Alex Bothwell
Trainee Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
Oxford

Alex has recently joined our team as a trainee cognitive behavioural therapist. She is currently working towards a postgraduate qualification in cognitive behavioural therapy at the University of Oxford. She works with clients experiencing depression, anxiety disorders, phobias, OCD and panic.While completing an MSc in psychology Alex worked as a support worker with children experiencing anxiety and those with developmental disorders. After graduating, Alex went to work as the physical activity and wellbeing facilitator for Oxfordshire Mind. Since 2019 Alex has been working for the NHS as a clinical research assistant in secondary mental health care and then later as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner in IAPT where she developed a passion for supporting those experiencing mental health difficulties, using psychoeducation to help them understand their symptoms, what is maintaining them, and supporting them to manage and overcome these symptoms using evidence-based techniques

Clinician Responsibilities of Alex Bothwell

  • Health Anxiety – Adults
  • Social Anxiety/Social Phobia – Adults
  • Generalised Anxiety (GAD) and Excessive Worry – Adults
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Adults
  • Panic Attacks/Panic Disorder – Adults
  • Specific Phobia – Adults
  • Depression/Low Mood – Adults
  • Low Self Esteem/Self Criticism – Adults
  • Work Stress/Exam Stress – Adults
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) – Adults
  • Perfectionism and Procrastination – Adults
  • Self Harming Behaviours – Adults

Qualifications of Alex Bothwell

  • University Certificate in Psychology, University of Derby, 2015
  • MSc in Psychology, University of Derby, 2018
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Evidence based psychological Treatments (IAPT Pathway)–University of Reading, 2021
  • Working towards postgraduate qualification in cognitive behavioural therapy, University of Oxford

What Started Alex Bothwell On The Path Of Becoming a CB Therapist

  • Alex started training in CBT so that she could continue to work with those experiencing mental health difficulties and help them to understand and manage their conditions themselves, supporting them to become their own therapist.

Memberships of Alex Bothwell

  • June 2018–Graduate member of the British Psychological SocietySeptember 2021–British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies

Interesting Facts

  • Outside of work Alex enjoys walking her cockador Bo, cooking (and eating) exciting dishes and playing Roller Derby.