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"For me, being a psychiatrist is
a calling. I am passionate about what I do."

Dr Bhaskaran Charles is a specialist psychiatrist. He is currently in full time private practice and based in Cape Town.


He has practice rooms at Crescent Clinic, Claremont and by prior arrangement can see patients at Vincent Palotti Hospital.

Dr Charles has admission rights to most of the private psychotherapy units in the southern suburbs of Cape Town.

  • 2018 Master of Medicine in Psychiatry, University of Cape Town (UCT)

  • 2017 Fellow of the College of Psychiatrists (FCPsych), Colleges of Medicine of South Africa

  • 2006 MBChB, University of Cape Town (UCT)

  • Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA): MP0667498

  • Board of Healthcare Funders of South Africa (BHF): Practice Number 0758019

  • South African Society of Psychiatry (SASSOP)

  • Medical Protection Society (MPS)

  • Comprehensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) (Current)

  • Primary Practicums in Rational Emotive Therapy

  • Healing Shame Core Workshop

  • Neurolinguistic Practitioner (NLP) Training

Previous Psychiatric Work Experience

June 2018 to February 2020: Psychiatry Consultant

Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town
Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, G22 Psychotherapeutic Ward, Eating Disorder Clinic, Psycho-Oncology Clinic, Women Mental Health Clinic, Clinical supervision of psychiatry registrars

Red Cross Hospital, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

After Hours Emergency Services

University of Cape Town

Senior lecturer, Psychiatry Registrar Training Committee (RTC): Member Psychiatry Registrar Timetable: Development and co-ordination, Professional Masters Committee: Member

College of Medicines of South Africa

Examiner (Part 1 Fellowship exams)

February 2014 to January 2018: Registrar in Psychiatry (Joint Appointment)

Lentegeur Hospital and University of Cape Town, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health.