Madhu Munasinghe | Clinical Psychologist
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Therapy is an opportunity for us to understand our past and change our future.
If you are interested in changing the way you approach life, relationships, and willing to understand and improve yourself as a person while overcoming challenges, therapy might be the way forward for you.
It is challenging to make the decision to start the journey of engaging in therapy to overcome your difficulties. It is equally challenging to decide who would be able to help you through this journey.
Hopefully, information below will make it easier for you to decide if I am suitable to be your therapist and support you in this journey.
I am a Clinical Psychologist registered with the New Zealand Psychologist Board since 2017.
I am originally from Sri Lanka and I worked in the public sector as a Clinical Psychologist for the National Child Protection Authority for over 5 years before moving to New Zealand.
Currently I work in the public health service with Waikato District Health Board within the Infant, Child, and Adolescent Mental Health Service in Hamilton.
I also have past experience in working in the private sector as a Clinical Psychologist to provide support to children, teenagers, couples and adults with various mental health difficulties.
As a result, I have extensive knowledge and experience in working with children, teenagers, adults and families with mental health difficulties.
With my experience in living in various countries and working in the public service I’m able to incorporate each client's individual interest, culture, spirituality and life experiences in treatment planning.
Based on the information provided, treatment plan will be developed to address your presentation. Treatment will be based on evidence-based approaches suitable for clients individual needs and will be delivered within boundaries of professional conduct.
I offer therapy for a range of mental health difficulties. I use eclectic approach in therapy based on a range of evidence-based therapies to suit each client’s needs.
My therapy is based on principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Family Based Treatment (FBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), . Range of models are used during therapy to help clients reach their individual goals.
People I offer treatment to:
- Individual therapy
- Family therapy
- Couple counseling
- Parental guidance and support
- Short-term and long-term therapy
- Face-to-face sessions
- Online therapy
- Supervision for Mental Health Clinicians
- NZ Sign language (Basic)
- Mandarin language (Basic)
Would you like to know more or make an appointment, feel free to contact me.
I also provide sessions online through zoom if required.
Qualifications and registrations
- MPhil in Clinical Psychology from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (2012)
- Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) from HELP University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2010)
- Registered with New Zealand Psychologist Board as a Clinical Psychologist (2017)
Areas of Specialization:
- Clinical Depression
- Anxiety (Fear, Panic, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, stress)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Trauma and abuse
- Loss, Grief, and mourning processing
- Transition and adjustment difficulties
- Emotional dysregulations
- ✓ ACT
- ✓ Career Counselling
- ✓ Child counselling
- ✓ Coaching
- ✓ Cognitive behavioural therapy
- ✓ Counselling
- ✓ Couples counselling
- ✓ EMDR Therapy
- ✓ Family Therapy
- ✓ Gestalttherapy
- ✓ Mindfulness
- ✓ Online counselling
Areas of counselling I can help with
- ✓ Abuse
- ✓ Anger management
- ✓ Anxiety
- ✓ Being a perfectionist
- ✓ Being assertive
- ✓ Bereavement, grief, loss
- ✓ Body image
- ✓ Bullying
- ✓ Burnout
- ✓ Communication
- ✓ Self confidence
- ✓ Covid-19 Anxiety
- ✓ Depression
- ✓ Eating disorders
- ✓ Fear
- ✓ Feeling lonely
- ✓ Hyperventilation
- ✓ Insecurity
- ✓ Jealousy
- ✓ Low self esteem
- ✓ Obsessive compulsive disorder
- ✓ Panic attack
- ✓ Parenting
- ✓ Performance anxiety
- ✓ Phobia
- ✓ Post-traumatic stress disorder
- ✓ Relationship issues
- ✓ Sleep problems
- ✓ Social phobia
- ✓ Stress
- ✓ Trauma
- ✓ Workplace stress
- ✓ Worrying too much
- Initial Assessment: 1.5 hour - $ 245
- Follow-up sessions: 50 min - $180
- Cancellation: Please give at least 48-hour notice for cancellation. A cancellation fee of 50% of the fee will be charged otherwise.
- Fee should not be a barrier if you wish to engage in therapy. Please contact me and I will be happy to discuss with you.
Regular sessions last up to 50 minutes in duration and is to be paid via internet banking prior to the session or at the completion of the session.
Sessions can be booked weekly or fortnightly depending on your requirements and will be discussed with each client individually.
The number of sessions will depend on a number of factors such as severity and complexity of the issue you are experiencing and your ability to apply techniques learned. Initial appointments will be more frequent and as distress lessens and you progress, sessions will be further apart.
Some also find that having the initial session is enough. I also provide sessions online through zoom if required.
Please contact me to schedule a session or to arrange a free 15-minute phone consultation to see if we are a good fit.
Availability (Opening hours)
|Monday||5.30pm – 8.30pm|
|Tuesday||5.30pm – 8.30pm|
|Wednesday||5.30pm – 8.30pm|
|Thursday||5.30pm – 8.30pm|
|Friday||5.30pm – 8.30pm|
|Saturday||8.00am – 8.30pm|
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