Charu is a Senior Registered Psychologist who works predominantly from a Psychodynamic perspective providing therapy that assists clients to work through difficult experiences and relationships.
Charu has a postgraduate degree in Clinical Psychology.
Charu is a particularly experienced practitioner with many years providing therapy for adolescents and adults from diverse cultural backgrounds. Hence, she has particularly well refined counselling and psychotherapy skills in working with clients presenting with a wide range of issues. From roles she has held in the past, she also has sophisticated knowledge of trauma informed recovery models along with experience in the delivery of evidence informed practice in this area of expertise
Alongside her work in private practice, Charu recently worked for a well regarded not-for-profit organisation. In this role Charu provided individual and group supervision, reflective practice, professional learning, and specialist consultation to counsellors in trauma informed practice.
Charu worked at this organisation for many years. She has also had experience working in a hospital setting. Furthermore, she has contributed to the field of psychoanalytic research in both Australia and Finland and she has taught Psychology at a number of universities.
Working primarily from a Psychodynamic Psychotherapy framework Charu’s therapeutic approach involves helping her clients work through difficult personal experiences and relationships, enabling them to develop awareness of patterns of behaviour along with their underlying emotions. She enjoys the way that through the therapeutic process her clients develop a greater sense of agency and feel empowered to make creative choices about their life. Charu’s work with clients is informed by her sophisticated understanding of psychoanalytic and psychodynamic concepts and her extensive experience applying these concepts to her therapeutic work.
Charu is also trained in other counselling approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy, and a Client Centred approach that Charu utilises to meet the needs of her clients. She can offer short term as well as long term therapy to address her client’s chosen goals.
Charu’s areas of interest include:
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Grief and Loss
Charu offers sessions via Telehealth.
Charu currently has availability to see new patients.