Natasha Amarasekara

Natasha Amarasekara

Clinical Psychologist
Online Therapy Available
Next available Tuesday, Apr 23rd
Location
Online Therapy
Biography

I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist experienced in providing specialist eating disorder treatment for young adults and adults who have a challenging relationship with food, eating, body image, and/or exercise. My strong passion in this area has been informed by my doctoral research and the completion of my internship at an eating disorder private practice. I apply a holistic strengths-based approach that aims to maximise well-being and personal recovery goals. I also offer therapy for other difficulties as I currently work across both a general mental health practice and an eating disorder specialised practice. My therapeutic approach is underpinned by evidence-based practice tailored to the individual. While primarily trained within Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), I also draw on Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Mindfulness, where appropriate. I strongly value the therapeutic alliance between myself and my clients. I am non-judgmental, empathetic, attentive, and authentic, where I aim to create a safe and inclusive space in therapy. I hold hope during times of difficulty and believes everyone is capable of reaching their personal recovery goals.

Qualifications

• Doctor of Clinical Psychology,Massey University • Master of Science with Distinction in Psychology,University of Otago • Bachelor of Science with Honours,First Class in Psychology,University of Otago • Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Neuroscience

Languages

English

Client Type

adolescents, adults, forensic population

Therapy Type

online therapy, mindfulness, emotion focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (act), cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt), strength based therapy, māori models of care, person centred therapy

Specialisations
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • self esteem and confidence
  • stress
  • life changes
  • motivation and purpose
  • communication skills
  • social anxiety
  • grief and loss
  • sleep issues
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd)
  • body image and eating disorders
  • goal setting
  • cross-cultural difficulties
  • alcohol or drug recovery
  • mental health disorder
  • mental health and wellbeing
  • migrant adjustment
  • attachment issues
  • burnout
  • grief
  • identity
  • phobias
  • work-life balance
  • substance abuse
Services
Initial Assessment
90min
$360 NZD
Therapy session
60min
$243 NZD
Or free if your organisation uses Clearhead to provide wellbeing support
SUPPORTED BY
nib foundation
msd
moh