Alex Gosteva


MHealSc, MEdPsych, MA AT (Clinical), PhD Candidate

MNZPSS Registered Psychologist

Alex is a Registered Psychologist, Play Therapist, and the founder and Director of the Child and Family Play Therapy Centre in Christchurch, a private psychology practice that specialises in play therapy. As a Play Therapist and child development expert, she frequently provides parent consultation, developmental assessment and parent coaching to help parents understand and resolve children’s emotional and behavioural problems. Alex provides play therapy and supervision and frequently collaborates with education settings, agencies and mental health organisations to help deliver play therapy programmes to support children’s psychological health and wellbeing. With training in Russia and Australia, as well as frequent domestic presentations, Alex is known for developing arts and played-based interventions that are used to address a variety of childhood challenges.

As a trilingual psychologist, Alex also works with children, adolescents, adults, and families from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. She provides services to culturally and linguistically diverse families and children considering their language, values, cultural factors, migration and acculturation issues, as well as losses and grief due to their migration experience.

To make an appointment with Alex Gosteva please email: info@childfamilycentre.com