Claudia Chakar


Claudia Chakar

Couple and Family Counsellor

Claudia brings deep, rich experience and a lovely warmth to her work. She is a highly skilled Therapist, a Clinical Supervisor, a parent, and is also multilingual.

She has a particular interest in helping couples, families and individuals who have experienced a traumatic event such as domestic violence, migration, loss and grief, divorce and affairs. Claudia says she enjoys helping couples ‘invest’ in their relationship in a way that allows them to thrive, and she also finds it rewarding when she can help couples manage separation in a healthy way.

Claudia has been trained to facilitate the “Prepare and Enrich” program for couples who are planning a lifelong commitment. She is a “Child Inclusive Consultant” for children whose parents are in the process of a separation or mediation. Claudia is also a trained Mental Health Therapist, and can help clients gain tools and skills to manage their mental health.

Claudia speaks English, Arabic and French, and has consulted on the impact of migration, the trauma of the refugee experience, and other cultural issues.

Claudia offers clients the expertise developed over more than 20 years of clinical work in couple and family therapy. She comes to Sydney Couple and Family Specialists after working for Relationships Australia for 13 years as a senior counsellor and team leader.

Her clients say she is not only skilled but warm, empathic and easy to connect with.

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Masters in Counselling (UWS)
Bachelor Degree of Social Work (UWS)
Post Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling (USYD)
Child Inclusive Training
Prepare and Enrich Facilitor
PACFA – Clinical Member

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