EMDR Basic Training


Swetha is a person-centered therapist and counsellor who believes in human potential.She approaches the therapeutic space from a variety of experiences gained through her personal and professional life.

Swetha holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC). She holds a Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Management from Royal Roads University (Victoria, BC) and received Art Therapy training through VATI (Vancouver, BC). Swetha is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (BCACC) and a Registered Canadian Art Therapist (CATA). Currently, Swetha also works as a
Teacher/Case Manager in Alternate Education, while working in private practice. As a clinical counsellor Swetha is also trained in basic EMDR therapy and is working towards EMDRIA certification.

Swetha is a trained Bharata Natyam dancer (Indian classical dance), and has a passionate interest in Ayurveda, meditation, and indigenous therapeutic practices from Sri Lanka and India (South Asia).

Swetha gained her initial experience into therapy and counselling within the school system as a high school art teacher, which ultimately led her to seek out training to be an art therapist at VATI. Since then, Swetha has continued to add to her knowledge and practice in Art therapy while also pursuing training in other modalities like EMDR.

Born in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Swetha leans on her roots and world perspectives, both learned and experienced. She has a keen interest in decolonizing therapeutic space and is continually striving to create safe places and practices through and within her work.

11477 86A Avenue , Delta, British Columbia, Canada, V4C2Y9

Phone: (604) 7674265
Email: swetha.ranasuriya@gmail.com

Population Served:

Both Adults and Children & Adolescents


How EMDR is Offered:

Both online and in-person

Areas of Expertise:

Birth Trauma
Grief & Bereavement
Medical Trauma
Panic Attacks
Physical Abuse
Road Traffic Accidents
Sexual Abuse
Social Anxiety