I Specialise in Women's Issues
Hello! My name is Karen Holmes and I run a private counselling and coaching practice from Robina on the Gold Coast.
I have been working as a counsellor for the past 10 years and I specialise in women’s issues.
I am also a clinical member of the Australian Counselling Association, with an Honours BA in Counselling and Psychotherapy and an undergrad in Psychology and Communication.
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 counsellor, I had to undergo two years of personal therapy, so I have first hand experience of the benefits of 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 and miscarriage
+ challenges they may face through not being a mother, or not conforming to society stereotypes
+ identity issues
+ self esteem, self worth and self confidence
+ abuse and trauma, both past and present