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About me

Hello, I am Chamari Leelasena and I am an experienced Integrative Psychotherapy and an accredited member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and my work is guided by the BACP Ethical Framework. I am also a qualified EMDR Therapist and am a full member of EMDR Association UK & Ireland. I offer counselling and psychotherapy to individuals and couples from practices in Wembley and in Central London (1 Harley Street, London W1G 9QD). Therapy can be short term - up to 12 sessions, medium term - up to 26 sessions or long term - open ended.
  • My main therapeutic approach is integrative and is best described as a synthesis of Person-centred, Psychodynamic, and Solution Focused therapies
  • I am experienced in providing Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT) and EMDR for Employee Assistance Providers (EAP)
  • I am a certified Clinical Supervisor offering Reflective and Integrative Clinical Supervision (both individual and group supervision) to qualified therapists, trainees and other mental health professionals
As a bi-lingual counsellor, I'm able to provide therapy in English or in Sinhala. I respect and welcome clients from all backgrounds.

Individual therapy

My experience includes working with clients presenting issues such as depression, anxiety disorders, relationship issues, bereavement, work related issues, personal development, anger management and low self-esteem. I have worked in an further education College, Women’s Therapy Centre, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Counselling Service and in a Therapy Centre providing moderate to severe mental health care. In my private practice, I take referrals from GPs, EAP providers and general public.

Couples therapy

I am a certified Transformative Couples Therapist and work with couples face to face in Wembley and in Central London (1 Harley Street, London W1G 9QD) practices.

Group work and Workshops

I facilitate psycho-educational group work on understanding and managing, depression, anxiety, anger and assertiveness.

Psycho-educational career guidance

Experienced in offering psycho-education using CBT and Humanistic therapies to those who are of working age and present with mental health difficulties. In parallel, clients are also supported in updating their CV, job searching, confidence building, assertiveness, money management and interview skills.

Training and Qualifications

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Certificate in Clinical assessment
  • Certificate in Preparing to Teach in The Lifelong Learning Sector (PTTLS) City and Guilds
  • BACP Accreditation
  • Clinical supervision training (with CSTD)
  • Certificate in Domestic Violence Advanced Training (with DAAT)
  • Certificate in Making Sense of Relationships (with Encounter Learning Centre)
  • Certificate in Transformative Couples Therapy (with Encounter Learning Centre)
  • Certificate in EMDR Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 (with EMDRWorks)

Fees

Please see the fees page.
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