About Dr Alice Boyes and Dr Alice Boyes Limited
My PhD research about relationships was published in world’s premier social psychology journal, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology in 2007.
I have a therapy practice in Christchurch, New Zealand. I write a practical tips psychology blog and regularly get consulted by media (e.g., I’ve been quoted in Marie Claire, Women’s Health, Next, Fashion Quarterly and I’ve written about Positive Psychology for Mindfood).
My psychology blog includes lots of practical tips about how to increase your personal and/or relationship happiness Read my Blog.
I see clients in person in Christchurch (Christchurch psychology PhD) and people who live in other areas of New Zealand via Skype (live video) and phone.
I blend multiple different types of therapies according to your preferences, including techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Christchurch CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, and Self-Compassion.
I’m a science geek, I know lots about the research literature (which you’ll see from my blog).
When people come to see me for therapy, I help them understand themselves better, reduce their problems, and help them find the tools and information to have more self-acceptance and live a rich, meaningful and happy life. I tend to work with people who are self-motivated.
If you’re a journalist and want comments for an article you’re writing, feel free to contact me.
Below is just the formal stuff (list of qualifications etc). You can read a more about my services and therapy approach on my home page Christchurch psychology PhD.
Ph.D. (Doctorate) in Psychology from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Full registration as a Clinical psychology PhD with the New Zealand psychology PhDs’ Board.
Other Degrees: B.A., B.A. (1st class Honours), M.A. (Distinction), and Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology.
Scientific research studies I’ve conducted with colleagues have been published in respected international journals. These studies were about intimate relationships (couples) and eating problems/dieting. My publications are listed below. Where my name is listed first indicates that I was the lead researcher on the study. Prior to returning to New Zealand to start my business, I was a Lecturer in Psychology at University of Sussex, UK.
Boyes, A.D., & Fletcher, G.J.O. (2007). Meta-awareness of bias in intimate relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 286-306.
Boyes, A.D., Fletcher, G.J.O., & Latner, J.D. (2007). Male and Female Body Image and Dieting in the Context of Intimate Relationships. Journal of Family Psychology, 21, 764-768.
Fletcher, G.J.O., & Boyes, A.D. (2008). Is love blind? Reality and illusion in intimate relationships. In J. Forgas., & J. Fitness (Eds.), Relationships: Cognitive, Affective, and Motivational Processes. Psychology Press.
Fletcher, G.J.O., Simpson, J.A., & Boyes. A.D. (2006). Accuracy and bias in romantic relationships: An evolutionary and social psychological analysis. In M. Schaller, J. A. Simpson, & D. T. Kenrick (Eds.), Evolution and social psychology. New York: Sage.
Boyes, A.D. & Latner, J.D. (2009). Weight stigma in established romantic relationships. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy. (Write up of main findings here)
I write a blog about Psychology, Happiness, and Relationships, and write for several magazines.
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