Sasethna Counselling Services
Mobile 0430 349 849
I am interested in all aspects of the whole person - practical, physical, emotional, psychological, philosophical etc. I am a counsellor with more than 35 years’ of mindful awareness meditation practices grounded in the Buddhist teachings. The deep self-reflection and meditation has given me the gentle balance, contentment and equanimity which, as a therapist I bring to the session. This supports the whole person in their healing, in a compassionate way to rise to live life to the fullest.
I provide clinical supervision for counsellors and therapists, and counselling for individuals. Other services include palliative care, carer support, grief & bereavement, including with parents who have lost a child in relation to any form of death including miscarraige, still birth, or abortion. I also work with trauma, domestic and / or family violence, anger management, stress reduction, issues with insomnia (any sleep related issues), anxiety, depression; drug & alcohol counselling, and general counselling.
Languages for counselling - English (fluent); Sinhala (fluent)
ACT, Buddhist Psychotherapy, Dream Work, Emotional Release, Gestalt, Meditation, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Somatic Psychotherapy, Trauma-Informed
I work with psycho-somatic techniques, incorporating mindful awareness to tap into our past/present experiences which might continue to have an impact on the presenting issues. In working gently with the body held memories to identify trauma triggers without intense distress, I am able to guide the individual to find healing and peace.
In clinical supervision, I support therapists to find balance in their work, assist with client work, equip self with tools & strategies to grow as an effective competent therapist, incorporating holistic ways to prevent burnout, vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue.
In counselling with clients, I work with internal / external factors to help achieve the desired highest outcomes for that individual.
I am a Level 4 counsellor and a Clinical Supervisor registered with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) School of Clinical Supervisors and Counsellors Victoria. I under take supervision, professional development and work according to the ACA Ethical Code of Conduct. My work is client / supervisee centred with an unconditional compassionate engagement where they decide on the focus on each session. The client / supervisee decides on the number of sessions needed for themselves.
My qualifications are in Bachelor of Social Science specialising in Counselling with post graduate qualifications in palliative care, grief, loss & bereavement and Buddhist counselling and psychotherapy. I have specialised in drug and alcohol work with mandated clients. My past employment experience includes working in homelessness, people in street sex work, group facilitator for victims of domestic violence, community palliative care, carer & bereavement counselling. Currently I work as a first response counsellor for people impacted by sexual assault, domestic and/or family violence, PTSD / complex trauma. I continue to work in general counselling as well as in culture specific counselling with the migrant community.
Appointments are available throughout the week
(including weekdays, weekends and on selected public holidays)
Please call 0430 349 849 (leave message) or
email : email@example.com
Sessions are mainly offered via phone or online platforms
Individual Counselling $100*
Individual Clinical Supervision $120*
Duration 50-55 minutes
Concession rate may be offered depending on individual circumstances
*Special rates during Covid-19 epidemic. Please discuss prior to booking an appointment.
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I am an eclectic counsellor using mindful awareness techniques in evidence based practices such as CBT, Gestalt, ACT and DBT and others. My work is based on a person centred copassionate model of work with the focus being on unconditional positive regard, and empathy. My personal mindful awareness practices
have helped me grow within as a practitioner and has helped my clients in many ways to heal from within....