“Discover your hidden skills” ” You can reach the top” “Be an amazing leader” “Shine in what you do” “Be a role model”
Almost everyone will need these life skills to be learnt, and in the absence of these we are unaware which way we are heading towards. Heartwork Academy of Psychological Studies has crafted a beautiful and informative syllabus to enlighten you of these very important facts in life. Fisrt time in SrI Lanka that all life skills have been put together to understand it through the eyes of psychology.


Basic Psychology, Child Psychology, Psycho-pathology, Para Psychology, Islamic Psychology, Successful marriage life, Creating Happiness, Healthy Life, Life skills (Goal setting, Emotions, and Time Management), Worry and Indecision in Life, Healthy Parenting Skills, and many more”


The six-month Diploma course in Counselling and Psychotherapy will commence on 6th June, 2020. This course is tailor made to make you a Professional Counsellor so that you would be able to confidently handle all types of disorders. You will also learn how to handle individuals be it children, teenagers or adults, in whatever complications. This is a systematic process where you will build a very strong foundation in the learning and practicing counselling skills to handling issues with regard to family issues, parenting problems, marriage complications and student solutions. The trainer/lecturer is a fully qualified, matured and experienced with many years of experience in the relevant field and he will impart lessons with many case interesting case studies and activities. Heartwork Academy of Psychological Studies is the only academy which trains students in practical counselling sessions for two months until the student gets comfortable in handling a client on their own successfully.

Register Early for the next batch, which will be held on Saturdays from morning 9 to 12.00 noon. Students of the Academy who have passed the three months’ basic course will be entitled to join. Any outside student wishing to join should have at least followed a certificate or diploma course in Psychology. Students will be given Diploma Certificates from Viswam Campus which is an accredited University of Sri Lanka.

Course Fee is only Rs.25,000/= to also enable the needy students to join the course as a social responsibility concept. Please contact us by email, telephone or whatsapp that are given elsewhere. You will be offered a recognized after completion of this Diploma.


  • Dr. Prasanna Dharmapriya -Phd. Asia Crime Prevention.
  • Prof. Anusha Edirisinghe – Criminology, University of Kelaniya.
  • Prof. Anthony Dexter Fernanado Phd – Chairman Visvam Campus.
  • Dr. Mohamed Safraz Saleem – PhD (AK), Senior Lecturer/ Corporate Trainer.
  • Dr. Irshard Jabir – FCA, Chairman, Super Solutions.
  • Mr. Rhumy Amith – BSc. Social Science, PGD Counselling & Psychotherapy.
  • Ms. Rozana Nooramith – DipAMI -Chairperson, Genious Academy.



  • ASHROFF ALY – 0767981907 – IDH, Kotikawatte.
  • RASHIDA FARWIN – 0765361035 – Mawanella.
  • FASEEHA SALEEM – 0757003449 – Dematagoda.
  • AZNA AJMEER -0759534396 – Gothatuwa.
  • ASMA NASSAR – 0756582448 – Dematagoda.
  • RIZKA RAZZAQ – 0752276596 – Wattala.
  • BEGUM FARHANA – 0729642324 – Moratuwa.





  • Introduction – Counselling & Psychotherapy

(History of American Counselling Movement, Beginnings in Sri Lanka)

  • Islamic perspective of Counselling
  • Approaches in Counselling

(Perceptual Phenomenological Approach, Analytic Approach, Behavior Modification Approach, Rational Approach, Cognitive Approach, etc.)

  • Counselling techniques related to the above approaches with case studies.
  • Therapeutic goals in the different approaches.
  • Robert Carkhuff Theory of Core Conditions
  • Individual Counselling, Couple Counselling, Family Counselling, &Group Counselling, Multicultural Counselling.
  • The Counsellor as a Therapeutic person and self-exploration.
  • Personal Characteristics of effective Counsellors
  • Personal Therapy for the Counsellor
  • The role of values in Counselling
  • Ethics in Counselling.
  • Analytic Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology

(Models of different types, Abnormal behavior, Anxiety & Symptoms, Panic Disorder & Symptoms, Different types of Phobias, OCD & Symptoms, Stress Disorder & Symptoms, PTDS & Symptoms, Mood Disorder (bi-polar) & Symptoms, Somatoform & Symptoms, Conversion Disorder & Symptoms, Pain Disorder & Symptoms, Hypochondriasis, SleepDisorder, Schizophrenia &Symptoms, Social Occupation Dysfunction, Depression & Symptoms, Major Depression.

