Welcome to Brighter Day Counselling

I Specialise in Women's & Couple's Issues

Counselling for women

Mental wellbeing, relationships, motherhood, health -let's talk.

Individual relationship coaching

Help with relationships whether you are single or attached.


Learn evidence-based psychological acupuncture to get a better hold on stress and other issues.

Relationship counselling

Research tells us that having solid, fulfilling relationships is more important than having more money or that perfect job.

About me

Hello! My name is Karen Holmes and I run a private counselling and coaching practice from Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast.

I have been working as a psychotherapist/counsellor for the past 17 years and I specialise in relationships and women’s issues.

I am also a clinical member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and ARCAP. 

I also complete further training yearly, so that I am up to date with current trends and effective evidence-based techniques in the counselling world.

As part of my training as a psychotherapist/counsellor, I had to undergo two years of personal and group therapy, so I have first hand experience of the benefits of counselling. In depth psychotherapy training means as a therapist I am aware of how vulnerable (but brave!) it can feel to attend counselling.

Counselling can help you...

+ have better quality relationships

+ be more present, instead of focused on the past or future

+ have a greater understanding of yourself, and others

+ have better self care

+ have increased self esteem

+ have better decision making capabilities

+ gain better conflict resolution skills

+ obtain the capacity to challenge negative thinking patterns

+ gain increased coping skills

Typically, I see clients for issues such as:

+ struggles in their interpersonal relationships, be it romantic, with children (small and grown up!) or family, friends and work

+ life transition and adjustment issues

+ grief, illness or loss issues, including infertility, miscarriage and termination/abortion

+ pre and post-natal counselling

+ body image and eating/food related issues

+ challenges they face through being a mother

+ challenges they may face through not being a mother, or not conforming to conforming to society stereotypes

+ identity issues

+ anger management

+ depression and/or anxiety

+ self esteem, self worth and self confidence

+ abuse and trauma, both past and present

+ sexuality

Welcome to Brighter Day Counselling

I offer a free 15 minute phone consult so we can see if my service is suitable for you. If it isn’t, I will try my best to offer you a referral to an alternative service.

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