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Sachini Akuretiya

Sachini Akuretiya

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Consultant

“I am passionate about guiding individuals and communities on their path to healing through holistic solutions and community-based approaches, fostering resilience and contributing to their journey of collective healing.”

Career Highlights 

  • Independent Consultant – Mental Health and Psychosocial Support, August 2023 – Present
  • Independent Consultant for Global Communities – USAID, November 2022 – August 2023
  • Dissertation Supervisor (Accredited Lecturer) for University of West London, February 2019-present
  • Project Coordinator – Psychosocial Support for International Organization for Migration (UN Migration), April 2020 – July 2022
  • Psychologist for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), December 2016-March 2020

Education

  • Professional Certificate from the International Organization for Migration (UN Migration) and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Psychosocial Interventions in Migration, Emergencies, and Displacement, 2022
  • Professional Certificate from The Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery Certificate Program from Harvard Medical School, 2019-2020
  • Certificates from Trauma Research Foundation and Maryland Psychological Association on “Trauma and the Restoration of the Self: Integrating Fundamental Discoveries in Neuroscience with Embodied Self-Awareness and Mindfulness”, “ Come to Your Senses: Establishing & Regaining Body Awareness”, “The Emergence of a Polyvagal-Informed Therapy: Harnessing Neuroception of Safety in Clinical Treatment” and “Plasticity of the Social Brain How to Train Mindfulness, Compassion and Perspectives on the Self”, 2020
  • Completed Mental Health Gap Action Programme from Pacific Open Learning Health Net, 2019
  • Master of Science in Clinical and Health Psychology from the University of West London, UK, 2017-2018
  • Master of International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid from the KALU Institute, Spain, 2017-2018

About Me

I specialize in holistic mental health support solutions and my main focus is on fostering collective healing and addressing intergenerational trauma through the integration of community-based approaches. As an independent consultant, I cultivate healing and resilience within my clients, and my vast experience of working with International Humanitarian Aid Organizations fuels my skills and knowledge.
I believe that everything is connected and we cannot make it as isolated individuals. I will help you find your inner strength and guide you with warmth and dedication in your path to healing. Be the ultimate decision-maker of your life!

Fun Facts

I love yoga and have completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training certification in 2021!

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