Alexandra Ward is a Registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and is an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society. Alex has completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Queensland, a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology at Bond University and a Masters in Mental Health (Child Psychotherapy) at Monash University.

Alex possesses extensive experience in working with children, adolescents and families. Alex has worked in a number of educational, health and private practice settings.

Having worked with children and adolescents across a number settings and being a mother to three young children, Alex understands the everyday challenges facing children, and associated with, raising children.

Qualifications: BA (Psych) PostGradDipPsych, MMentalHlthSc, Assoc MAPS

Special Interests: Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Parenting

Treatments: Interpersonal Psychotherapy (CBT, DBT, IPT, Play Therapy, Narrative Therapy), Group Therapy, Cognitive Assessments (IQ testing) and School Liaison Treatment provided to Children/Adolescents and Adults

Rebate Available: Yes

Referral Required: General Practitioner (12 months or indefinite), Psychiatrist or Paediatrician – referrals provide access to treatment within the Medicare Better Access Scheme

Availability: After school appointments available

Full Biography

Alexandra Ward commenced her undergraduate study at the University of Queensland and her postgraduate psychology requirements at Bond University. Alex completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology with first class honours. During her early study program, Alex worked as a facilitator for group therapy at Centacare, and engaged in other volunteer programs at ACT for Kids (The Abused Child Trust).

Once registered as an intern psychologist, Alex began working as a psychologist in a number of Education Queensland primary school settings. In this role, Alex developed a number of crucial school based programs. From this educational environment Alex attained a psychologist position at the Mater Children’s Hospital via the Child Youth Mental Health Service.

Alex commenced further postgraduate study in 2009, which she graduated from in 2015, attaining an average high distinction grade. During this program Alex took 2 years’ maternity leave.

In the public and private practice settings Alex has supported children, adolescents, young adults and families via Play Therapy, Supportive Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy.

Alex remains committed to the health and wellbeing of children and their families. Alex has a natural gift in engaging quickly with children and adolescents and adults. She talks with children through their language of play and creativity, and she also has great ability in the delicate task of empathising with both adolescents and adults.

Waiting List

Alex understands how important it is that you or your children receive timely care and treatment. Please be sure to provide a detailed referral from your doctor so that your appointment can be prioritised appropriately.

What is a Psychologist?

Psychologists are experts in human behaviour, having studied the brain, memory, learning, human development and the processes determining how people think, feel, behave and react. Psychologists apply their expertise using reliable and scientifically supported methods in the form of psychotherapy (“Talking therapy”). This includes Individual Therapy and Group Therapy.

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