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Mr Philip Alexander

Highly Specialist Psychotherapist and Service Lead, Renal Psychosocial Team

Year Qualified
MSc in Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapy; Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (Existential/Person-Centred); BA (Hons) / Diploma in Social Work
Physical Health Psychology

Special Interests

  • Cancer
  • Effects of internalised homophobia and other forms of oppression/discrimination
  • Haematology
  • HIV/Aids


Philip trained as a social worker at Middlesex University, following a specific palliative care pathway in his final year. After undertaking local authority social work with adults for four years, he became a specialist palliative care social worker for seven years, working in both hospice and community palliative care settings.

Alongside working full time, Philip trained as an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist at Thames Valley University and then as a cognitive behaviour psychotherapist at London Metropolitan University.

After qualifying as a therapist, Philip worked for four years in cancer at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and for the last ten years in Haematology at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, where he leads the Haemato-Oncology Psychological Therapies Service.

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