BA, GDipLib, GDipPsychStudies, GDipPsych, MPsych(Counselling), DipClinHyp, MAPS
Karen has worked with people of all ages, helping them manage difficulties with mood, anxiety, relationships, and adjustment to challenging life events. Her work has been conducted in a variety of therapeutic settings, including the community agency Doncare, PANDA (Post and Ante Natal Depression Association), and Relationships Australia, as well as in her own private practice. She has experience with a wide range of clinical issues, but has a particular interest in anxiety, depression (including post-natal depression) and recovery from family violence. She has seen how, with a little support at the right time, people can make inspirational changes.
Karen uses evidence-based therapeutic approaches, such as Interpersonal Therapy, in her work with individuals and couples. In her experience, these approaches help clients to both resolve issues and develop personal strengths. While working with some clients, Karen may also call upon her training and experience as a hypnotherapist.
Hypnotherapy does not yet have the research backing to allow it to be recognised as an evidence-based approach, but it has been an accepted part of psychology and psychiatry for decades, and has been shown to be an effective adjunct to psychotherapy. Karen uses hypnotherapy not only for its effectiveness, but also for the fun and creativity it can bring to psychotherapy. Karen is well aware that each client is a unique individual, and, with the client’s consent, aims to suit the therapy to the client.
Karen is a member of the Australian Psychological Association and the Australian Association of Psychologists.