Counselling and Psychotherapy services to help you through trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, loss and relationship breakdowns.
Working with the disconnection, arguments and frustration to help you enter into a dialogue, find connection and belonging, to create the relationship you deeply desire.
Working with Complex Trauma, Developmental Trauma and PTSD to help you repair from the aftershocks of trauma and adversity, to gain hope and healing.
Connect to the Source (C2S) Counselling service offers affordable counselling and psychotherapy services to individuals and couples. The principal counsellor is Karen Harvey, who is a registered Clinical Counsellor with PACFA.
Karen has been working in the field of Counselling & Psychotherapy for over 10 years. She has completed a Masters in Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy and has on-going professional development to work skilfully in the treatment of complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief & loss, eating disorders and relationship breakdown.
Clients describe Karen as safe, warm and empathetic.
What you will receive from Karen:
- A safe place to share your struggles and frustrations
- A place to learn and practice new life skills
- A tailored approach to your individual needs
- Insight into the mind-body connection to increase your self-awareness
- Encouragement and hope to work through the difficulties and find healing for your mind
A Tailored Approach
There are no two minds alike! Each person has an individual story regarding their mental health. Karen takes time to understand your context and creates a tailored approach to help you find hope, health and healing.
Karen uses a range of therapies and tools to help you, which include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Dialetical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness.
For Couples Therapy, Karen uses Gottman Theory, Imago and PORT (Process Orientated Relationship Therapy). The theories and principles of attachment, trauma, psycho-social development stages and neuroscience underpin the methods and strategies used.
Free 20 minute consultation
Research shows that the therapeutic relationship is one of the key factors for successful outcomes in therapy. Karen offers a free 20 minute consultation via Zoom to meet and get to know each other. If both parties are comfortable to go forward then the next step is to book an appointment. Let’s give it a go!
Benefits of receiving therapy:
- Increase your emotional intelligence so you can respond better to stressful events
- A healthy acceptance of your self so you feel more comfortable in your own skin
- Greater coping skills to deal with a crisis and be adaptable to change
- Reduce the weight of anxiety, fear, anger and depression in your life
- Improve communication skills so you can have healthier relationships
- Increase your confidence and improve your decision-making skills
- Comfort and healing from experiencing loss
“Thank you for your support and strategies you gave me. I have come back to work a lot more positive about dealing with stressful issues. I am much more confident and happy to deal with difficult situations and people - and that has made so much difference to how I feel about "another day at the office.”
Female, Canberra, Australia
"Karen has a special gift to see deep inside the human condition and pinpoint the vital issues which lie hidden at the roots of the problems with which we wrestle in our lives. With a gentle confidence, she has sensitively led me out of a place of dark despair and despondency into a place of bright light where there is hope of a positive way ahead. She has been an amazing source of support and inspiration as she skillfully guided me along the journey to recovery with an unerring respect, awareness and understanding of my feelings at every stage. She truly has an emotional intelligence and skills in this field beyond her years."
Female, Sydney, Australia
"Karen’s style is very gentle, but with a certain firmness to keep accountability. Karen’s efforts extend beyond our sessions, and it is apparent that she thinks about our sessions at different points in the week, sending articles, images, mantras, worksheets, or videos that might be helpful outside of the sessions. I feel that Karen is able to deeply connect with and understand her clients."
Female, New York, America
"The awesome thing that helped me was the calmness and trust I had with you from the day we met. As our conversations went it takes a lot for me to trust anyone, let alone so quick. It was also pleasant to talk with someone that could remember our previous conversation. Believe me, I could not recommend you highly enough. I think it was the TRUST factor that all of us had a secret too tell and we could do that with you without feeling uncomfortable."
Male, Sydney, Australia
"I am grateful for the counselling sessions. In such a short time you have opened up all of knots in this long rope that's in my head. I feel as the walls are no longer closing in but are now opening up. You have made my day and I feel so much better with every session we have. Thank you so much!"
Male, Sydney, Australia
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a referral from a GP?
No you do not need a referral, you can make a booking directly.
How long is a session?
A regular individual session is 50 minutes. A couples therapy session is 90 minutes.
What is the cost of a session?
The fee for sessions are on a sliding scale, please contact me to discuss this further.
Can I get a rebate or get free counselling?
Private Health Fund rebates are available with Medibank, BUPA, AHM, Police Health, St Luke’s Health, Phoenix Health Fund and Emergency Services Health.
Free counselling is available if you are registered with the NDIS or NSW Victim Services.