Charlene Tan – Primary Therapist
Charlene has several years of experience working in the Mental Health and Addictions field, she has been working with The Cabin Australia since 2015. Charlene has completed a Diploma in Counselling and Communications followed by a Bachelor of Counselling and is currently completing the Post Grad Clinical Training in Contemporary Gestalt Therapy. Charlene is a Clinical Member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and is able to facilitate rebates from Medibank Private and Bupa Insurance companies.
Charlene has been trained in addictions in a hospital setting working in a multidisciplinary team treating inpatients and outpatients. She has experience working with individuals who struggle with substance and process addictions, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues, co-dependency and family dynamics, communication skills, emotional regulation, and planning interventions with family members.
Charlene is passionate about creating a safe therapeutic relationship and environment to facilitate awareness and growth towards positive change and therapeutic goals. She believes in a holistic approach to therapy focusing on the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the human condition.
Some of her methods include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Gestalt Therapy and Mindfulness Techniques. Charlene’s role at The Cabin Australia includes running individual counselling sessions, couples and family counselling sessions, psychoeducational group sessions and process group sessions.
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