Alexander Svenson

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Clinical Psychologist

Bachelor of Psychology with 1st Class Honours, Master of Clinical Psychology, Graduate Certificate of Economics, and Master of Economic Analysis (current)

Mondays: 4pm-8pm (Alexandria)
Thursdays: 4pm-8pm (Alexandria)

Areas of Special Interest

Areas of Special Interest

  • Depression and Mood Disorders
  • Emotional Dysregulation
  • Insomnia
  • Excessive Worry and Rumination
  • Health Anxiety
  • Social and Performance Anxiety
  • Panic Disorder
  • OCD
  • Phobias (e.g. Agoraphobia)
  • Adjustment to life transitions
  • Personality Difficulties

About Alex

About Alex

Alex is passionate about helping people get through difficult periods in their lives and sharing in their journey of self-discovery. He works from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) perspective that he tailors to the individual, and incorporates techniques from other approaches to improve his treatment outcomes.

Alex completed his psychology training at the University of Wollongong, including a 4-year Bachelor of Psychology with First Class Honours, and a 2-year Master of Psychology (Clinical).

He has experience working in public health, private practice, and not-for-profit. He has helped individuals across the lifespan from adolescents to older adults experiencing a range of psychological difficulties. These have included depression, chronic mood disorders, interpersonal challenges, grief and loss, insomnia, emotional dysregulation, psychosis, and various types of anxiety (generalised anxiety, worry, panic, phobias, health anxiety, social anxiety and OCD). Alex finds it especially rewarding to help people overcome their anxiety conditions, and he is happy to conduct sessions outside of the office to ensure graded exposure treatments are as effective as possible.

Alex has called Sydney home for the past 10 years, however prior to this he lived in his birth country of Norway. As well as being fluent in English he also speaks Norwegian and intermediate level Greek.

In addition to his work with myLife, Alex is employed as a clinical psychologist at the Prince of Wales Hospital with the Older Persons’ Mental Health Service. Concurrently, he is undertaking a post-graduate degree in Economic Analysis with the University of Sydney, and he hopes to progress to a PhD and to eventually combine his interests in psychology and economics.

Alex offers after-hours appointments at our Alexandria office on Thursdays.

Memberships & Registrations

Memberships & Registrations

  • Registration to provide clinical psychology services with Medicare
  • Full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PSY0001822549)
  • Endorsement of Clinical Psychology as an area of practice with the Psychology Board of Australia

Therapeutic Approaches

Therapeutic Approaches

Meet Alex

Meet Alex

 

Alex loves walking in the forest, whether it is Australian bushland or Norwegian pine forest

 

Alex likes reading and learning new things

 

Likes to mix foods that don’t go together in the same meal

 

Alex’s favourite part of the day is when the sun sets and the sky fills with colour