Karen seeks to develop a warm and open relationship with her clients. She is empathetic and dedicated to supporting her clients on the journey of growth and healing toward recovery.
In addition to her psychology qualifications, Karen is a registered nurse with extensive experience working in the acute hospital setting. During her years working as a nurse, Karen has developed a high awareness of the importance of compassion and understanding when people are feeling vulnerable and in need of support and this is central to her psychology practice.
This background has also created a passionate interest in the holistic relationship of psychological and physical well being. Her particular interest is in the treatment of eating disorders and body image concerns and Karen values a collaborative approach in helping clients to achieve their goals.
In addition to her interest in working with clients issues around eating and body image, she has experience and a strong interest in providing treatment to clients with a wide range of difficulties including; depression, anxiety, workplace stress, personality disorders, self esteem and relationship issues.
Karen’s therapy style is person centred and through collaboration with her client will individualise treatment drawing on aspects from a variety of evidence-based psychotherapies including; CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, DBT and Schema Therapy.
Karen holds a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), a Post-graduate Diploma of Psychological Science and a Diploma of Psychological Practice. She has national registration with AHPRA as a psychologist and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society.
Additionally she holds a Bachelor of Science (Nursing) and holds current registration with AHPRA as a registered nurse.
Karen is available for appointments at BodyMatters on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
You can read more about Karen here.