Harshani Algiriya

BA, PGDCP, MACP, Dip Clin Hypnotherapy 

Accredited EMDR Therapist, Counsellor and Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor

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About Me

Hello and welcome! I’m Harshani, a registered clinical counsellor and psychotherapist dedicated to helping individuals, couples, and families unlock their full potential and embark on a journey of healing. At Light Mind Counselling & Psychology, my focus lies in providing specialised support in areas such as complex trauma, attachment trauma, and dissociation. I am committed to continuous growth and advanced training to ensure my clients’ highest level of care.

In my practice, I primarily utilise EMDR therapy and Gottman couples therapy, which have proven to be highly effective in facilitating positive change and healing. Additionally, I integrate various therapeutic modalities such as Internal Family Systems (IFS), resource therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and mindfulness-based approaches to create a tailored treatment plan for each individual.

Having migrated to Australia with my family, I am proud to be a citizen of both countries. My rich experience and cultural knowledge allow me to offer valuable support to new migrants and families, aiding them in a seamless transition to their new cultural environment.

Outside of my professional life, I cherish spending quality time with my two wonderful teenage children and my supportive husband.


Throughout my career, I’ve had the privilege of working closely with individuals, couples, and families from diverse cultural backgrounds. My extensive experience in various fields, including domestic and family violence, youth work, school counselling, and trauma counselling, has been instrumental in shaping my professional growth and development.

My time at Lifeline Australia has provided me with invaluable insights into the myriad challenges that people face in today’s complex world. As a practice owner with locations in both Sri Lanka and Melbourne, I am deeply committed to offering compassionate support to individuals on their healing journeys.

Over the span of 19 years, I have dedicated myself to this immensely rewarding career, consistently expanding my knowledge and honing my skills to ensure that I can provide you with the highest level of support possible.


Light Mind Counselling & Psychology

M   : 451 667 330
T    : 1300 952 865
A  : 471 Gordon Street Maribyrnong Victoria 3032


Specialisations and Approach

I specialise in supporting clients dealing with:

  • Complex Trauma
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • General anxiety
  • Depression
  • Performance anxiety
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Phobias
  • Relationship and Family Conflicts
  • Eating Disorders
  • Social and cultural isolation
  • Low self-esteem and confidence
  • Work-life balance
  • Issues related to overall well-being.

My therapeutic approach is trauma-informed and evidence-based, drawing from techniques like mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, EMDR therapy, psychodynamic approach, emotional-focused therapy, hypnotherapy, and The Gottman Couples Therapy. By tailoring my approach to your specific needs, I ensure that you receive the most effective support on your healing journey.

I have completed many advanced EMDR training for dissociative disorders, personality disorders, developmental trauma, and attachment trauma with pioneers in the EMDR world. 

Harshani Algiriya registered counsellor Melbourne

Supervision Services

As a qualified supervisor, I am committed to supporting and empowering fellow counsellors. I follow the guidelines set by the Australian Counselling Association and provide a safe and non-judgemental space for supervision. Whether you are seeking individual or group supervision, I have spots available to guide and support you in your professional development.

Harshani has her accreditations from:

  • Member of the College of Clinical Counsellors ACA
  • Accredited Member of the EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA)
  • Student Membership in the Australian Association of Social Workers
  • Member of Mental Health Victoria
  • Member of the Sri Lanka National Association of Counsellors
  • Past Member of the Australian Hypnotherapist’s Association

Start your healing journey

At Light Mind Counselling, you will find a safe, confidential, and welcoming space to explore any distress or trauma that may be holding you back. I take a person-centred and trauma-informed approach, recognising your uniqueness and focusing on empowering you throughout your healing journey. Together, we will foster personal growth, resilience, and overall well-being. Contact me today to take the first step towards a brighter future.

I’m excited to join you on this transformative path of healing and growth.


Harshani is exclusively available for online client sessions at this time. In-person appointments are not currently available.

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