Tina Charles

Tina Charles – Psychologist

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. 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


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:

  • behaviour problems,
  • anxiety and mood related issues,
  • adjustment issues,
  • trauma
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder related issues.

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

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


She uses the Gottman approach which will help couples evaluate their relationship and help them to focus on key dimensions of their relationship and the skills that they need to progress.

Adults & Adolescents

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Panic Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anger Management
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Conduct disorder
  • Depression including bipolar disorder
  • Early attachment difficulties
  • Emotional dysregulation
  • History of trauma
  • Relationship difficulties/relationship counselling
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-harm
  • 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)