About the Therapist

Testimonial

 

I learned much more about myself than I had anticipated and I survived the day.

 

I had no real expectations just wanted to challenge my fear of horses.

What I did not realise it was the fear in myself I was challenging.

 

Quite amazing,

thank you!

 

Meet Shirani Situnayake

Call me on 01773 438854 or 07950 856 263 for an informal discussion

 

I am a qualified Equine Assisted Counsellor and Psychotherapist, Senior Counsellor and Supervisor and Group worker.

 

I have trained in Horse Whispering with Leanne Milward of Flying with Horses but I am also an experienced and qualified Counsellor.

 

I have a deep understanding and experience of working with a variety of issues, particularly those affecting women.

 

My work is also informed by my own life journey and it's fractures and I feel I bring a considerable amount of empathy and understanding to my therapeutic work.

 

I am passionately connected to the natural world and the wildness within ourselves, that may be called forth by this relationship.

 

I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society

 

I have extensive experience of working with a number of presenting issues including:

  • Trauma and Abuse
  • Addiction(s)
  • General counselling
  • Depression
  • Eating issues
  • Identity issues
  • PTSD
  • Sexuality issues
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Self worth issues

Training

1999-2000

Goldsmiths College, Certificate in Psychodynamic and Humanistic Counselling

 

2000-2002

The City Lit Institute, Diploma in Practitioner Counselling

2005

Lewisham College, Diploma in Supervision

 

2005

The City Lit Institute, Certificate in Facilitating Therapeutic Groups

 

2006

Blenkiron and Foxgold, Horses as Mirrors of Ourselves (Equine therapy and Psychodrama)

 

2010

Authentic Human Horse, Introduction to Equine Facilitated Therapy

 

2010

Flying With Horses, Natural With Horses

 

2010

Gestalt Equine Institute of the Rockies, Gestalt Equine Psychotherapy