Dr Alya Koulikova - Clinical Psychologist
Dr Alya Koulikova
B.A.Psych (Hons), D.Psych (Clinical)
Works with: Adolescents, adults & couples.
Alya is a Clinical Psychologist who has attained extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of a broad range of psychological difficulties. Having worked in outpatient and inpatient mental health settings for several years, she assisted clients who experienced mood and anxiety problems, and unresolved trauma, as well as helping clients who had difficulty adjusting to losses and battled with poor self-esteem, lack of confidence, drug dependency, and relationship issues.
Alya believes in a warm, engaging, client-collaborative, and individualistic approach. She places a great emphasis on understanding clients’ strengths and their psychological development over the life trajectory.
Her therapeutic stance is informed by explorative guidance in aiding clients to attain a deeper insight into the nature and roots of their problems to build resilience, improve their symptoms, develop adaptive means of coping and create fulfilling relationships. She employs diverse therapy modalities to meet clients’ needs and therapy goals, encompassing analytic, cognitive behavioral, narrative, and trauma therapies.