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Our Trainers

All our trainers are professional, practicing counsellors and mental health practitioners with years of clinical and teaching experience. They combine hands-on, practical expertise with a wealth of theoretical and academic knowledge, delivering a unique synergy of research and practice. 

About Alyona

Couples Therapist and Sex Therapist

Welcome! I am Alyona, a registered counsellor, couples and sex therapist, and teacher.


I came to couples therapy after a 15-year career in international marketing when I realized that professional success feels empty without healthy relationships.

In 2019, I started ALY'S PLACE, a counselling practice specialising in couples and family relationships. Today, I work with a team of passionate professional counsellors, all of whom I had the pleasure and the privilege to train in couples therapy.

In my practice, I combine a range of therapeutic approaches to help couples and individuals to move forward. Specifically, I use Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), the Gottman Method, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, as well as trauma-informed conversational approaches. 


I teach at Monash University, where I am also working on my PhD in misattributed paternity. I lived on three continents and speak three languages. 


  • PhD Candidate (Monash)

  • Master of Counselling (Monash)

  • Graduate Diploma in Sexual and Reproductive Health (University of Sydney)

  • Specialist Diploma in Education (Tula)

  • Bachelor of Arts in International Business (Baden-Wuerttemberg)

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