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About Me

I have 12 years experience as a clinical psychologist. I was trained in the Department of Psychology at the University of Canterbury, with a focus on evidence-based approaches to helping people improve their mental health.

My work is guided by psychological science, especially in the domains of emotion, cognition, motivation, and methods to help people to change their behaviour to be happier and more successful.

I have treated thousands of people for a broad range of issues, including diagnosed psychological conditions and more general life problems. It is important to me to be genuine, accepting, and empathic. I believe that all people are capable of making positive changes in their lives, from minor adjustments to profound transformations.

I live in Christchurch with my wife (also a clinical psychologist) and our two over-analysed children.  I value health and well-being, courage, compassion, vitality, and flexibility. These values guide me in my work and personal life, and help me also face the challenges of life.

Work Experience

Special Interests

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Panic attacks

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Adjustment issues of early adulthood

  • Coping with physical health problems



I'm Alex Mortlock, a registered clinical psychologist in Christchurch, New Zealand. I offer face-to-face and video conferencing therapy for adults to help with mental health and personal issues, such as:

Anxiety, depression, or anger problems

Intrusive thoughts, worry, and rumination

Self-destructive habits

Adjusting to life changes

Interpersonal problems

I provide treatment for diagnosable psychological conditions, such as major depression, social phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and panic disorder.

Clients benefit from gaining an understanding of what is maintaining life problems, learning strategies to manage painful thoughts and feelings, developing new ways of solving problems, relating better to others, clarifying what really matters to them, and taking action to build a richer and more fulfilling life.

​You can contact me by email (

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