Karen – Graduate Intern Level 3
Trauma-informed Therapy, Relationships, Communication, Somatic Therapy, Depression, Anxiety, Cross-Cultural Issues, Telehealth
BBus(IT), MCouns & PsyTh, Clinical Counsellor PACFA
Karen has been working in the field of Counselling & Psychotherapy for over 10 years. She has completed a Masters in Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy and many hours of professional development in the fields of trauma, couples therapy, treatment of depression and anxiety, and healing from grief and loss.
Karen has worked with clients from a diverse range of backgrounds and issues. She has particular experience working with clients who have complex and developmental trauma, PTSD, attachment issues, and somatic disorders such as auto-immune diseases and eating disorders.
Karen offers couples:
- A safe place to share their frustrations and to learn new skills
- A tailored approach, drawing from a range of therapies and tools such as the Gottman Method, Imago, Attachment theory, Process Orientated Relationship Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness and Body-centered Psychotherapy.
- Encouragement and hope to work through the difficulties and find connection again
Client’s describe her as safe, connected and empathic.
“I believe that we are broken in relationship and in relationship we are healed. Connection with yourself and another is our most meaningful journey.”
Please note: Relate Relationship Therapy offers affordable counselling with Interns, who are qualified and experienced counsellors, training to become specialists in couples therapy. Prior to seeing couples, all interns have already completed two specialist models of couples’ therapy training and approximately 20 hours of observations and supervision. As the Interns progress through their training, their rate increases from $60 to $150 for couples appointments. The internship usually takes 12 -18 months, so these increases are likely to happen across several months, but within the first year of therapy. Also some of our interns are very experienced individual counsellors so it is not uncommon that their individual rate is a lot higher than their couples rate.