Dr. Yuliya Richard was born and raised in Ukraine, where she obtained her first degree and became a qualified philologist and teacher. From Ukraine she moved to Germany, where she continued her studies in languages, sociology, and cross-cultural communication. After she migrated to Australia, Yuliya worked with several charities and NGOs, such as the Wayside Chapel, Wesley Mission, the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre and the Benevolent Society. Her therapeutic experience includes counselling with adults, children, parents who find parenting challenging, victims of domestic violence and other abuse, individuals with a range of emotional, adjustment and relationship issues, and migrants.


Yuliya has counselled individuals and groups who experience various life challenges. She has also helped people who were working on their interpersonal relationships as well personal and professional growth. She is a committee member of the Culture and Psychology APS Interest Group, where she, in collaboration with other psychologists, works to increase awareness and educate health professionals on providing culturally sensitive and appropriate services to people from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds


Yuliya’s areas of specialisation include developmental issues, wellbeing, depression, anxiety, stress management, work stress, relationships, conflict resolution, lifestyle issues, migration and cultural change, grief and loss. Her additional areas of interest are Health Psychology, Emotional Intelligence, and Organisational Psychology, as well as Culture and Psychology. She has proven that she is passionate about helping people from all walks of life to live balanced and fulfilling lives.


  • BA Hons Arts Education

  • GD Psychology & PGD Psychology

  • PGD Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • PGD in Applied Psychology

  • Professional Doctorate in Clinical and Health Psychology


  • Associate MAPS (Australian Psychological Society)

  • The Australian Clinical Psychology Association

  • Committee member APS IG Culture and Psychology

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