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


Anxiety, depression, or anger problems

Intrusive thoughts, worry, and rumination

Post-traumatic stress

Self-destructive habits

Adjusting to life changes

Relationships conflict

At this time, many of my appointments are focused on finding practical ways to cope with issues related to the COVID-19 virus and the current lock-down requirements.

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

My 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 phone (021 120 9295) or email (info@alexmortlock.co.nz).

About Me

I have 10 years experience as a clinical psychologist and 15 years experience working in mental health. 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.

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've treated thousands of people for a broad range of issues, including diagnosed psychological conditions and more general life problems.

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

I live in Christchurch with my wife (also a clinical psychologist) and our two over-analysed children. (we are currently trying to combine working from home with full time parenting of preschoolers).  I value health and well-being, courage, compassion, vitality, and flexibility. These values guide me in my work and personal life, and help me too face the challenges of life.

Work Experience

Special Interests

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Panic attacks

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Adjustment issues of early adulthood

  • Coping with physical health problems

  • Anger management


NOTICE: I am open and currently seeing new and returning clients face-to-face in my Christchurch clinic and via Zoom nationally.