Psychologist & Counsellor - Karen McMillan - Counselling Services

Karen is a registered (General) psychologist.

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Arts (Majors in Psychology and Philosophy) from University Of Melbourne; Diploma of Education from State College of Victoria; Masters of Arts in Educational Psychology from Macquarie University; Master of Business Administration from University of Technology Sydney. Member of Australian Psychological Society (M.A.P.S) for over 20 years.

Experience:

Karen has extensive experience in the corporate sector, not-for-profit and co-operatives and private practice. She has specialised in counselling and coaching, helping people to deal with workplace and personal issues to make the most of their strengths. She has also helped many individuals to deal positively with the transitions in their life.
In addition, Karen has experience as a counsellor in the high school and tertiary system and has lectured at university in organisational behaviour, communication skills, management and counselling.

Provide Services to:

Adults and adolescents

Areas of expertise:

  • Executive and leadership coaching
  • Career Transition and Counselling
  • Depression
  • Anxiety (Generalised, Social)
  • Workplace stress
  • Bullying issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Positive Aging
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Developmental issues

Approach and Philosophy:

Karen believes that all human beings seek to develop, grow and learn – to become the best they can be. She works alongside you to identify your challenges and goals – in therapy, in your career, in life – and then explore practical strategies to help you to achieve them. Drawing on evidence based frameworks such as Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Human Development theories, Karen helps you to first clarify what is already working for you – your strengths, your experience, your successes. This enables you to work on questions and problems you are experiencing. From this strong base, we are able to consider new ways of seeing, behaving and feeling so that you can become more aware of your own strengths and limitations, more confident in dealing with life’s challenges, more effective in your actions and, ultimately, become a wiser person who impacts positively on the world.

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