MProfPsych BPsych (Hons) MAPS
Romana Ali is an accomplished Provisional Psychologist, passionate about fostering empowerment within individuals so they can maximise their potential, gain confidence in themselves and be the driver of change in their own lives. Encouraging and genuine in nature, Romana believes with the right tools, encouragement, and support, change is achievable for everyone.
Although Romana grew up locally for most of her life, her origins are from a war-torn country. Witnessing how past trauma affected her family, Romana felt aspired to pursue a career in mental health. Mental health is extremely important to Romana, as she has always felt drawn towards helping people. Her own experiences have shaped her kind and warm persona, bringing gratefulness to be in a position where she has accessed education to be able to help others.
Romana’s therapy approach is one that is collaborative, attentive and client focused. Life is constantly changing and evolving, and she believes so should therapy. Through her bubbly personality, her clients feel understood and heard, free from judgement. Her strength is the ability to match her own interactions with the clients, and adapt to any situation and different interaction styles. She places a focus on ensuring her clients feel safe and comfortable.
As an experienced Provisional Psychologist at Creating Change, Romana combines a Master of Professional Psychology with a Bachelor in Psychology (honours) degrees, with training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness.
Romana enjoys treating all ages from children through to adults, with a particular interest in supporting adolescents and young adults trying to find their way in life. She has an interest in stress and how it affects our overall functioning, as well as life transitions. Her experience extends to include working together with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families as a behaviour therapist, and disability support.
Her level of expertise is evident in the broad range of presentations she treats: anxiety, depression, Bipolar Disorders, OCD, Perfectionism, life transitions, interpersonal issues, school/university stress, life stress and workplace issues.
On a personal level, Romana enjoys playing soccer and has a true passion for everything sports and fitness. She loves music and dancing, as well as spending quality time with friends and family.
Romana is a full time therapist and devoted to our practice. She is available for appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
"Everything can be taken from a man, but the last of the human freedoms: to choose one’s attitudes in any given set of circumstances – Viktor Frankl"