About Karen Phillip

Karen Phillip is multi-talented! She is a published International author on parenting and relationships, writes for the print media, and is a professional Counselling Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist. Karen is a recognised Speaker, Presenter and media commentator and works regularly on television and radio throughout Australia.

Karen works with families who are experiencing problems with communication, conflict and child behaviours. She writes for many Parenting sites, newspapers and magazines. Karen Phillip is the author of a very popular parenting book “Who Runs Your House, the kids or you?”, her book has helped thousands of parents and families around the world. She is also the author of the book”OMG We’re Getting Married” designed to assist all couples prior to or after their marriage or commitment to secure a happy and connected relationship. Her latest book ‘Communication Harmony’ teaches you how to communicate without any conflict, ever, while guiding the conversation toward the outcome you want. 


  • PhD in Philosophy and Sociology (current)
  • Master of Counselling (Research / Advanced Practice)
  • Master of International Family Studies
  • Grad. Dip. in Counselling, (Family Therapies & Children, Addictions, Grief & Loss)
  • Advanced Diploma Clinical Hypnotherapy, NLP and Psychotherapy
  • Diploma of Professional Counselling
  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Registered Supervisor for Therapists
  • Level 2 EFT Practitioner
  • Certified Virtual Gastric Band Practitioner
  • Certified NLP Practitioner
  • Naturopathic Nutritionist
  • Herbal Medicine Practitioner
  • EMDR Practitioner
  • Certificate III in Disability
  • Registered Therapist with iCare (Workcover) NSW
  • Family Mediator registered with the Attorney General’s Dept (FDRP)

Member Associations

Registered Supervisor with the Australian College of Supervisors
Professional Member of Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation Australia (PACFA)
Professional Member of Australian Hypnotherapy Assoc. (AHA) 
Professional Member of the Hypnotherapy Council of Australia (HCA)
Registered Icare Provider Click on Counsellors and Search using Provider No: 12558
Registered with Victim Services as a VS Counsellor
Director and lead trainer of the Australian Hypnotherapy College
Registered Mediator with Attorney General’s Department

Psychotherapy, Counselling & Hypnotherapy

Karen Phillip runs a private practice at the northern end of the beautiful Central Coast / Lake Macquarie area of NSW. Karen’s speciality is family relationships, couples and parenting. She specialises in communication and sexual issues.

Karen Phillip is also a Family Dispute Mediator, registered with the Attorney General’s Dept to assist parents after separation to manage their Parenting Plans and Property Division Settlement. Click on her page for Family Dispute Resolutions to find out more.

Karen is the Director and Lead Trainer of the Australian Hypnotherapy College