Chantel Ashkar

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Chantel Ashkar
Principal Psychologist

Contact Details

Chantel has been a registered psychologist since 2009 and while her work is primarily focused with children, she has great deal of experience with couples, families and adults. She has worked in a wide variety of fields such as private practice, school counselling, medical centres, non-government organisations, community mental health and triage & emergency care support. She has lectured and taught at universities and was a subject coordinator at University of Wollongong (UOW) School of Psychology. Chantel has recently completed her Masters of Science in Research in the field of Personal Construct Psychology (PCP) and the work of George Kelly has heavily influenced her clinical practices. Her research has been published in text books used by many universities and she has presented her research at international conferences in destinations such as Venice, Italy and Gold Coast, Australia. Chantel is an avid St George Dragons and Manchester United fan, and it is quite common for her to be wearing her jerseys around the office!

Chantel holds the following accreditations:

  • Workcover/SIRA approved
  • Open Arms Counselling Service (formally VVCS) approved 
  • Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) approved
  • NDIS Provider
  • Work Development Order Sponsor (WDO)
  • Victims Services approved
  • Friends for Youth/Life facilitator (social skills groups for primary & high school students)
  • Working With Children Check approved 

Chantel has experience in and specialises in the following areas:

  • Children & adolescent assessment and therapy
  • Adult assessment and therapy 
  • Couples and family therapy
  • Parenting counselling
  • Sexual assault counselling
  • Depression/anxiety/PTSD/panic disorder/insomnia
  • Trauma therapy
  • Grief therapy
  • Veterans counselling
  • Front line therapy (police, ambulance, firefighters)
  • Eating disorder treatment
  • Anger management
  • Pervasive developmental disorders (including ADD, ADHD, OCD, PDD, Autism)
  • Behavioural management and social skills training
  • LGBTQI related issues
  • Personality disorders

Chantel is a Psychology Board approved supervisor for the following:

  • Registered supervisor for 4+2 and 5+1 interns (primary and secondary)
  • Registered supervisor for Registrar Program and Work in Additional Higher Degree (secondary)
  • Registered general supervisor 

Chantel has completed the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology) - University of Wollongong  
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology - University of Wollongong
  • Masters of Science (Research in Psychology) - University of Wollongong

Other languages spoken:

  • Arabic

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General Practitioners, Paediatricians, Psychiatrists, Lawyers and individuals can book available appointments for all our clinicians and upload relevant documentation including Better Mental Health Plans.