If not controlled stress and anxiety can greatly affect your everyday life, leaving a crippling feeling and a sense of being stuck. I will work with you developing stress reduction techniques and promote healthier lifestyle patterns. I draw on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help manage those unsettling feelings and implement techniques that help life feel more manageable.
Do you feel your anger is out of control, do you often have angry outbursts? Anger can be a healthy emotion when expressed in a controlled way. When not controlled it can be scary to those around us and may lead to violence. I will work with you to help manage your emotions and uncover the underlying root allowing your voice to be heard in a more constructive way.
I can help identify and work through your relationship difficulties to find encouraging ways of relating to each other. Focusing on communication skills and positive behaviours that will help strengthen relationships. I’ve worked in several areas of relationship therapy including divorce, infidelity, poor communication and the impact of porn.
Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling gaining skills in Time Limited Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychiatry, Psychopathology and Psychodynamics
"I had a free therapy session with Karen, which is the first therapy I've had of any kind in 31 years. I found Karen had a calming aura and an understanding tone where I felt I was really being listened to which in turn made me feel comfortable enough to open up and talk. This session has definitely made me revaluate how I'll be moving forward with working through my issues. I think the more time spent with Karen, having regular conversations will only impact my life in a positive way."
"Working with Karen was a great help to me during a difficult period of my life. She assisted me in putting things into perspective and provided me with different tools enabling me to move forward and deal with the various situations. Her professionalism, kindness, warmth and open personality made me feel at ease from day one."
"Karen was the guest speaker at our weekly focus group. Her kind and friendly nature quickly put those in the group at ease and invited conversation and debate. Karen presented a complex subject in a way that was understandable and gave practical tools to help the group in their everyday life. I can't express enough how grateful we were to have her join the group."