B. Sci (Psych), PG Dip (Psych); M. Psych (Clinical)
Clinical Director/Clinical Psychologist
Simone Chartres is an endorsed Clinical Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Mrs Chartres completed a Masters of Clinical Psychology at Charles Sturt University and holds a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) from the University of Wollongong. Simone has had over 10 years of clinical experience working with young people and adults with complex presentations.
Before commencing her practice at SCPC, Simone worked in inpatient mental health hospitals, including St Vincent’s Hospital, as part of the Young Adult Mental Health Unit (USPACE), leading group and individual therapy. Mrs Chartres has also worked at Manly Drug Education and Counselling Centre (MDECC), Mosman Private Hospital, and directed early intervention programs in high schools.
Mrs. Chartres has conducted research with Professor Rocco Crino examining Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and the role of family members. Mrs Chartres also has experience in treating clients with specific phobias, having worked at the Sydney Phobia Clinic which incorporates virtual reality for exposure therapy. Mrs Chartres has completed training at the MJC Pain Management and Research Centre (Royal North Shore Hospital), working within a multidisciplinary team to assist clients in the treatment of chronic pain.
Mrs Chartres is passionate about working with adolescents, adults and families, with extensive clinical experience in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorders, mood disorders, substance use disorders and eating disorders. She has received specialised training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and EMDR for processing traumatic memories.