Harshani Algiriya

Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3

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Harshani Algiriya

Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3

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903/530 Little Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
0451 667 330
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About

Harshani is a registered psychological counsellor in Australia and Sri Lanka with a Master of Counselling and psychosocial work from the University of Colombo. Her journey into this fulfilling career started 15 years ago, soon after completing her Bachelor's degree in social sciences and the graduate diploma in counselling and psychosocial work from the same university. She is trained in Level 3 in Gottman Couples Therapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy and EMDR therapy in Australia. Harshani is reading to graduate with her second master's degree in social work at the university of new England, Australia.
Harshani has 15 years of experience working with clients in the context of domestic violence, gender-based violence, complex trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD, mood and personality disorders, bipolar disorder, relationship issues, family conflict, social and cultural isolation, low self-esteem and confidence and work-life balance and wellbeing.
She uses Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Gottmans Couples therapy, Emotion Focus Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Clinical Hypnotherapy, Single Session Therapy (SST), Talk Therapy, Mindfulness and Relaxation Strategies, Multicultural Counselling modalities in a trauma-informed framework.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $190
Pay By: Bank transfer, Cash, Electronic Funds Transfer, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • AHM Health
  • Bupa
  • Medibank Private
  • Police Health
  • Teachers Health
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 17 Years
  • Membership: Australian Counselling Association / Level 3 Member
  • Training: Gottman Couples therapy Level 3, EMDR Therapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy
I'm trained Level 3 Gottman Couples therapy and EMDR therapy for trauma counselling. I have Advance Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy from AU

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: Australian Counselling Association / Level 3 Member
  • Membership: Australian Hypnotherapists Association

Harshani Algiriya's Groups

Culture Sensitive Transition

This group is for CALD communities that speak English as their second language. The focus of the group is to support participants to transition to a new community while preserving their cultural values. The group is limited to six participants to allow non-judgmental and attentive space for every group member.

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Grounding and Mindfulness

This support group is providing a non-judgmental space for its participant to practice mindfulness training based on relaxation techniques. The group is limited to six participants only.

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Location

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903/530 Little Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
0451 667 330
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Family Conflict
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Sinhalese and Sinhalese
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler
Communities
  • Cancer
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Single Mother

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Qualified Supervisors
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Neuro-Linguistic
  • Person-Centred
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 29 May 2022
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Harshani Algiriya

Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3