Charles Maddison

Social Worker & Counsellor

Charles is a social worker who has almost completed an internship in mental health counselling at Bower Place.

As a mental health practitioner, Charles has particular interests in working with complex co-morbid mental health matters including trauma, childhood sexual abuse, adolescent behaviour problems, depression, anxiety, and in couples and family therapy. He also has experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and with clients who present with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), intellectual disability and with alcohol and other substance misuse (AOD). Charles is also skilled in providing therapy for fractured families, and in working with human problems affected by complex service delivery systems including health, justice and education.

After more than 20 years in journalism and public relations, Charles completed a Master’s degree in Social Work at Flinders University in 2015. He is also studying towards a Graduate Diploma in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice at Bower College. In early 2019 Charles expects to qualify for a Medicare provider number, allowing him to bulk-bill clients with Mental health Care Plans, and be a registered NDIS service provider.