Not currently available for new bookings

Available at the North Adelaide Rooms for Face to Face/Telehealth Appointments

  • Offering both Business & After Hour Appointments

Please contact us below to book an appointment, or put yourself on a waiting list

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