February 19, 2016

Charmian (Charlie) Ellis


Registered psychologist, couple and pre-marriage specialty.
ABN: 78 857 379 473;
Registration no. PS 01053245;
Provider no. 2754851T

Charlie is a registered psychologist and Medicare & private health insurance provider. She has post graduate qualifications in individual, couple and family counselling and is an Aphra Board approved supervisor and associate faculty member at the FSI.

Charlie has been working in the field for over 20 years (in psychology & couple & family therapy), and enjoys assisting people in all aspects of improving relationships and individual mental health in the context of important relationships. She strives to bring warmth and humanity to the application of science and research that informs the way she works with clients’ concerns. Additionally Charlie has specialised interests in:

Available Hours: Tuesday 8.30-4pm, Thursday 1.30-8pm, and alternate Saturdays 8.30-4pm. Fees: $210. Concession rates available by discussion.

  • Couple counselling
  • Pre-marriage & re-marriage counselling
  • Parenting with symptomatic children
  • Mental health and stress issues; seen in context of a person’s life and relationships
  • Ongoing fatigue and pain management; the interaction of stress and physical symptoms
  • Extended family relationship stress/breakdown
  • Rural stress issues and family farm business and relationship concerns
  • Relocation and navigating major transitions

Charlie has worked across a broad range of psychological settings, including corporate, educational, community, and for charity and not for profit organisations. These include outplacement, pilot safety training, teaching life skills in schools and abroad and crisis counselling.  More recently, Charlie has specialised in relationship counselling with additional training in Bowen Family Systems Theory. She is also an accredited counsellor to use “Prepare” pre-marriage counselling and enjoys working with couples to address adjustment issues as they prepare for marriage or re- marriage.With a country background herself, Charlie is also committed to assisting rural families, either through extended visits or through technology, such as Skype or conference calls. Supervision and training workshops are also available.

“The best part of our wedding day, apart from the weather and the venue, was as a result of some family consultations we had with Charlie beforehand. I was able to resolve much of the tension from differences between our families, so that I felt confident on the day, and that I had the skills to handle them more thoughtfully in the future.” P.D.

“We both found it really useful to set aside some time during our engagement year for pre-marriage coaching sessions with Charlie Ellis at the FSP. Some friends and family expressed surprise that we might undertake counselling when things were going well, but for us, we’re big believers in ‘prevention is better than a cure’, and that there’s always more you can do to improve your self development and relationship quality. The FSP was a great choice, as it has provided us with a shared framework to navigate relationship dilemmas, and we would recommend Charlie with her warmth, humour, and grounded approach. We found the sessions so useful that we are continuing post wedding with a touch base every few months.” G&S

Additionally Charlie works at a practice, The Lindfield Clinic. Enquiries 0402 690 362


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