COUNSELLING studio or online BOOKINGS
NOTE FOR NEW CLIENTS
If you are new, please contact Karen first so she can call and have a chat with you to see if any of these services are suitable for you or your child. Then a PRELIMINARY session is required to book and attend with parent/guardian to assess the needs of the child before sessions commence for a child/children. Studio sessions are experiential using a range of processes including Sandplay and/or Art Therapy. Online sessions are also experiential using different techniques and Art Therapy processes as well as CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), and ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy). For adults the first session is always an extended session to assess your needs as well as experiencing a session.
If you haven't attended in the past six months, then we start as if new.
For all bookings, please contact Karen first.
For IN STUDIO sessions, the location is a studio in a private home garden
and STRICT HYGIENE PRACTICES are in place.
There are 3 steps up into the studio. Please consider an ONLINE appointment if this is unsuitable for you. Please contact Karen for any queries
This business is a registered Covid Safe business
The studio and garden are each a place of wellness and peace,
located in the Blue Mountains.
Due to health precautions and cleaning between each session, limited studio places are available for individual counsel for individual children, adolescents. and women of all ages. At present I only take 2 (max 3) studio bookings in a day to allow for mindful preparation and cleaning. We use Face Shields and Masks (provided) in the studio and adhere to strict health conditions.
ONLINE SESSIONS for everyone
Online Zoom sessions are available for all adults and teens at various times.
All session times subject to change.
In order to work effectively in counselling, there must be a 'good fit' between therapist and the participant (client).
For this reason, Karen specialises in working with women, children and adolescents/teens using creative processes to support personal change and inner healing.
She also works with other adults, as well as teens, online.
"I hold space in my quiet time each day for every client that comes to me, regardless of age or whether they are in the past, or present clients. I also do this for every client before each individual session.
I consider each child and person unique and special, and I want you to have a wonderful life." - Karen
Time zone is Sydney time. Session times subject to change or availability.
Children 45 mins regular. A Prelminary session for parent/guardian alone is required also.
Women and adolescents/teens first session 75 mins - followups 75, 60, 45 mins
Online counselling - plan package available.
At present I only take 2 (max 3) studio bookings in a day to allow for mindful preparation and cleaning.
Fees vary between $120 child 45 mins to teen/adult $140 60 mins, $175 extended 75 mins, $210 extended 90mins. Average $120 to $140 per session ongoing child or adult.
Credit cards Visa and MasterCard accepted.
If your child is suffering anxiety, or the effects of trauma, and you are in genuine financial need, please contact Karen to discuss.
NOTE: The Heart of Us is a place of wellness and peace for all who attend.
CONDITIONS: All in-studio appointments are subject to physical distancing and health procedures and government guidelines. No-one is to present to the studio with any flu or virus or disease symptoms. Nor if you, or your family, or anyone at school or work or friends, has been in contact with anyone with any illness or recently returned from overseas. Masks, Face Guards and disposable gloves in use. Strict hand washing, sanitiser, temperature check infrared gun, disinfecting procedures and more in effect. Please wear clean clothes. It is essential to not wear any clothing that has been exposed to coughing or illness symptoms by you or others. Karen reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone exhibiting unwell symptoms. Thank you for your understanding in preventing the transmission of ANY disease. Wishing you wellness.