Karen McFarlane

someone.health Psychologist

Hi, I'm Karen 👋

I am passionate about helping others overcome obstacles and work through difficult situations. I really believe in many cases that people deep-down already know the answer to their problems and just need some guidance and encouragement   or someone to walk beside them, to fjnd the way forward. 

I use a variety of approaches, all client-centered, and will always listen closely to you when you tell me what works for you. Depending on your needs, I am happy to change tack, and to set new goals, if your needs change or new issues surface. 


I am really happy when people feel they can start to take the lead. I am forever amazed at people’s tenacity and inspired by their creative solutions in the face of hardship and there isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t appreciate how much of a privilege it is to get to know my clients and work together with them in the most meaningful way.

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Karen's ready to help you improve your mental health.

Academic Credentials

Karen has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in psycholgy and a Master's in Counselling from Macquarie University, completed in 1997. Karen has studied modules of neuropsychology at post-graduate level at Macquarie University.

Karen has more recently completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology in order to stay abreast of changes in the field of psychological science in general and in the area of neuroscience (brain science) in particular.

Counselling Experience

Karen has experienced working with a diverse range of clients including working-age adults, the elderly, and adolescents.

She also has extensive experience working with people with disabilities including ADHD, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Karen has a keen interest in working with people experiencing anxiety, perfectionism, mood disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), procrastination, phobias, grief and loss, low self-esteem and interpersonal difficulties.

Areas of experience

Learn more about the various mental health challenges that Karen can help you with.

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