Currently, counselling is not covered by Medicare, nor many health insurance policies. To compensate for the lack of rebates, I have a sliding fee scale. This represents my commitment to contribute to mental wellbeing regardless of financial circumstances.
Standard fee $105
With Medicare card $90
With Private Health/Concession card $75
Standard fee $90
With Medicare card $75
With Private Health/Concession card $65
Payment can be made online or in-person by cash or card.
The success of therapy lies in the relationship between you and your therapist. This free session is your opportunity to see if we're a good fit. There is no obligation to continue. I'll call you at your booked time, we'll have a chat and I'll leave it with you to decide. This session is a one-off for new clients only. More details
Walk & Talk
These sessions are conducted on walking trails in and around Blackmans Bay. After meeting at the car park, we'll decide together which trail to take and how far to walk. It may be a brisk walk or a gentle stroll, on flat ground or hilly terrain. I have contingency plans for rain, unexpected encounters, and if walking becomes uncomfortable. Your wellbeing is my priority. More details
Sit & Chat
These sessions are conducted in quiet, scenic spots in and around Blackmans Bay. After meeting at the car park, we'll walk a short distance to a private spot where we can sit and chat. It may be in bushland or looking out to sea. I have options providing for limited mobility and contingency plans for wet weather. More details
When meeting in person is not possible, we can connect by mobile phone. We'll both walk or sit outside, each in our own space. Simply choose a time that suits you and I'll give you a call. We'll chat as we walk or sit together. You'll just need headphones and mobile service. More details
I am trained in a wide range of therapies, however I often find solutions lie in not just one therapy but in unique combinations. The key for me is to listen to you. In telling your story, talking through your situation, I can help you discover and develop what you need to progress and what you have within you to do so. Talking can be difficult. So, it’s my job to provide a safe, supportive space in which you feel comfortable. In doing so, you will find me authentic, responsive, and without judgement.
The experience of a counselling session conducted outdoors has some uncertainty. The weather, the terrain, and unexpected encounters all present challenges. However, being close to nature, immersed in the sensations, and looking out over the ocean all have genuine advantages. The natural environment can be reassuring, restorative, and grounding. In this setting, you can find clarity and be most receptive to the therapies available to you through counselling.
Outdoor guiding has taught me to be well-prepared and have a plan for contingencies. You come dressed for the weather and I'll take care of the rest.
If you're new to therapy, here are some tips for approaching counselling, what to expect and how to prepare.
Being outdoors, we are able to maintain social distancing at all times. Masks are welcome but optional.
Karen is an attentive listener, empathetic and patient. A great help and support through difficult times.
- Janette, Taroona
I highly recommend Karen as a counsellor. She listens carefully, is kind and courteous and I found talking to her very helpful. I also found being outdoors while we chatted helped me relax and focus.
- Jenny, Fern Tree