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I'm Alex Mortlock, a clinical psychologist in Christchurch, New Zealand. I offer in-person and online services for adults (18+). My work focus on areas such as:

  • Mental Health Conditions: Depression, social phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, and others.

  • Personal Challenges: Sleep problems, intrusive thoughts, self-destructive habits, adjusting to life changes, and others.

  • Insomnia: I provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) - A specialised treatment focusing on the management of sleep-related issues.

  • Autism Assessment: Comprehensive diagnostic assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder.

I help my clients gain a deeper understanding of the factors that contribute to their problems, learn techniques for managing difficult thoughts and emotions, develop new problem-solving skills, improve their relationships with others, clarify their values and priorities, and take action to create a richer and more meaningful life.

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About Me

I have been a registered clinical psychologist since 2010. I was trained in clinical psychology at the University of Canterbury, with a focus on evidence-based approaches for mental health assessment and treatment. ​

My work is grounded in psychological science, with an emphasis on the interplay of emotion, cognition, and motivation. Using evidence-based methods, I strive to help people make positive changes in their behaviour. I try to foster an environment of authenticity, acceptance, and understanding.

Throughout my career, I have been priviledged to witness growth and transformation in many people from diverse backgrounds. These experiences have reinforced my belief that, with the right support and guidance, everyone has the capacity to flourish.

I live in Christchurch with my wife, who is also a clinical psychologist, and our two over-analysed children.  I value curiosity, compassion, courage, and flexibility. These values guide me in navigating the professional and personal challenges that human life presents.

Work Experience

Special Interests

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Insomnia

  • Circadian Rhythm Disorders

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Panic attacks

  • Adjustment issues of early adulthood

  • Autism

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