About Karen

For over 30 years I have worked with survivors of trauma in various capacities.
Initially I was invited to speak at schools and deliver workshops to
community groups on resilience, as a result of my writings about women,
children and trauma. This led to teaching journal-writing courses to
sole parents who were struggling with the effects of physical and sexual
abuse. Eventually I trained in EFT and began a private practice working
with people who have experienced all kinds of trauma.

As a result of this work I began a PhD in trauma studies and it was
during my research that I discovered the new trauma therapies that
really work, so I left my PhD in order to train in the new therapies.

The first was EFT which is astonishingly effective, however I’ve since found newer therapies that offer even quicker and more profound healing. Havening and TRTP
(The Richards Trauma Process – specialist trauma therapy) have been
developed from the latest neuroscience and research into trauma.
Together they completely transform the landscape of healing.

While not all therpaies suit all people, I have now qualified in the 3
most effective therapies for trauma: TRTP, Havening and EFT and now
have an effective therapy for just about everyone.

If you are having a rough time please know that PTSD and most
distress can be effectively treated. Feel free to ring me if you want
explore ways to get real relief.

Creative Life

Karen has a long and distinguished career as a performer, writer, director, dramaturge and educator.

In 1997 Karen founded the first Australian undergraduate course in Script Writing for Theatre at the School of Creative Arts, VCA/M.U. where she lectured in Creative Writing for ten years. Karen also delivered the first course in Theatre Directing at the C.A.E. Melbourne. Among other positions, Karen has held the Chair of the National Stage Committee of the Australian Writers Guild and been appointed to various theatre committees. She has been a competition judge for the AWG and Crash Test Drama. Karen has delivered conference papers on playwriting in Dublin, Chicago and Athens and Swinburne University.

Karen’s first play ‘To the Outside World’ was first produced at La
Mama in 1991 and then invited to Anthill later that year where it was reviewed as
“World class . . .” by Lyn
Redgrave on ABC Radio National. Since then Karen has written,
performed and directed many shows, some of which have toured
Australia and internationally, these include ‘Viva la Vida, Frida
Kahlo’ and ‘Orphanage of the Animals’ for which she was awarded the Medal of Ulm in
Germany. She has written on commission and created site-specific works
for the Melbourne Zoo, Shire of Melton, the Materials Recovery Facility,
Banyule City Council and Bloomsday (Melbourne).