Dr Alexandra Mizara
Dr Alexandra Mizara is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and works in both the private sector and NHS in the UK. She has a specialist interest in psychodermatology, and has set up and leads a pioneering psychology-dedicated service for patients with skin conditions in a teaching hospital, Royal Free Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in London.
Dr Mizara graduated from psychology in 1999 and earned her doctorate degree in Counselling Psychology in 2007 from London Metropolitan University. She has since worked in both primary and secondary care in the NHS. Her main clinical practice draws from cognitive behavioural therapy and schema therapy, but she has also worked therapeutically using a variety of models.
Her research interests lie in the psychological management and wellbeing of people with psoriasis, acne, alopecia, body image concerns and adjustment to physical change. Dr Mizara supervises doctoral theses in psychodermatology and is a keen advocate on integrating psychological care in physical health settings.
Dr Mizara has presented her research at several events, including congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, and annual meetings of the British Association of Dermatologists. She is a chartered member of the British Psychology Society and is registered with British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychology along with the Health Professions Council.