James Charis

Senior Psychologist BPsychArts(Hons), MPsych(Clinical), MAPS

I am a registered psychologist with over 30 years clinical experience across public private in-patient and out-patient health settings.

Have worked with clients across the lifespan to address a broad range of concerns, such as: depression, anxiety, OCD, borderline conditions, trauma, eating disorders, relationship issues, identity and self-development.

My experience has enabled me to develop a collaborative, eclectic and multi-disciplinary approach to my practice; with a focus on tailoring evidence-based assessments and strategies that best fit a client’s unique circumstances and goals.

I value empathy as a means of understanding a client’s current experience; and use where applicable cognitive-behavioural therapies to facilitate pragmatic outcomes; whilst also recognising the importance of addressing the narratives, underlying beliefs, schemas and/or natural factors that constrain sustainable change and well-being.

  • Psychological Assessments
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Relationship and Family Counselling
  • Masters of Psychology
  • Graduate Diploma of Family Therapy
  • Graduate Diploma of Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • Melbourne University
  • Monash University
  • Latrobe University
Spoken languages
  • English
  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Psychology Board)
Former appointments
  • Former Manager and Psychologist of the Psychiatric Community Assessment and Treatment Team, at the Western Health Care Network
  • Former Research Consultant on suicide prevention at the Asia-Pacific Coroners Society
  • Former Research Consultant on reducing motor vehicle pursuit related fatalities, at the Department of Justice
  • Former Family Therapist, at the Albert Road Clinic
  • Former Psychologist, at the Royal Children’s Hospital
  • Former Psychologist, at the St Kilda Community Health Centre


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