A little about Karen
Karen Curran is a Registered qualified Counsellor with the ACA (Australian Counselling Association), Transpersonal Art Therapist, Sandplay Practitioner, with interests in transpersonal Art Therapy, Sandplay Therapy, Music, Dance, Storytelling, Spiritual (soul) - emphasising a holistic emphasis in person-centred counsel and inner/spiritual healing.
With a focus on person-centred and the transpersonal, Karen uses various tools and activities, including working with nature in a holistic way, as well as other tools such as Mindfulness, CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), and ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy), to help the seeker/client discover their true self. Karen is also an artist/illustrator.
Karen is constantly adding to her knowledge and professional development.
The transpersonal works with energy, and over the years Karen has been familiar with, experienced, and absorbed much understanding of the importance of energetic essences, so has embarked on extra studies to formalise this knowledge. Australian Bush Flower Essences are catalysts to unlock your full potential, resolve negative beliefs & create emotional health & wellbeing, in order to complement her work, and Karen looks forward to being able to offer this as an additional service in the future.
In her formative years Karen spent decades in creative arts and design, and teaching. A sufferer of major allergies, Karen fell chronically ill from around age 50 without any apparent cause, despite numerous medical tests, and began searching for answers.
With professional support, similar to the therapies she uses now, Karen eventually discerned the things that she had kept hidden from herself. Then found a way through the effects of serious trauma in childhood that occurred in the late 1950s and early 1960s that she had blocked out for decades, but which had serious ramifications in her life. This later led to her feeling called to change direction, study and help others in the same way.
Currently in her mid sixties, Karen combines all her years and years of life experience, art, teaching and studies to support her clients with compassion and understanding, and produce her online courses and programs. Her clients have ranged in age from 4 years to 86 years so far.
Karen feels that, in many ways, her life journey has been to bring her to this place of guiding others to inner heal with gentle, but empowering, creative and transpersonal processes.
She has 'been there', and is qualified to be your guide.
Her passion is to make a difference, and to inspire living from the heart. 🙏
Karen resides in the Blue Mountains NSW Australia with her husband and their cat and visiting bird life. She enjoys the bush areas and wildlife of the mountains, music, writing, dance, art and gardening.
Karen is also writing, illustrating and producing a book on the topic of hope.
And a set of affirmation Oracle cards.
Working With Children authority WWC1552620E
Current First Aid Certificate
REGISTERED COUNSELLOR -
Professional MEMBER of the
ACA - Australian Counselling Association
Professional MEMBER of
IICT - the International Institute for Complementary Therapists
Professional Full MEMBER of
HTA - Holistic Therapists Australia Inc
DIP in COUNSELLING - AIPC Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors
Special focus: Grief and Loss
DIP in Clinical & Educational ART THERAPY (Transpersonal) - CECAT - College of Clinical & Educational Art Therapy. Special focus: Trauma
Cert GRIEF & LOSS COUNSELLING - AIPC Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors
PRACTITIONER SANDPLAY with MASTER STUDIES - SANDPLAY TRAINING Australia
Cert in SHAMANISM & TRANSFORMATIONAL MASK - CIRCALORE
Cert Level I/II RECONNECTIVE HEALING
Cert HEALING WITH THE ARTS - Mary Rockwood Lane
Cert IV TRAINING & ASSESSMENT - TAFE
BMI Teaching Qualifications - TAFE
DIP in VISUAL ART, GRAPHIC ARTS, TYPOGRAPHY & COMMUNICATION ~ School of Visual Arts
CURRENT STUDIES include
Australian Bush Flower Essences
OTHER full courses
Cert CAREER AS A JOURNEY OF SOUL (An Introduction to the Depth Psychology of Vocation) - Dr Suzanne Cremen
B-SCHOOL Marie Forleo for businesses with soul
MASTERCLASS 2020 Gabby Bernstein
MASTERCLASS 2021 Gabby Bernstein
OTHER short courses
MICHAEL STONE Well of Light - various courses
SANDRA INGERMAN - various courses
GABBY BERNSTEIN - various Master courses
FAVOURITE AUTHORS include
Mary Rockford Lane
Peter A Levine
Richard C Schwartz
Louise L Hay