Karen is a warm, cheerful, friendly, and compassionate person, who values people and relationships. Her core values include integrity, honesty, respect, and trust, which she exhibits to all persons. Karen carries a strong sense of justice and equality and is able to share honesty with others when the need arises. She can manage and prioritise her work load and time management effectively to meet deadlines. Karen has acquired strong communication skills and demonstrated a high ability to succeed and attain her goals, to a high level and standard, both academically and professionally.
Karen completed her Bachelor of Counselling with us and has integrated Narrative Therapy and Person-Centred Therapy ideas into her practice in an advanced way. She achieved a very good outcome in her final practicum and incorporates a range of integrative therapies which guide her counselling practice. Karen has a great deal of potency in her work which reflects her core values of life.
Karen has excellent micro skills, exploring both context and meanings while flowing into a cognitively and narratively informed exploration that is trusting of the client, allowing space for clients to ponder and explore issues. She shows considerable competence in managing a therapeutic relationship over a period of time and is able to articulate what she is doing and why, with a high level of insight. Karen works effectively with good collaboration in goal-setting and movement forward, making effective use of the supervisory relationship and her supervisor affirms her ethical practice.