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Get to Know Kaylah

Create Change, One Session at a Time with Director & Clinical Psychologist, Kaylah De Silva.

Kaylah is the founder of Unique Mind Psychology Practice. Kaylah is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She has worked in private practice for several years, and has previous experience working in hospital and university settings.

Kaylah has a genuine passion for the field of psychology. She engages with current evidence-based practice, and is skilled at tailoring concepts/strategies to suit individual client needs. Kaylah uses her warm and empathetic nature to help her client's feel comfortable. She values getting to know her clients, so that she can accurately understand their circumstances and provide support in a way that is meaningful to them. 

Kaylah works collaboratively with clients and keeps their goals at the centre of sessions. This may mean supporting the development of practical techniques/skills, strengthening new patterns of thinking and responding, or encouraging self-exploration.


Kaylah has a particular interest in treating anxiety and related disorders. She has published research focusing on the concept of recovery for those with anxiety. Kaylah draws upon the recovery perspective in her clinical practice, as achieving an optimal level of wellbeing often has a positive impact on overall mental health and life satisfaction. 

Outside of sessions, Kaylah is an avid podcast and music listener. She lives an active lifestyle, enjoying different kinds of exercise and sports. Kaylah also prioritises spending time with with friends and family. 

Kaylah uses a combination of short and long-term interventions with her clients. She draws upon a number of therapeutic approaches, which have a strong evidence-base validating their effectiveness. ​

Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Kaylah uses CBT to help you understand the connection between your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, including their contribution to your current mental health difficulties. Through this process, we identify unhelpful patterns, and subsequently use a range of strategies to help modify them. The focus of CBT sessions are guided by each client's unique treatment goals. 

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

Kaylah uses IPT to treat mental health difficulties that have emerged from life events/changes that have occurred within an individual's interpersonal environment. The focus of IPT sessions centre around reducing the intensity of mental health symptoms, improving interpersonal functioning and strengthening the use of social support.

Schema Therapy

Kaylah draws upon Schema Therapy to help client's understand the developmental origins of their current difficulties. 

The focus of sessions using Schema Therapy involve modifying engrained themes and coping styles through use of a combination of cognitive, experiential and behavioural techniques. The overall aim is to help individuals meet their core emotional needs.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Kaylah draws upon the core philosophy of ACT, which involves developing a willingness to accept what is beyond our control, and committing to intentional action that can bring a contentment to life. This often involves changing an individual's way of relating to difficult thoughts and feelings, as well as clarifying core values.

Kaylah offers in-person sessions in Camberwell, as well as Telehealth sessions to provide flexibility to her clients. 

A Note on Confidentiality

Psychologists are bound by the APS Code of Ethics, which includes the principle of confidentiality. All information discussed in session will remain private and confidential, except in the following important circumstances.  Psychologists uphold your safety and are required to disclose information if you or someone else is at immediate risk of harm. Psychologists will also disclose information when there is a legal obligation/if a court order is in place. 

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