- North Adelaide
Client Age Groups
- Elders 65+
- Adolescents/Youth 16-25
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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 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 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays offering business hours and after hours appointments. This schedule includes Tuesdays and Thursday evenings appointments.
- 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
90 minute sessions are allocated for initial consultations, family therapy or couple therapy with Alexandra Frost at $400 (business hours) which reduces to $268.35 after your Medicare rebate if you are under a Mental Health Care Plan referred by your GP, psychiatrist or paediatrician. For after hours services the session costs $450, which reduces to $318.35 after your mental health care fund rebate.
60-minute sessions, face to face or via telehealth, are $270 (business hours), which reduces to $138.35 after your Medicare rebate if you are under a Mental Health Care Plan referred by your GP, psychiatrist or paediatrician. For after hours services the session costs $310, which reduces to $178.35 after your mental health care fund rebate.
These are the standard length for subsequent individual sessions unless otherwise negotiated.
Health funds and payments
You can pay online via card for telehealth bookings in advance or on the day prior to your appointment or for face to face sessions use Eftpos in our practice before or after your appointment.
Our team will process your Medicare and private health rebates immediately after your appointment.
For telehealth appointments the claim may be made for Medicare by our team through our software. For private health we will send you a receipt in the case of telehealth services. Please note that although we may process payments in advance we are not permitted to process the rebates until after the appointment has finished by law.
If you have private cover you do not need a referral and will pay a variable gap depending on your level of cover and your health fund. Please check with your health fund before booking to understand whether you are entitled to a rebate for psychology services. If you are in the rooms we will process the gap but if doing telehealth we will send you a receipt for claiming after full payment has been made.
To access our services as part of Mental Health Care Plan (allowed up to 20 visits per calendar year (initial referral for 6 sessions), please email our reception team with your valid Plan and a referral letter from your GP.
We accept clients with a self-managed or plan-managed NDIS referral but do not take NDIS agency referrals. There will be a gap payment beyond the NDIS fee that is payable on the day of your appointment. Please call us before booking to make sure your plan fits our criteria for referrals within our practice.
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