Alia is a warm and gentle psychologist with over 15 years of experience predominately working with women, children, and families across public and private organisations. Alia has previously worked with mothers in a refuge; birth, adoptive and foster parents; and survivors of abuse and trauma. Alia is currently working at a private psychiatric inpatient hospital with adult and youth patients.
Alia works from a strength-based perspective, providing empathy, support, and authenticity within the working therapeutic relationship. Alia utilises modalities of CBT, DBT, ACT, EFT, and Mindfulness within therapy. Alia works compassionately with clients to increase safety, healthy attachments, and self-care. Therapy can help via empowering clients with skills, informed decision making and problem-solving, and building a life worth living based on their values and goals. Cultural sensitivity, recovery-focus, and trauma-based practices are woven within therapy. Alia works with clients to build awareness, insight, and hope for the future, with a focus on the strengths and courage that it takes to engage in therapy.
Outside of work, Alia is a mum of four children aged between 15 to 3 years old, so she has lived experience and understanding of the juggle that many parents experience today.