Karen is qualified as a Play Therapist, Psychotherapist and Supervisor. She runs a busy private practice in Boyle, Co. Roscommon. She has worked with children and teenagers presenting with a diversity of issues, and her specialist areas are in the areas of complex trauma and learning difficulties. Karen has extensive experience, spanning over 25 years, in service provision for people with special needs. Her original training was in nursing (Intellectual Disability), and she has worked in this role (and as a workshop facilitator, relaxation therapist and educator) in community, residential and day services.
As a psychotherapist Karen has worked a lot with children and adolescents in foster care who have history of neglect and/or various types of abuse. Supporting and empowering parents and carers forms a significant part of her work also.
Karen completed training in massage therapy in London in 1991 and she co -founded Karuna Flame Holistic Health Centre with her life partner, Kris, in 1996 and worked as a massage therapist for many years in their centre. Kris and Karen host bio energy meditation retreats periodically throughout the year.
Karen teaches on our MA programme and is also a CTC Supervisor. We love having Karen on our team!