Sunali is a caring and empathic psychologist who seeks to understand each client’s unique situation, and then in collaboration identify suitable strategies to assist. She uses evidence based practice tailored to suit individual needs, to find a path through difficulties and towards personal growth. She is passionate about making a difference to people’s lives.
Sunali completed her Bachelor of Science (Psychology) with honours at UNSW, then spent many years as a finance analyst before her desire to help people brought her back to her first love, psychology. She subsequently completed a Master of Brain and Mind science from the University of Sydney, and a Master of Clinical Psychology from the Australian College of Applied Psychology.
Sunali has run psychiatric inpatient and external groups on a range of topics and facilitated mindfulness and social anxiety programs including the Cool Kids “Chilled” program for adolescent anxiety, and a Hearing Voices group based on the program by Debra Lampshire. She has worked with addiction and mood disorders in an inpatient setting and with adolescents and young people at Headspace.
In her therapy, Sunali has training in and uses techniques from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy, and polyvagal and somatic therapies. For PTSD and trauma related issues she may supplement this with EMDR, imagery rescripting, or cognitive processing therapy approaches as applicable.
Sunali is experienced in working with gender diversity and is LGBTIQA+, and sex worker friendly.