Dr Alexandra Sheffield

Dr Alex Sheffield

Senior Clinical Psychologist

  • Bachelor of Psychology with Honours
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Meet Alex

Alex has 19 years of post-university experience helping adults and adolescents with a wide range of psychological presentations. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings, including five years at a specialist eating disorders unit in London.

Alex enjoys working with both adults and adolescents presenting with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress, and difficulties related to self-esteem and managing emotions. Alex quickly puts her clients at ease and builds a collaborative therapeutic relationship to achieve the best outcomes. She is skilled at engaging young people in treatment and involving their families when required to maximise effectiveness.

Alex grew up and trained in the UK, loves the beach and the ocean and has a passion for learning.

Dr Alexandra Sheffield psychologist

Areas of special interest

  • Eating disorders
  • Depression and low mood
  • Difficult life transitions
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Emotion dysregulation
  • Perinatal and postnatal depression and anxiety
  • Weight & body image concerns
  • Childhood trauma & abuse

Therapeutic approaches

  • Schema Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

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


Alex sees adults and adolescents at our Alexandria consultation rooms and online via video on Wednesdays and Fridays.