Harshani Algiriya

BA, PG (Counselling), MA (Counselling), ACA – Level 3
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  • East Melbourne

50 minute consultation: $200.00

Non Attended Session Fees:

I require 2 full working days (Monday-Friday only) notice should you need to cancel or re-schedule your appointment. You must do this by telephone.

– If you give us 2 or more business days’ notice: no fee

– Less than 2 business days: full consultation fee

Out of courtesy to our professional relationship, I request that you provide at least 7 days notice to cancel an appointment as I have limited appointments available.

  • Friday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Hello, my name is Harshani Algiriyi,

I am an experienced clinical counsellor with over 15 years of service as a mental health practitioner. I work with children, adolescents and adults from diverse cultural backgrounds who struggle with psychological and emotional trauma due to extraordinary stressful events in life. I have experience as a trauma counsellor in the family violence sector supporting clients to come out of traumatic experiences in their lives.


As a mother of two adolescent children, I am continuously working on researching new skills to face challenges to support adolescents for their smooth transition into exciting social changes while preserving their values. In addition, I support my clients to manage generational, and cultural conflicts to reach their full potential with confidence. My therapeutic approach involves a wide range of therapies and I work with my clients to understand which approach suits their needs and experience. My practice is client-centred, trauma informed and evidence-based with a range of therapeutic modalities involved. mainly


I use cognitive behaviour therapy, Gottman couples therapy, EMDR therapy, narrative therapy and emotion-focused therapy in my clinical practice. I have a special interest in couples therapy, in particular working with clients using the Gottman Method, in which I have received my highest level 3 training. The Gottman Method is an approach to couples therapy that includes a thorough assessment of the couple’s relationship and integrates research-based interventions based on the Sound Relationship House Theory. The goals of Gottman Method Couples Therapy are to disarm conflicting verbal communication; increase intimacy, respect, and affection; remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship. I can speak English and Sinhalese with a good sense of cultural understanding.

Issues I can help with
Adjustment Difficulties
Assertiveness Training
Behaviour Management
Careers Counselling
Conflict Resolution
Depression & Mood
Family Planning
Family Separation
Family Therapy
Gender & Sexual Identity
Grief & Bereavement
Health & Lifestyle
Life Transition
Marriage Counselling
Mindful Self-Compassion
New Parent
Perinatal Depression & Anxiety
Relationship Counselling
Self Esteem & Self Development
Social Anxiety
Social Skills
Stress Management & Relaxation
Trauma & PTSD