Chairmaine Holmes

Accredited Clinical Mental Health Social Worker and Family Therapist


Charmaine has 30 years experience as a Clinical Social Worker with more than 10 years in private practice.

She brings a wide range of skills to her work in helping people in complex life crises and sees everyone from children to the elderly, couples and families and ATSI clients. 

She believes we all need to feel respected and heard and have someone help us be clear about our thinking. She views counselling as a "therapeutic conversation" rather than a set of techniques and likes to help people find ways of coping with present difficulties and find new hopeful paths for the future.

Charmaine's focus of work includes depression, anxiety and stress, family therapy incorporating child work through parent-child sessions, step families, re-partnering, parenting regarding emotional and behaviour problems in children, family violence, peri-natal counselling, couple counselling, sexual issues, personality disorders and grief and bereavement.

She uses an eclectic approach and draws upon many fields of wisdom and expertise in helping people improve their health and wellbeing. She works with the connection between our physical health and our emotions, thoughts, spirituality and the natural world around us. She has an interest in assisting people to find natural remedies for anxiety and depression where appropriate.

Charmaine works with a wide range of therapeutic modalities including Brief Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Emotion Focussed Therapy, Narrative Therapy and CBT.

She also offers Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator assessments and education, consultation to organisations eg. schools and churches and provides supervision to individuals and groups.

Key Strengths:

* Consultation provided for individuals in spiritual issues, counsellors, pastors, clergy, chaplains & churches

* Adaptive and creative in the use of very wide range of skills in helping people

* Capacity to help clients in any life crisis including unusual and complex problems and trauma

* Flexible to help with your needs in any situation- any age, any problem, including children to aged and men's issues!

* Sense of humour

* Mindfulness

* Narrative therapy

* Ability to put people at ease and assist in developing a trusting counselling relationship to deal with trauma

* Prenatal and post natal depression, PND, Breastfeeding and parenting issues

* Post abortion grief

Charmaine is registered to provide services through Better Access, Chronic Disease Program, TAC, Victims of Crime and NDIS.

Bulk Billing is available to clients with a Health Care Card.

Charmaine has rooms in Mornington and Rosebud. Outreach is available mainly via home visits to Rosebud and Southern Peninsula, Westernport area and Red Hill.

Please feel free to contact me with any queries. Referrals may be made with a Medicare Plan from your GP.

The Practice is in Mornington at the rear of Main Street, and I am able to do home visits if needed. 

Contact Charmaine.

Ph: 59772665

Mob: 0413 394 085

email: [email protected]