Dr Lexy Rose

Clinical Psychologist & Associate


Lexy has worked with a diverse range of client difficulties across a variety of contexts. Her therapeutic approach focuses on using warmth and curiosity, recognising that the way people understand themselves and others is through their social upbringing and personal experiences and that they develop coping strategies based on these.

Lexy first develops a shared understanding of the presenting problems, including a client’s personal strengths and values. Her therapeutic approach is informed by Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), as well as, where appropriate, the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (both ‘traditional’ and ‘3rd wave’ approaches, such as mindfulness). Lexy will always adapt techniques based on a client’s needs.

Lexy’s areas of interest include working with adults with problems with anxiety, feeling low, self-criticism, and longer-standing difficulties. Alongside private practice, Lexy works in the NHS, working with adults with learning disabilities and neurodevelopmental disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorder.

2016 – Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IOPPN) (King’s College London, KCL)
2013 – PGCert, Evidence-Based Psychological Treatments (IAPT Pathway), Reading University
2012 – MSc (Distinction) Mental Health Studies, IOPPN (KCL)
2010 – BA (1st Class) Experimental Psychology, Oxford University

Registration and accreditation:
HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist (PYL33644)
BPS Chartered Member (406744)

Key Publications:
- Rose, A. V., McIntyre, R., & Rimes, K. A. (2018) Compassion focused intervention for highly self-critical individuals: Pilot study. Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy, 46, 583 – 600.
- Rose, A. V., & Rimes, K. A. (2018). Self‐criticism self‐report measures: Systematic review. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 91, 450 – 489.

Key training:
2019 – Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) Introductory & Advanced Clinical Skills Workshop (Compassionate Mind Foundation)

Recognised provider for private health insurers:
Aviva (600114402); AXA PPP Healthcare (AR04430); Cigna Healthcare (212350); WPA (920832950)


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