Alex Bajac

Clinical Psychologist
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182 Great South Road, Papakura
Alex Bajac

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Alex is a Senior Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience working with children, young people and their families. She has worked at the Regional Youth Forensic Service (RYFS) at Auckland District Health Board where she provided forensic assessments regarding mental health, intellectual functioning, risk assessment, fitness to stand trial and rehabilitation options. She also provided evidence based therapeutic interventions for a range of presenting problems. Alex has a down to earth approach that is collaborative, practical and creative. She works from her heart, in a compassionate manner to help empower you to achieve meaningful change and overcome personal challenges. It takes courage to reach out for support, Alex will draw on your existing strengths, values and resources to see you through.
Expertise
  • Working with children, young people and their families
  • Working with diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds
  • Mood difficulties/disorders
  • Anxiety difficulties, worry, stress/anxiety related disorders
  • Managing intense emotions
  • Adjustment to life challenges and difficult life experiences
  • Anger and Aggressive behaviour
  • Neurodevelopmental issues and challenging behaviour
  • Offending behaviour
  • Risk assessments: Risk to self and risk to others
  • Forensic reports and expert witness testimony
Therapy approaches

Eclectic therapeutic approach, guided by evidence based therapies including:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Interpersonal Therapy/Client-Centered Therapy
  • Family Therapy practice models that are systems based, and informed by psychodynamic and attachment based theories
  • Cultural Frameworks and Maori & Pasifika health models: Durie’s Te Whare Tapa Wha and Pere’s Te Wheke model, Fonofale Model of Pacific Health
Qualifications
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (Massey University, Auckland)
  • Master of Arts, Honours in Psychology (Massey University, Auckland)
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Sociology (Victoria University, Wellington)
Affiliations
  • Registered Clinical Psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists Board under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003

Book with Alex

Please outline briefly what you would like help with; we will endeavour to contact you within 24 hours for a free phone consultation, if we can’t help you we can do our best to point you in the right direction.

availability

Currently not accepting new clients.

Locations

6 Queen Street, Papakura

Hours

Flexible
Thanks for your enquiry, we will endeavour to contact you within 24 hours for a free 15 minute phone consultation.

Please note that we are not an emergency service, in the event of an emergency please call 111. If you need to talk to someone urgently you can see your GP or phone one of the following helplines.

Lifeline: 0800 543 354
Youthline: 0800 376 633
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