Dinelka de SilvaConsultant Psychologist
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East Melbourne
Mill Park

Hello, my name is Dinelka de Silva

I work with children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of emotional issues. I work with individuals who are experiencing personal life crises or relationship issues, and may be presenting with depression, anxiety or stress due to a difficult situation they are currently experiencing. I also work with couples and families who wish to work together to resolve shared issues or communication breakdowns.

My therapeutic style is a cognitive behavioural approach to change unhelpful or unhealthy habits of thinking, feeling and behaving. I like to make use of practical self-help strategies, which are designed to provide positive and immediate changes in a person’s quality of life. I also like to incorporate aspects of other therapies, such as helping my clients to engage in things with mindfulness and exploring the narratives of past events to help break down any ongoing trauma or concerns.

I see clients who have issues such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety (including OCD)
  • Low self-esteem
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Stress
  • ADHD
  • Life transition/adjustment difficulties
  • Anger management
  • Career counselling & work-related issues
  • Eating disorders

Issues I can help with

ADHDMy Children, My Family, My Self, My Work
Academic Performance & GiftednessMy Self, My Family, My Children
Adjustment DifficultiesMy Self, My Family, My Relationship
AdoptionMy Family, My Relationship
Anger ManagementMy Work, My Self, My Family, My Relationship, My Children
AnxietyMy Family, My Relationship, My Children, My Work, My Self
Assertiveness Training
Behaviour ManagementMy Children, My Family
Body Dysmorphia
Careers Counselling
CommunicationMy Relationship, My Children
Depression & MoodMy Family, My Relationship, My Children, My Work, My Self
Disordered Eating
Family PlanningMy Family, My Relationship, My Self
Family SeparationMy Children, My Family, My Relationship
Family Therapy
Gender & Sexual Identity My Self, My Family
Grief & Bereavement My Self, My Relationship, My Children, My Family
Health & Lifestyle My Self, My Family, My Relationship
Learning DifficultiesMy Work, My Children, My Self, My Family
Life TransitionMy Work, My Self, My Family, My Relationship
Marriage Counselling
New ParentMy Self, My Family, My Relationship
New Parent - Dad
New Parent - Mum
OCDMy Self, My Family, My Children
Parenting My Family, My Relationship
Perinatal Depression & Anxiety
Relationship CounsellingMy Self, My Relationship
Return to Work Assistance
Self Esteem & Self DevelopmentMy Self, My Work
Sexual AbuseMy Self, My Family, My Children
Sexual ConcernsMy Self, My Relationship
Social Anxiety
Social SkillsMy Family, My Work, My Children, My Self
Stress Management & Relaxation My Self, My Work
Trauma & PTSDMy Self, My Family, My Children
Work Performance
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East Melbourne 8002