Karen is a counsellor based in the Blue Mountains NSW, (and a Member of ACA Australian Counselling Association), who helps women, children and adolescents change the effects of trauma, anxiety and the “stories” they tell themselves.
Utilising a range of therapeutic tools, Karen uses expressive therapies for healing people with relationship issues, depression, unhappiness, stress, trauma and past issues.
By working with the client’s inner world and tapping into the things they have hidden ... from themselves, she creates a safe space for them to deal with whatever comes up for them in the moment.
When the client is ready to change the unhelpful thought processes, other tools and processes are integrated, as needed or appropriate, such as Mindfulness, CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), and ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy).
Trauma affects the way people think because they live in a constant state of fear.
Karen focuses on deep inner healing to change the effects of this trauma, making the power of it dissipate and guiding people to self-empowerment.
Karen believes her clients have the desire and capacity to grow towards fulfilling their true potential – and that they are the experts on their own lives.
She works with people to fully understand themselves, to find their own inner resources, trust and self- awareness.
In her earlier career Karen was an artist, illustrator and designer. Her creative talents course through her work as she regularly uses Sandplay, Art Therapy, singing bowl, drums and poetry as part of her process.
Karen was subject to sexual abuse as a young child and disassociated with the trauma for decades before seeking answers and healing from its physical and emotional effects. Now she is exceptionally passionate about helping others recover from their own trauma.
Her hope is that her clients make constructive changes, leading to a more satisfying and meaningful life to become the best version of themselves.
Karen says she is rewarded when she sees the light in a client’s eyes that something has connected - that they don’t have to be afraid any longer and realise there is hope. Read more
Membership of professional associations
- International Institute for Complementary Therapists
- Holistic Therapies Australia Inc
- ACA - Australian Counselling Association
Education and training
AIPC Dip. Counselling
Dip. Clinical and Educational Art Therapy
Cert. Circalore Shamanism & Transformational Mask
Cert. Sandplay Practitioner
Grief and Loss Counselling - Advanced Study Major
Holds a relevant Working With Children Check
Karen Curran’s studio location
Springwood BLUE MOUNTAINS, NSW 2777 Australia