Tina Charles

Tina Charles

Tina Charles is a highly experienced psychologist, who has previously worked in schools, private practice, and corporate settings in a variety of roles. Tina’s therapeutic approach is warm and supportive and she establishes great working relationships with her clients. Tina works with adults, couples, families and children.

She has expertise and a passion for working with children and adolescents. Tina uses a variety of evidence-based contemporary therapies, and values an individually tailored approach to therapy. Tina has experience helping families and children manage behavioural issues, anxiety and mood related issues, adjustment issues, trauma and Autism Spectrum Disorder related issues.

She can work with children with disabilities and has special training in the treatment of autism. She can take referrals under the NDIS.

Tina did most of her training as a psychologist in WA but now practices as a psychologist in Adelaide.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)(Honours)
  • Doctor of Psychology (Clinical)(pending thesis)
  • General Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)

 Areas of Work

  •  Child, adolescent, and adult assessment and therapy
  • Anxiety disorders, including panic disorders, and separation anxiety
  • Social problems
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Depression
  • School-related stress and anxiety
  • Self-harm and suicidal thinking
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Acute stress and trauma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Sexual, physical, and emotional abuse
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Early attachment and bonding difficulties
  • Foster care issues
  • Parenting strategies for behaviour problems
  • School refusal

Adults & Adolescents

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Conduct disorder
  • Depression including bipolar disorder
  • Early attachment difficulties
  • Emotional dysregulation
  • History of trauma
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Separation anxiety disorder
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sleep problems
  • Social Problems
  • Stress
  • Work-related Stress

Educational Psychology

  • IQ Assessment
  • Educational Assessments

Treatment Approaches

  • Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Narrative therapy
  • Attachment-based therapy
  • Schema therapy
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Expressive and creative therapies.
  • Secret Agent Society facilitator (Program for 8-12 year olds with autism)