Ayanthi De Silva

REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST

Anxiety

Depression

Self Esteem

Perfectionism

Hearing Voices

Stress

Burnout

Career Difficulties

Loneliness

Rates & Availability

Standard Fee is $220.00
Registered Psychologist
($89.65 Medicare Rebate available*)
Out-of-pocket is $130.35

Days: Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat
Online via video call

* The Medicare rebate is available to clients under the Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative.

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ACT

Mindfulness

Psychodynamic

Humorous

Creative

Sensitive

Get to know Ayanthi

Registered Psychologist Ayanthi is a true believer in the power of therapy, with its ability to help challenge unhelpful thoughts and strengthen more helpful ones with a bit of skill and plenty of practice.

She spent years working with people who have experienced psychosis, including voice-hearing. A pivotal lesson she learned is that the only power the voices have is the power the voice-hearer gives them. This principle applies to all of us, our internal chatter of self-beliefs, automatic thoughts and ruminations are really just a sequence of words in our minds. Mental freedom comes when we get to choose which ones we want to indulge.

Ayanthi De Silva

Ayanthi’s style of therapy embodies the humanistic and client-centred approach. You are invited to take part in an authentic exploration of your own unique experiences, allowing her to guide you through challenges and growth.

She is a Registered Psychologist who enjoys the collaborative process of working with people to find solutions to problems. This is done through skill-building and goal-setting. Ayanthi also has a fondness for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and its emphasis on aligning values with actions in order to create a more fulfilling life.

Registered Psychologist Ayanthi’s quick tip for smashing depression

“Depression zaps our motivation and makes us feel overwhelmed and unable to commit to tasks, but change cannot come about through inaction. One way to overcome this is by breaking down a task (cleaning the bedroom) into realistically achievable chunks (making the bed). We derive self-value from fulfilling our responsibilities and the sense of accomplishment we can get from this can reinforce continued action and openness to greater challenges.”

My therapy song…

NEW PERSON, SAME OLD MISTAKES – Tame Impala