Sexual Disorders (1. Paraphilia – Exhibitionism, Fetishism, Pedophilia, Sexual Masochism, Sexual Sadism, Transvestitism, Voyeurism,

2. General Disorders – Sexual Desire Disorder, Sexual Aversion Disorder, Female Sexual Arousal Disorder, Female Orgasmic Disorder, Premature Ejaculation, Vaginismus, Male Erectile Disorder,)

  • Health Psychology

(Mind & Body Relationships, Role of a Health Psychologist, Importance of Health Psychology & its promotion, Good Health Habits, Strategies of Primary Prevention, Ageing, Death & Illness, Kubler Ross Stages of Dying, Pain & Stress and how to handle these.)

  • Islamic Psychology

(Comparative Definitions, Nature of Humans, Soul or Rooh, Nafs, Heart or Qalb, Comparative Personalities, List of Human Strengths, Forces working on the Soul, Motivation, Drives, Emotions, Intelligence, Wisdom, Learning & the Noble Quran, Consciousness, Modelling, etc

  • Islamic counselling

(Comparison to conventional counselling)

  • Skills in Counselling

(Pattern of sessions – attending skills, introduction, agreements, seating, active listening, eye contact, body language, open ended and close ended questions, paraphrasing, note taking, summarizing, assignments, conclusion)

  • Treatment Plan for Clients

(Objectives, Tips, Hypothesis building – USA and Australia, Sources of seeking information,

  • General Techniques to handle Clients

(Based on the counselling approaches)

  • Psychotherapeutic Techniques to handle Clients

(SR, DMR, Systematic Desensitization, Vivo Exposure, Flooding, CBT, Classical Conditioning, Operant Conditioning, Assertion Training, Social Skills Training, ERP Therapy)

  • Practical sessions in counselling – 2 months.

(How to begin a session, practice on counselling skills, triad practical, one to one practice, Simple Relaxation and Deep Muscular Relaxation training, rehearsals on many case studies, confrontation session, gender counselling training, rehearsals on actual life experience of different approaches).


“The most interesting, practical and innovative lecture sessions I have ever followed in my lifetime. In so many courses that I have followed in various subjects, this ‘Life Skills through Psychology” was an amazing journey of a lifetime. This Course positively transforms any student’s life to live happier more contented life. Thanks so much Sir Rhumy.”

Rizmiya Raheem

Director, Riz Culinary Arts and Salon Riz

Well, the place I learnt psychology. Since the day I joined this class I have gained enormous amount of knowledge which money cannot buy. The lessons I learnt here are simply amazing and I feel enthusiastic about it. This has completely changed my mind and personality and helped me to attain positive attitudes. I am blessed to study under a professor like Mr. Rhumy Amith who has all the qualities of an excellent teacher, presenter with skill, experience and knowledge on the subject.

Fathima Ruzaika

Principal, Blooming Buds Montessori, Buthgamuwa.

Before attending this class, I didn’t have a clear vision on psychology, which is very helpful to lead a peaceful life. Now, I am equipped with many significant and vital facts which we come across in our day to day life, such as how to face problems with correct solutions, development of child and disorders, family models, goal setting and time management.

Hafsah Fairoz

AMI Teacher

This turned out to be the best and smartest choice I ever made. I definitely recommend others to take part in this psycho-pathology course and get benefitted. I testify the importance of this course. It helps us keep a better track and understanding of us and others. I can understand who I am now and look at events in a more positive manner, avoid stressful situations, manage time and work towards my goals. Overall this will benefit girls who are going to get married.

