COUNSELLING studio or online - for BOOKINGS contact


In Studio

Women, children,
adolescents, young teens


All adults, teens

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.  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). 

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

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 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.
A child session up to Year 6 is anywhere between 30 to 50 mins depending on the child and may include some time for the child to include the parent in what they have done in the studio if they wish.
A Preliminary session online for parent/guardian is required also as parent/guardian support is necessary to reinforce what is done in the studio.
Women and adolescents/teens first session 75 mins - follow-ups 90, 75, 50 mins
Online counselling is available using Telehealth. No software to install.
At present there are limited studio placement openings to allow for mindful preparation and cleaning.
Fees vary between $160 for 30 to 55 mins,  $185 extended 75 mins, $240 extended 90mins.
Intro packages of 4 sessions available to encourage peace of mind for appointments and commitment.
Credit cards Visa and MasterCard accepted.

Online programs will be offered soon also. Enrol in eNews below to be informed and receive snippets of stories, wisdom and affirmations.

If your child is suffering anxiety, or the effects of trauma, and you are in genuine financial need, please contact Karen to discuss.

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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.