Meet Alex Roach
Alex is the newest member of the Indigo family and she has joined us as a Registered Psychologist who is passionate about evidence-based interventions. Alex draws on modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness, to tailor treatments that are built on her client’s strengths. She believes in taking a warm and compassionate approach with her clients and strives to provide a safe space for them to explore their needs while pushing for the life they want.
Hey Alex! Welcome to the Indigo Project. Can you tell us a little about what your path to becoming a psychologist looked like?
It was looong! Filled with blood, sweat and tears. But it was all worth it and I couldn’t picture myself doing anything else.
What does a day look like for you?
It depends… Some days I manage to fit in yoga, a moment of mindfulness with my coffee, catching up with friends and cooking delicious food all around my work schedule, others I’m crawling over glass to the finish line of the day.
What are some of the best parts about doing what you do?
The privilege of getting to know my clients, feeling in awe of people’s resilience and getting to talk about all the feels all the time.
What are some of your favourite reads?
’The Happiness Trap’ – Russ Harris (because we all get stuck), ‘The Body Keeps the Score’ – Bessel Van Der Kolk (to better understand how the mind and body talk), ‘A Little Life’ – Hanya Yanagihara (a beautiful story of friendship)
Hot cinnamon donuts (5 pack to be specific) from Butter in Surry Hills.
What are some of your favourite Sydney spots?
I moved to Sydney from Canberra last year so still discovering all that the city has to offer. Some of my favourites so far are Blackwater Bay, Wayward Brewery and the comfort of my cozy apartment.
Currently listening to?
Invisibilia - A podcast exploring the "invisible forces" that shape human behaviour.
At The Indigo Project, we’re changing the way people think about therapy. We look at things from a human perspective and believe that each of us have a story to tell. This is Alex’s story with us. If you’re interested in working with Alex to get your shit together, book in below or give us a ring at +612 9212 5469