Karen originally qualified as a Social Worker in 1997 and went directly into a specialised counselling service in Melbourne, working with adolescents and adults who had experienced sexual abuse. Early in this work Karen became interested in psychoanalysis and began intensive supervision with a Psychoanalyst, who was also her mentor for many years.
Karen’s interest in the infant-parent relationship lead her to complete a Graduate Diploma in Infant Mental Health in 2002. She subsequently went on to work at the Royal Womens Hospital in the Neonatal Intensive and Special Care Nurseries until 2005 and later with Melbourne IVF until 2007.
In the years 2007 to 2010, Karen worked locally for another specialised counselling service, the Centre Against Child Sexual Assault where she worked in a long-term capacity with adults who had been sexually abused in childhood.
More recently Karen went back to study again and completed a Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental), which enabled her to obtain Registration as a Psychologist.
Karen has been in private practice for over 10 years and has a particular interest in working with families, including infants, children, parents, adolescents and couples. She also sees individual adults for counselling and psychotherapy.
Karen continues to have a strong allegiance to psychoanalysis and thus her work is informed by psychoanalytic ideas and practices.
You can contact Karen on 0438 389 829.