Suite 6/560 Pennant Hills Rd, West Pennant Hills 2125


Director & Clinical Psychologist

Narmatha (Narmi) Thillainathan

Msc Clin Psych | M.Hlth (Beh) |Bsc Psych

Narmi is a qualified and trained Psychologist from the University of Sydney, and holds multiple qualifications, including a Masters in Clinical Psychology, Masters in Health (Behaviour) and a Bachelors of Psychology (University of Auckland). She has 15 years of experience working in the field of Psychology. She provides counselling for young children, adolescents, families, couples and adults for a range of psychological needs.

Narmi has been trained by Internationally recognised leading experts in the area of Trauma, issues relating to attachment and Moods Disorders. She is a leader in the area of Mindfulness, Compassionate Focused Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy.

Narmi has unique skills and is passionate about working with children, adolescents and their families, in the area of anxiety, depression, PTSD, school refusal, parental separation, bullying, ADHD, self-inflicted behaviour and HSC Stress.

With Adults, Narmi can provide treatment for, workplace stress, grief, loss in relationships, anxiety, depression, and issues relating to attachment, parenting and personal growth. She offers service options that are respectful of clients and their cultures and incorporate their preferences.

 Narmi worked for the last 15 years and has extensive experience working across a broad range of settings including:
  • Primary and High Schools (Mt Druitt PS, Hills Adventist College)
  • St John of God – Inpatient and Outpatient Hospital (Perinatal, Moods Disorders)
  • Government settings (STARTTS – NSW Service and Treatment for Torture and Trauma Survivors, DADHC (Department of Ageing Disability and Home Care), Villawood Detention, Mt Druitt Community Health Centre, Canterbury Drug Health Service)
  • Pain Clinic (ADAPT clinic – Royal North Shore Hospital)
  • Private Clinics (Performance Psychology, Bridgeview Medical Centre, ACAP Clinic)
  • Insurers (GIO Insurance, Allianz)
  • Occupational Rehabilitation (APM, Advanced Personal Management)

Renowned for her collaborative, compassionate and empathetic approach, Narmi provides a safe and nurturing environment for clients to deepen their understanding of their emotional issues and develop the skills they need to move forward.

She is a Registered Psychologist with:

  • Psychology Board of Australia (Psy-BA), Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency – AHPRA
  • AHPRA Board Approved Clinical Supervisor
  • Clinical Council for Primary Health Network Northern Sydney & Sydney North Health Network
  • Medicare Australia
  • Member of Australian Psychological Society – APS
  • WorkCover approved Psychologist: (No. 9505)
  • Member of Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MiCBT) Group, Sydney NSW
  • Member of APS Interest Group: Child, Adolescent and Family Psychology
  • Member of APS Interest Group: Trauma and Psychology
  • 123 Magic and Emotion Coaching Facilitator

Narmi aims to continuously further her clinical knowledge through ongoing professional education, training, contributing in conferences and workshops. Below are some of her contributions made to date:

  •  Inter-generational legacy of loss and trauma in Sri Lankan Tamil refugee families. (In Press).
  • Thillainathan N, Florio T. Treating Major Depression with Deep Brain Stimulation (In Press)
  • Thillainathan N, Dr Sivakumar M. (2017). Breaking the Silence of Domestic Violence. Workshop presented to the Sai Organisation
  • Thillainathan, N (2015). Interview by Sydney North Health Network, Services provided to Bi-lingual clients.
  • Thillainathan, N (2014). Interviewed by ABC Radio, Kerry Steward – Instant karma is going to get you.
  • Thillainathan, N. (2009). Rogers to Reincarnation: Counselling People of the Hindu Faith. Psychotherapy in Australia, 15(4), 51.
  • Thillainathan, N. (2009). The story behind the Tamil boats.
  • Refugee Transitions(23), 32-35.
  • Thillainathan, N. (2010). Considerations of Difference:’Counselling Tamil Sri Lankans’. Psychotherapy in Australia, 16(4), 68.
  • Thillainathan, N. (2010). Four paths to freedom: Hindu concepts in counselling.
    Psychotherapy in Australia, 16(3), 73.
  • FAAST (Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma) Conference Presentation – Healing of PTSD, utilizing Mindfulness and Neurofeedback. (02/10) – 2 hour workshop (Co-presented with Mirjana Askovic & Sejla Tukelija
  • Family Violence in New and Emerging Refugee Communities. Participatory Action Research Project – Sri lankan community, 2010. (Amrit Versha, Dr Rugmini Venkatraman)