Dr Alexandra Antonesei is a clinical psychologist working in a medium risk forensic NHS hospital. She works in an acute ward with users with acute or remitted psychosis and substance misuse; her main duties include risk assessments and individual therapy sessions.
Dr Antonesei also runs clinics (individual therapy and assessments) for a private mental health company where she sees clients with (complex) trauma and personality disorders, chronic (and severe) anxieties and depression, complicated grief, neurodiversity (mainly autism and ADHD), burnout and work-related stress. She also collaborates with a law company specialising on immigration law; she runs assessments and writes reports mainly on asylum applications, modern slavery/human trafficking, impact of deportation/detention.
Dr Antonesei would like to translate her experience in running complex psychological assessments and talking therapies to expert witness work. She has completed the expert witness training on family law with Bond Solon and is waiting for the results. She is also about to complete an MSc degree in forensic psychology this summer and plans to further specialise as a forensic psychologist by undertaking the BPS route in the field.
AREAS OF SPECIALISM
• Asylum application, impact of deportation/detention, human trafficking/modern slavery, trauma and PTSD (immigration law)
• IQ, cognitive functioning/cognitive impairment
• Adult mental health (axis I disorders)
• Trauma and personality disorders
• Trauma and PTSD
• Physical violence and sexual deviance
• Domestic abuse
• Work related stress, bullying, harassment and (disability) discrimination
• Need for psychological therapies and recommendations.
Courts or Tribunals: Clinical Negligence, Employment, Family Court, Immigration and Asylum, Mental Health Tribunals, Occupational Health, Personal Injury
Age groups: Adult, Older Adult
Psychological Specialisms: ADHD, Domestic Abuse, Forensic, Learning Difficulties, Mental Capacity, Neurological Disorder, Personality Disorder, Substance Misuse, Trauma and PTSD