Work-related stress and burnout have been on the rise globally. A study by Workplace Options in 2014, a global provider of integrated employee well-being services, examined data encompassing 100,000 employees across Asia, Europe, Africa, North America, and South America to evaluate global trends in the use of its Employee Assistance Programs (EAP). The study found that employee depression, stress and anxiety accounted for 82.6% of all emotional health cases, up from 55.2% in 2012.


Caught up in a cycle of consistent ‘worries’?
Allowing emotions to rule decisions?
Feel like you are on ‘automatic pilot’?
‘Stuck, ‘stressed’ or overwhelmed?
Aspiring to improve your overall well-being?



Confidential, person-centric and solution-focused counselling services for adults.
Sessions provide a safe space to communicate thoughts and feelings, increase self-awareness, think through different options, improve coping skills and boost feelings of overall well-being.


Karen has worked with a diversity of people across medical centres, EAP and private practice across Melbourne and Hong Kong. Clients have included business leaders, corporates, small to medium business owners, entrepreneurs, long-term unemployed, pilots at various stages of their career, people returning to work or ‘transition’ between life stages.

As a registered Psychologist in Australia and Hong Kong, Karen abides by the code of professional ethics established by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and Hong Kong Psychological Society (HKPS).


Openly talk about events, thoughts or feelings that are impacting on stress levels.   Gain clarity and consider perspectives or ways of thinking that are constructive.   Set clear and realistic goals for change.   Bring awareness to emotions, feelings, thoughts, and behaviours that are not workable or helpful with the view to facilitate change.   Values Clarification – Make informed and considered choices aligned with core values.   Learn tactics and tips to facilitate helpful coping strategies.


Karen Works with Clients Who Present with Some of the Following:

  • Repetitive and maladaptive behaviours
  • Fear of failure
  • Feeling worried, overwhelmed or anxious
  • Anger/mood management
  • Feeling exhausted, tired and less capable to keep up with daily tasks
  • Improving the ability to manage emotions
  • Challenging relationships/ interpersonal conflict
  • Low level of confidence/esteem
  • Difficulties saying ‘no’ and a desire to speak up or be more assertive
  • Missing opportunities
  • Managing a healthy work/life balance
  • Transition and adjustment matters
  • Reduced motivation and/or job satisfaction
  • Feeling ‘stuck’ in a situation, relationship or job
  • Performance anxiety
  • Job loss, career guidance or career change


How Do Counselling Sessions Work?

Karen’s counselling sessions are client-centric and tailored according to an individual’s presenting concerns, needs and goals.


Treatment plans draw upon various evidence-based research and therapeutic models including:

  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Schematic Therapy
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Applied Neuroscience.


Karen partners with clients to…
Facilitate insight and self-awareness
Develop more constructive and workable thinking patterns and coping skills
Regulate and manage emotions
Boost feelings of overall wellbeing

Interventions can include:

  • Biographical enquiry
  • Values-based goal setting
  • Creating daily structures
  • Psych-education
  • Cognitive Diffusion
  • Conflict resolution
  • Emotional episode journals
  • Behavioural exposure exercises
  • Review of lifestyle habits
  • Reflection exercises
  • Assertiveness skills training
  • Building emotional awareness
  • Values clarification
  • Time management
  • Emotional management/regulation tactics


How Do I Get Started?

To book an initial session, please contact Karen at (852) 9474-7581 or email

Karen will be in touch for a confidential discussion to further understand your goals and needs before setting a time to meet in person.



Karen meets with clients at rooms in Central and is currently searching for a space in Discovery Bay.

She is willing to meet with clients at their workplaces.