TCTSY-F, TCTSY-T, RYT, MA (Sussex), BA Hons (Oxf)
Supervisor, TCTSY Certification Program
Licensed 20-hour TCTSY Trainer (TCTSY-T) for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland.
Certified to to facilitate Trauma Centre, Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY-F) as an adjunctive treatment for Developmental/Complex trauma
Alex is in supervision with David Emerson & Jenn Turner, The Trauma Centre, Boston
As a TCTSY-F, Alex's practice must comply with the IA-TCTSY Guidelines on Ethical Practice
Originally trained in the Western approaches to psychology, philosophy & neuroscience (Oxford and Sussex Universities), Alex shifted her emphasis from the intellectual to the physical in her late 20's, developing a body-based psychology through mountaineering/climbing, dance & the Yoga Sutras.
She later combined this experience with a range of educational programs including, but not limited to Dialectical & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Psychodynamic Counselling and is a graduate of the Trauma Centre's Certificate programme in Trauma Centre, Trauma Sensitive Yoga.
Alex's client base includes individuals who identify as living with a range of experiences, including:
- complex & developmental trauma
- addictions & compulsions
- body dysmorphia and disorders of eating
- abusive and/or neglectful relationships
In both her individual and group work Alex's interests are in early sexual assault, neglect, body dysmorphia, fantasy and shame. She has a special interest in working with individuals with non-conforming identities of sex, gender and sexuality, and in developing a trauma informed group practice to work as an adjunct to psychodynamically informed group therapy.
Alex has presented posters and delivered workshops on interoception, trauma & chronic stress to the London Speciality Schools of Psychiatry, of General Practitioners, the International and UK Societies for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis and to the National Health Service Practitioner Health Programme.
She is a founding member of the International Association of Trauma Center, Trauma Sensitive Yoga (IA-TCTSY), co-convenes the TCTSY Ethics Committee and initiated the TCTSY Reflective Practice Group.
Alex is currently part of the research team developing TCTSY under the North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation.
In partnership with Dr Patsy Fuller, North Essex Partnership Foundation Trust, Pilot Study - Trauma Centre, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, An Adjunctive Treatment for Complex Trauma
- Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors - Dissociative Friendly Therapists
- European Association of Trauma Centre, Trauma Sensitive Yoga (EA-TCTSY)
- International Association of Trauma Centre, Trauma Sensitive Yoga (IA-TCTSY)
- TCTSY Ethics Committee
- TCTSY Reflective Practice Group