Karen Phillip works with clients who may be experiencing personal, family or work problems can greatly benefit from Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Many referrals are made to Counsellors from Doctors and Psychologists for those suffering from anxiety, depression, phobias and behavioural issues. Counselling allows the client to openly discuss his or her feelings, fears and concerns with someone who is trained to understand and guide the client to a better place.
By asking appropriate questions about the problem, situation or behaviour, the Counsellor can assist the client to understand the reason behind them and guide the client in using another behaviour, thought or response to the problem, enabling a solution that is suitable. New strategies and techniques are learned.
Often only a few sessions are all that are required to obtain direction and guidance. Clients with depression, anxiety, and confusion – can all be assisted with Counselling. Do not be told you need many ongoing sessions, this is often wrong. A good therapist should be able to empower, guide and support you to develop strategies to benefit you quickly. Counselling, sometimes combined with Hypnotherapy, enables the individual to obtain fast resolution and set a new clearer path toward a better life and outcome.
Confidentiality is the utmost consideration with all clients, especially those with a high profile. Karen works within this area as she knows first-hand the stress and anxieties caused by being in the public eye. Karen conducts both personal and video sessions for many people requiring assistance.
If you suffered abuse or neglect of any kind as a child or as an adult, then Counselling can assist you in dealing with these issues. Many abuse issues are difficult to discuss with partners or friends, they leave scars in the personal emotions of the victim, and they often find it difficult to deal with life issues that arise. Sometimes the victims, who think they have left it behind, have problems with relationships and communications. These issues can be dealt with without ever re-live the issue.
Karen has introduced her new Walk and Talk Therapy Program where she can meet clients at an agreed outside location and you both walk along together discussing issues and resolving problems. Research tells us movement outside increases our ability to process, clears our mind and relaxes us. Therefore fewer appointments are needed and faster results are attained. Please contact Karen to see if this will work for you.
Relationship issues can significantly benefit from Counselling. Often there is a problem with the couple communicating. Regularly one party does not listen or understand their partner, resulting in relationship issues. Using a Counsellor, these issues can be openly discussed, areas of direction established, and behaviours to alleviate further problems.
Many couples have difficulty communicating at times. One partner may have acted in a way that unintentionally hurt the other person, leaving anger for one and guilt for the other. This can often lead to a shutdown in communication. Counselling assists to open up the communication again and assists both parties to understand and perhaps accept the actions of the other.
Couples sometimes need to mediate matters to come to terms with certain events or behaviours; Counselling assists this before they become too serious. Karen is an expert on improving Communication. She teaches couples the strategies and techniques to eliminate all conflict, allowing them to understand the mind processing differences between men and women, words to never use, and words to use to be heard and understood. Her best seller book Communication Harmony can help every couple to improve the way they communicate.
Discussing areas for your relationship before your marriage can often assist couples in starting their marriage on the exact correct page.
There are many areas that couples fail to discuss when planning their extraordinary and exciting wedding. These matters may then surface later and can cause difficulties. Addressing the many issues that can present either now or in the future, such as Sex in the relationship, Finance and spending, Family and Friends within the relationship, arguments, where to live, work and play, trust, change of name after marriage, discussing private concerns with others, and the expectation of each person after the wedding.
Attending a pre-marriage session can help bring the couple closer and ensure they have no unanswered questions or issues. Would you like a copy of Dr Karen’s successful Relationship book, written for everyone about to marry or in a committed relationship? The essential things to know to ensure you both remain happy, heard and together. Just click the link to get the book sent to you now.
Couples planning to marry or who have children find Counselling very beneficial to their relationship.
Karen Phillip is one of Australia’s leading Parenting Experts and Coach and works with couples who have young children and need parenting assistance. Parents become confused about how to manage their child’s behaviour, knowing what is acceptable and what is not. Karen also coaches and educates parents on how to get their children to listen and respond to them.
Parenting is a difficult job but when done right it is enjoyable, rewarding, satisfying and when the parents are confident, loving, firm and fair, their children grow into balanced and happy young people.
“The thing young parents need to remember is that all children role model your behaviour. If your child is screaming, defiant or blames; is loving, considerate and kind; they have learnt it from you, their parents. At times parents need a little help in redirecting their behaviours to set the example they want their child to follow” advised Karen Phillip.
Karen Phillip is the author of the best-selling Parenting book – “Who Runs Your House – The Kids or You?“. It was written so Parents can learn to redirect the behaviours of their children easily and without conflict, for a quieter, happier home with parents who are in control. Paperback Book or EBook can be purchased via Amazon, BarnesandNoble, online bookstores.
Children can benefit from Counselling too. If they have experienced loss, abuse, bullying or conflict, they need to be heard by someone who is going to tell them their feelings are OK.
Young children can suffer from depression and depressive thoughts. If they feel they are powerless in a situation if they feel there is no relief, no one to talk with or if they need someone to listen to them without judgement,
Counselling can assist them immensely. Sometimes they don’t want mum or dad to fix it for them. They want to be heard, to vent, to be understood. Counselling assists children from primary school age through to high school and into adulthood, many of whom carry their childhood problems until they are released.
Teens are a special group of people often experiencing emotions that confuse them, therefore, struggle to vocalise. Karen has considerable qualifications in speaking with teens and younger children. Her success is extraudinary.
Unfortunately, suicide is often invisible, a silent killer. Counselling can assist the individual in re-framing their thoughts and seeing a resolution to their situation or problem, so suicide is no longer an option. If you feel your child is in a dark place, please consider the assistance of a qualified Counsellor.
Karen is registered with Employment Assistant Programs and can provide Counselling through registered EAP workplaces. Contact your HR department to see if you can register with EAP and receive Counselling support services.
Victim of Crime Counsellor
Karen is registered with the Victims of Crime and supports those recovering from trauma and events they have experienced as a victim of crime. Please get in touch with Victim Services to register, so she can provide you with the services and support you need. Karen's Registered Number A2188
Workers Compensation Counsellor
If you have suffered an injury either at work or in a vehicle, then please get in contact with Karen to arrange Counselling.
Research tells us that those who have experienced an injury, abuse, trauma, or severe relationship issues, greatly benefit from Counselling Psychotherapy sessions.
Counselling Service Sessions
Can be arranged by telephone/video if it is difficult to come to the office or if you experience time constraints. Simply contact Karen to arrange a suitable time. Payment is made via credit card if not already covered.
Session costs are for 1-hour appointments, with extra time often required to obtain all information in the first session. These sessions may be claimed under some private health insurance rebates. Please check with your fund; they often rebate Hypnotherapy/Counselling. and EFTPOS facilities are available. Please contact Karen now for appointment times or call 0418-216-836. Read Karen's BLOG
Counselling Qualifications :
Find Karen on Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) Website, use postcode search 2259 and 2281