Karen is in private practice as a Clinical Neuropsychotherapy Practitioner. She is also a Wellness and Behavioural Consultant, running seminars for schools, play-groups, church groups and government organisations. She holds degrees in Education and a Masters Degree in Counselling. Karen is a member of ACA (Australian Counselling Association), PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia), MHA (Mental Health Academy), and is a certified member of the International Association of Clinical Neuropsychotherapy (IACN).
Karen practices counselling using the principles of Neuropsychotherapy and specialises in the many and varied areas of loss, grief and trauma. As an educator she has had experience in both primary and secondary classrooms. Her roles have included classroom teaching, administration and working with families in home education environments. She has also provided consultation and training to educators in Australia and in many developing countries around the world. Karen has a passion for enriched environments that inspire and challenge; environments where every child experiences the reward and excitement of learning because they are free of anxiety, threat and humiliation.
Karen has written a number of articles for the on-line Neuropsychotherapy Journal. Her book and program manual, Benson the Boxer: A Story of Loss and Life is a unique resource for clinicians, parents and caregivers to help children deal with loss, grief and trauma.