Faaiha Faizer

AMI Teacher

By following this class, it made me understand myself and helps me to understand others better. I am aware of my personality and how it contributes to the way I think and behave. It also helps me to know how and why people in my life think and behave the way they do. Mr. Rhumy Amith is a dedicated person who prepares well ahead for the class and starts the class with a warm up activity and looks into the needs of every student.

Rozana Nooramith

Principal , Genius Kids Montessori.

I am so glad to tell you that my first day in class was so memorable. I was so nervous and messy because it was a new subject and place. But it was so interesting because of your presence and the way you started the lecture. From the first day till the end of the last class I learnt a lot. I am worried that the last three months went so fast. I would like to thank you for teaching such precious things.

Amra Shadhaf

Proprietor, Tutor Academy.

Over the course of this class, I have joined together many things about my own life that went unnoticed and now able to see things in a different light. I have learnt that there is a reason for our behavior. Whatever I learnt will be carried with me throughout my life and my professional career. I thank Sir Rhumy Amith for making this an everlasting memory and definitely recommend this course for the future generation. He is one of the most influential lecturers I ever came across, and makes me proud to say that I am ‘psychology student’ of Sir Rhumy Amith.

Ramalan Fathima Rakshana

AMI Teacher and A/L Student.

Huge difference in me comparing to before and after joining this Course. I am more focused in life and look at things in a positive manner. As a pre-school teacher I feel comfortable in handling any problem. Definitely recommend this to all.

Asma Nazeem

Pre-school Teacher

Have gained wonderful knowledge which money cannot buy. I had no idea of people around me and now I am aware of who I am and handle others well too. Thank you Sir, for the priceless change that you brought into my life.

Azna Ajmeer


When I completed this class, I also completed one of my dreams. It was a blessed class. The best and the smartest choice I ever made. This had helped me to lead a peaceful life and work towards my goals.

My gratitude to Rhumy Sir for giving us what money cannot buy.

Faseeha Saleem

Arabic Teacher

Was able to understand the real need of children and how they should be cared. As a young girl, I learnt many useful knowledge and skill on how to have a successful marriage life, and I am now ever confident to face the future. The Islamic knowledge given was very valuable. Keep educating girls Sir.

Fathima Naida

A/L student

Rhumy Sir actually brought a completely new dimension in my life my his ability, skill and experience in the field of psychology. He makes sure that everyone of us understood what was being said. His style of teaching and socializing with his students is unbeatable. I feel blessed and proud to be your student.

Fathima Risla

A/L student

Psychology always inspired me and I had great interest in the subject, to study about me and also others. As the classes continued I felt a change in me as the best was taught on how to live a positive life. I am indeed happy to be a part of this batch and thank you Sir Rhumy Amith

Afsha Banu

School Teacher

Alhamdulillah, for giving me the wonderful opportunity to study this course. I was so happy and comfortable with the lecture and also so impressed with my peer students. It was an incredible experience and your lecture was so deep in knowledge and useful. Surely, recommend this to all young girls.

Fathima Asma Nassar


Felt nervous on day one as Psychology is a new subject. Sir Rhumy Amith’s presentation and dedication made the class interesting. I learnt a lot which money cannot buy. This will benefit my future life and professional career. Best choice made was to attend this class. Sir taught us such precious things that paves me the way to lead a successful life. Proud to say I am a student of Sir Rhumy Amith May Allah reward Sir for all the goodness he is to us.

Saida Hilmy

Teacher Mukarramah International

My vision is to impart the knowledged that I learnt to others. I choose this Psychology and Life Skills three months Course because I felt that being the Prefect of Discipline at Zahira College involves a lot of human contacts and undestand them.

Lecturer is a psychology trainer and counsellor with many years of experience, and has command of all three languages in explaining. Lessons were conducted according to the syllabus, and relevant notes sent after lessons. This Course makes us to become better in social interaction, positive communication, resolving conflicts and understanding human behaviour and treating these with care and empathy. At my age it was still an unregrettable choice to have joined this course.

Muhiseen Ariff

POD - Zahira College