Dr. Bandara Bandaranayake is a highly experienced psychotherapist dedicated to helping individuals overcome emotional issues and achieve lasting health and independence. With an extensive background in education and psychology, Dr. Bandaranayake brings a unique blend of expertise and insights to his therapeutic practice.
Throughout his career, Dr. Bandaranayake has held senior positions at the Victorian Department of Education and Training, providing him with invaluable experience in organizational management, employee stress, and mental health issues. He has also served in teaching, academic, and administrative roles in Sri Lanka, New Zealand, and Australia, amassing over three decades of diverse professional experience.
Dr. Bandaranayake’s academic background in sociology, social psychology, and educational psychology has seamlessly transitioned into his psychotherapy practice, enabling him to understand the root causes of emotional and behavioral manifestations. He conducts research to identify these underlying causes, enriching his therapeutic approach and enhancing his ability to guide clients towards positive change.
In his practice, Dr. Bandaranayake utilizes a range of therapeutic modalities, including clinical hypnotherapy, Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), age regression, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), counseling, and other protocols tailored to individual needs. By eliciting clients’ inherent positive resources, he creates a framework for change that accelerates the healing process.
Recognizing the importance of early intervention, Dr. Bandaranayake conducts clinical training and mentoring sessions for parents, empowering them to regulate their emotions and effectively manage emotional and behavioral issues in their children. This preventive approach fosters resilience in children from an early age, setting them on a path towards lifelong well-being.
Furthermore, Dr. Bandaranayake offers a unique clinical training program for corporate and public sector clients, equipping them with emotion-focused coping skills to enhance self-regulation and resilience. This program provides participants with cognitive and arousal-control techniques based on real-time clinical tools and strategies. The ultimate goal is for clients to master these skills, enabling them to apply them effortlessly in their daily lives.
Dr. Bandaranayake’s commitment to transformative change and empowering individuals to overcome emotional challenges is unwavering. With his therapeutic knowledge, skills, and genuine passion for helping others, he looks forward to supporting you on your journey towards emotional well-being and personal growth.