I originally met with Shiyanka for couples therapy for my partner and I to improve our communication and become a stronger couple. Shiyanka was very warm and non-judgemental, and listened to our individual issues in a way that helped us work through them together. She gave us tools to take away that helped us get back on track when we needed it. More recently, I have started individual counselling with Shiyanka and have found them just as useful. She builds trust and understanding, getting to know me and my background, giving me tools to challenge my thinking without taking way from my values
Testimonial for Shiyanka
Testimony for Shiyanka
Seeing Shiyanka has helped me to grow and transform the person I am in such a positive way. She is warm and understanding and has played a huge role in my healing journey
MCouns, GradDipCouns(Health), BSocSc
Shiyanka is a registered counsellor with ACA (Australian Counselling Association) and qualified with a Bachelors in Social Sciences, a Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Health) and a Masters in Counselling Practice. Shiyanka has worked in varying human service professions for the past 18 years. At the core lies her passion for mental health and the wellbeing of all individuals ranging from adolescents, adults, and couples. She is known to bring a tailored and safe presence to every session and works from the foundation of meeting each person where they are at, regardless of their circumstance or struggle.
Shiyanka works flexibly with modalities ranging from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Narrative Therapy (NT) and the Gottman approach.
Regardless of where you find yourself in life a way forward can always be found by investing in this therapeutic process. Gaining perspective and clarity through counselling may be the missing piece between being stuck and finding breakthrough.
“You are the most valuable investment you will ever make”- Praise Victor