Charles Maddison

Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW

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Charles Maddison

Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW

He/Him/His


Location

Offers online therapy

530 Little Collins Street
Melbourne CBD Psychology Suite 1012 Level 10
Melbourne, VIC 3000
(03) 7003 2045
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Many people sometimes struggle to understand their emotions and behaviour - maybe they get angry too easily, or become upset for no apparent reason. Other people are often well aware of why they need some mental health support, due to historical and / or current problems. I always ask clients: "What do you want to be different in your life when our work is done?" The client's answer may be specific or vague, surprising or long-known to them. Either way, I can help you answer those and many other questions - but only if you truly want to overcome the mental health challenges that stop you from behaving like the person you want to be.
I specialise in treating trauma and in working with adults on the Autism spectrum (diagnosed or undiagnosed), using various modalities. Psychoeducation is critical, as clients need to know as much about their mental health as I do. I also offer CBT, prolonged exposure therapy, relaxation techniques, motivational interviewing and interpersonal psychotherapy.
People living with trauma or autism typically show a cluster of symptoms: general anxiety, social anxiety, poor anger management, emotional dysregulation, relationship challenges, avoidance, poor sleep and substance abuse among others. These symptoms will keep recurring until the underlying trauma or autism is named and managed. That's where I can help.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $155 - $225
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Bank transfer, Cash, Electronic Funds Transfer, Mastercard, Visa

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • Membership: Australian Association of Social Workers / Accredited Social Workers
  • Training: MSW & Grad Dip Family Therapy & 2 years internship at Bower Place Complex Needs Clinic, Adelaide. / 2015
MSW, Grad. Dip in Family Therapy & Systemic Practice, Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts (Eng. lit.). Part-time musician.

Additional Credentials

  • Diploma: Bower Place Training / Graduate Diploma in Family Therapy & Systemic Practice / 2018

Location

530 Little Collins Street
Melbourne CBD Psychology Suite 1012 Level 10
Melbourne, VIC 3000
(03) 7003 2045
Offers online therapy
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Autism
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Career Guidance
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Faith: Christian
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Gay Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centred
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Psychobiological Approach Couple Therapy
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2021
Charles Maddison, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Melbourne
Charles Maddison

Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW