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A little about Karen

Karen Curran is a registered (ACA) qualified Counsellor, Transpersonal Art and Sandplay Therapist 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.

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Karen's Story

In her formative years Karen spent decades in creative arts and design, and teaching. A sufferer of major allergies, Karen fell very ill from around age 50 without any apparent cause, despite numerous medical tests, and began searching for answers.

 

Later in life, 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 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.

Karen combines all her years and years of life experience, art, teaching and studies to support her clients with compassion and understanding, and produces 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 feels qualified to be your guide.

Her passion is to make a difference, and to inspire living from the heart. 🙏​

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Currently in her mid sixties, 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.

 

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Working With Children authority WWC1552620E

First Aid Certificate

Professional MEMBER of the
Australian Counselling Association

Professional MEMBER of the
International Institute for Complementary Therapists
Professional Full MEMBER of the
HTA Holistic Therapists Australia Inc

DIP in COUNSELLING - AIPC Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors

Special focus: Grief and Loss

 

DIP ART THERAPY (Transpersonal)  - CECAT - College of Clinical & Educational Art Therapy 

Special focus: Trauma

 

Cert GRIEF & LOSS COUNSELLING - AIPC Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors

Cert PRACTITIONER - SANDPLAY TRAINING AUSTRALIA

 

Cert in SHAMANISM & TRANSFORMATIONAL MASK - CIRCALORE

Cert Level I/II RECONNECTIVE HEALING

Certificate HEALING WITH THE ARTS - Mary Rockwood Lane

 

CERT IV TRAINING & ASSESSMENT - TAFE

BMI Teaching Qualifications - TAFE
 

DIP in VISUAL ART, GRAPHIC ARTS, TYPOGRAPHY & COMMUNICATION ~ SVA

Professional Development 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


Professional Development short courses
MICHAEL STONE Well of Light - various courses

SANDRA INGERMAN - various courses

GABBY BERNSTEIN - various short courses

Ongoing studies focus on

Trauma related studies

FAVOURITE AUTHORS include
John O'Donohue
Gabby Bernstein
Cathy Malchiodi

Richard C Schwartz
Peter A Levine
Louise L Hay

David Michie

Robert Moss
Mary Rockford Lane
Sandra Ingerman
Lise Borbeau