Dr Alexandra Getz


Dr Alexandra Getz is a General Adult Consultant Psychiatrist. In addition to her work with Altum Health, she works at St. Andrew’s Healthcare in the Community Partnerships arm of the service. There, she assesses and treats patients with a variety of conditions including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addictions, bipolar affective disorder and personality disorders. She is also trained to assess and treat Attentional Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Dr Alexandra Getz is a General Adult Consultant Psychiatrist. In addition to her work with Altum Health, she works at St. Andrew’s Healthcare in the Community Partnerships arm of the service. There, she assesses and treats patients with a variety of conditions including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addictions, bipolar affective disorder and personality disorders. She is also trained to assess and treat Attentional Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Ally has a wealth of experience across different client groups and services. For much of her time at St. Andrew’s, Dr Getz was a consultant psychiatrist in the women’s service where she specialized in gender-specific treatment for conditions such as serious mental illness in women, personality disorders, eating disorders and psychological difficulties associated with transgender processes. In addition, she has also worked as clinical lead in a male secure and locked service. She has many years’ experience of writing medico-legal reports and is an expert in civil cases where psychiatric injury is in question.

Not only is Ally an experienced Psychiatrist, she is also a trained therapist. She has a post-graduate diploma in psychodynamic psychotherapy, and is a trained Dialectical Behavioural Therapist. She brings her appreciation of both psychiatric medicine and therapy to her clients, adopting a biopsychosocial approach to treatment.. She is familiar with most schools of psychological treatment and is at home prescribing simple to complex regimens of psychotropic treatment when indicated. She was fascinated by the relationship between food, body image, family systems and trauma, and this interest has continued throughout all of her clinical roles.

In her spare time Dr Getz enjoys yoga, reading and wild swimming all year round. She has two young children who also keep her busy.

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