Psychologists focus on emotional or mental health problems and help you to deal with such issues in a constructive and supportive way. They do not prescribe medication, but use techniques such as cognitive behavior therapy. Commonly treated conditions are anxiety, depression, addictions, relationship problems, and self-esteem.

Alexandra Madureira,

Alexandra is a clinical psychologist that focuses on enhancing client’s unique strengths and building confidence by increasing self-awareness, recognizing unhelpful patterns, and engaging them in the process of change. Alexandra’s approach to therapy is adaptive and flexible combining her knowledge of clinical psychology with neurobiological mechanisms to help clients to identify, experience, make sense of, accept and manage their emotions in the therapeutic process. 

Languages

English: native speaker
Portuguese: native speaker

Qualifications & memberships

Master Degree in Clinical Psychology 2004
MBPS ( Member of British Psychology Society)
Post Graduate Neurofeedback
Post Graduate EMDR
Member of Colégio de Psicólogos (Spain)
Member of Ordem dos Psicólogos (Portugal)

 

Frequently treated conditions

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Personality disorders (such as Borderline Personality Disorder)
Drug addictions
Alcohol addictions
Behavioural addiction (gambling, internet, shopping, sex etc.)
Anxiety disorders
Depression
Biopolar disorder
Trauma and complex trauma
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD)
Eating disorders
Low self-esteem
Loss and grief

Training and background

Alexandra Madureira is a member of the British Psychology Society who has been practicing psychology since she completed her studies in 2003. In 2004, Alexandra had the opportunity of working at PROMIS Clinic in the UK for over ten years, specializing in addiction rehabilitation. While working with PROMIS, she opened and managed new medical centers in Marbella, Madrid, and Portugal. In 2010, Alexandra opened a clinic dedicated to mental health in Portugal called NeuroBonding where she opened an emergent market for Neurofeedback NeurOptimal.

In 2014, Alexandra was headhunted to work at Cortijo Care, a psychiatric hospital in Marbella, where she worked as the head psychologist, devising strategies, approaches, and plans for the psychology department, being responsible for creating and implementing the therapeutic program. She worked alongside with other psychologists and psychiatrists in order to offer multiple therapies and perspectives to deal with the different conditions such as addictions, trauma, personality disorders, anxiety and depression, bipolar disorders, and psychosis. Alexandra has also established her own private practice and worked at other medical facilities offering her services and creating a program for people experiencing psychological difficulties. 

Alexandra is often described as compassionate, charismatic, knowledgeable, and a good listener, bringing the best of different approaches, mainly CBT (DBT, ACT), developmental, and neurobiological approaches. Lately EMDR.