Niyara Gunewardena – Clinical Psychologist
BSc (Hons Psych) MClinPysch
Niyara is a warm and compassionate Clinical Psychologist with experience working with clients of all ages, in both public and private settings. Niyara has a special interest in working with children, young people and families. She has worked with children for over 12 years, and as a psychologist treating young people with severe and complex mental health difficulties for over 8 years.
Some of the issues she treats include:
- anxiety disorders
- mood disorders
- self-harm and suicidal ideation
- school difficulties
- parent-child relationship issues
- behavioural issues
- adjustment difficulties
- developmental difficulties
- grief and loss
- posttraumatic stress
- complex trauma
Niyara believes that a safe and comfortable therapeutic relationship is fundamental in helping individuals and families to discover their ‘key’ to living a full and meaningful life. She works collaboratively with each individual or family to build understanding, and to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to their unique needs.
In addition to completing her Masters in Clinical Psychology, Niyara has trained with leading experts in the field of complex trauma and attachment, and is also accredited in the Circle of Security and Triple P parenting programs. She practices from a family-focused and relationship-focused approach, incorporating strategies from ACT, CBT, DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy), Expressive therapies, and Attachment-based therapies.
Niyara is a clinical supervisor (STAP-accredited) and has experience supervising provisional psychologists, as well as clinical psychology and psychiatry registrars. She is passionate about providing high-quality and supportive supervision, tailored to a supervisee’s developmental needs.
AHPRA Registration number: PSY0001628286