Vishmi De Silva2024-02-08T00:38:32+00:00
Vishmi De Silva

Vishmi has a natural warmth and ease with people from various walks of life, creating a supportive therapeutic environment.

With her keen focus on listening attentively to each person’s unique story, Vishmi offers empathic feedback and guidance tailored to their needs.

Vishmi’s background includes working with children at risk of abuse and neglect, as well as supporting families in reaching their full potential, through programs at Barnados.

Vishmi’s expertise extends to utilizing art techniques in therapy, as well as music therapy for elders in Sri Lanka. As part of her work as a supervisor for Project Bloom in Ski Lanka, Vishmi provided therapy and interactive teamwork sessions for children and adolescents in a psychiatric unit. She also guided a team of volunteers for that project.

Vishmi has also provided online therapeutic interventions for adults and adolescents from South Asian backgrounds.

In addition to her clinical work, Vishmi has shared her knowledge and expertise by teaching counselling and psychology subjects to Diploma and Bachelor’s students.

Vishmi has considerable administrative skills, and when she is not working therapeutically with our clients, she assists our practice on a part-time basis, with Office Management.

Vishmi works therapeutically with:

  • Children, Teens, Adults
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and abuse counselling
  • Family systems
  • Individuals with Relationship Difficulties
  • Parenting children with Disabilities
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Work and Life Stress
  • Grief and Loss

Vishmi can offer Counselling and Psychotherapy in Sinhala, as well as fluent English.

Person-centred therapy is the foundation of her work, but Vishmi also utilises, as needed, Emotion Focused Therapy, Schema Therapy techniques, Family Systems, Attachment Theory, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Qualifications

  • Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Graduate Diploma in Clinical & Health Psychology
  • Bachelor in Psychology
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