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Insession Counselling
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General

Insession Counselling

Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
84 Barkers Road, Hawthorn, VIC 3122
Let's Connect (03) 9034 9641
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I'm Sanduni, a psychologist and South Asian Woman of Colour with over 10 years of experience in the mental health sector. I started Insession Counselling to provide therapy to people from all cultural backgrounds, gender identities and sexual orientations. Navigating my own experiences of marginalisation and intersectionality as a queer Sri-Lankan woman has allowed me to truly understand how culture, gender and sexuality shape so much of who we are and how we experience relationships. I combine this lived experience with evidence-based psychological interventions so that the therapy you receive is tailored specifically to you.
I offer Individual & couples counselling, psychological assessments & diagnosis including ADHD assessments and clinical supervision.
I've spent a lot of time reflecting on my own experiences as a child of immigrants raised with both South-Asian and Australian values. Who we are is shaped by so many things around us and I hope to support you in making sense of your unique identity and how this has been shaped by culture, race, colonial history, family history, gender and sexuality.
Call or Insession Counselling now for a free 15 minute consultation - (03) 9034 9641

Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Insession Counselling

84 Barkers Road

Hawthorn, VIC 3122

(03) 9034 9641
I focus on Trauma and PTSD, Racial Identity and Relationship Issues 
$245 Per Session, I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 
Let's Connect (03) 9034 9641
Photo of Sandi Silva - Insession Counselling, MSc, PsyBA General, Psychologist

Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Insession Counselling

84 Barkers Road

Hawthorn, VIC 3122

(03) 9034 9641
I focus on Trauma and PTSD, Racial Identity and Relationship Issues 
$245 Per Session, I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $245
  • Couple Sessions $280
  • Pay by Bank transfer

Insurance

  • AHM Health
  • Any/Out-of-network Insurance
  • Australian Unity
  • Bupa
  • CBHS Health
  • Medibank Private
  • Medicare Rebates
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We offer Medicare rebates which give you a $93.35 refund on the cost of each session. Private health rebates are also available.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (03) 9034 9641
Photo of Sandi Silva - Insession Counselling, MSc, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Insession Counselling
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
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We offer Medicare rebates which give you a $93.35 refund on the cost of each session. Private health rebates are also available.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (03) 9034 9641
Photo of Sandi Silva - Insession Counselling, MSc, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Insession Counselling
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General

Qualifications

    Psychologist: Sandi Silva
  • Verified by Psychology Today Membership with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency Sandi Silva
  • In Practice for 7 Years
  • Membership with AHPRA
  • Degree/Diploma from Swinburne University in Master of Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology, Masters Degree
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (03) 9034 9641
Photo of Sandi Silva - Insession Counselling, MSc, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Insession Counselling
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (03) 9034 9641
Photo of Sandi Silva - Insession Counselling, MSc, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Insession Counselling
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General

Expertise and Interests

Top Expertise

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues

Practice Areas

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Bisexual
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Child
  • Codependency
  • Complex-PTSD
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Infidelity
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Transgender
  • Veterans
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs? or (03) 9034 9641
Photo of Sandi Silva - Insession Counselling, MSc, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Insession Counselling
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Do these issues align with your needs? or (03) 9034 9641
Photo of Sandi Silva - Insession Counselling, MSc, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Insession Counselling
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General

Client Focus

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Aviation Professionals
Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Asian
Indian

I also speak

Sinhalese

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Aviation Professionals
Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Asian
Indian

I also speak

Sinhalese

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behaviour (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centred
  • Positive Psychology
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (03) 9034 9641
Photo of Sandi Silva - Insession Counselling, MSc, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Insession Counselling
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (03) 9034 9641
Photo of Sandi Silva - Insession Counselling, MSc, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Insession Counselling
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General

Location

Primary Location

Insession Counselling

84 Barkers Road

Hawthorn, VIC 3122

(03) 9034 9641
Call for a free consultation now - (03) 9034 9641
Photo of Sandi Silva - Insession Counselling, MSc, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Insession Counselling
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Call for a free consultation now - (03) 9034 9641
Photo of Sandi Silva - Insession Counselling, MSc, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Insession Counselling
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General