Hi, I'm Karen
Hi there. My name is Karen and I am looking forward to meeting you and working with you. It can be a bit scary to reach out and ask for help so I already know you have the capacity to be brave. I know it may not feel like it right now though. I really want you to feel that talking with me is a safe, non-judgmental space where you can be yourself.
Developing a strong rapport with you is so important because you are the expert in your life! I get to walk along next to you, hopefully helping to guide and support you as you re-discover how amazing you are.
Karen's ready to help you improve your mental health.
Karen completed a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology, a Master of Teaching (Primary) and a Graduate Diploma in Psychology. She is registered with AHPRA (the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency).
Karen is trained in several evidence based approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Brief ACT, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Mindfulness and relaxation techniques. Karen is currently undergoing training in trauma focused CBT.
Karen has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults. She is a qualified primary school teacher and a registered psychologist. She taught for many years before becoming a school psychologist. Karen has experience working with individuals with an intellectual disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Please note that Karen is only able to work with children and adolescents who are in the Catholic or Private school sector due to other work commitments.
She enjoys working with a diverse range of clients and has particular interest in working with people experiencing anxiety, self-esteem issues, stress management, family difficulties, depression and grief and loss
Areas of experience
Learn more about the various mental health challenges that KAREN can help you with.