According to the World Health Organization, burnout is now categorized as a “syndrome” that results from “chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed”. It’s characterized by three dimensions: feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion, increased mental distance from one’s job or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job, and reduced professional efficacy (World Health Organization, 2019).


Individualised Counselling and Support for Professional and Executives seeking to a confidential space to decompress, set goals and develop a sense of agency to engage in self care,  set goals and engage in renewed patterns aimed at optimising their overall sense of wellbeing – sessions can be either privately engaged or via corporate sponsorship programme

Karen works with ambitious professionals experiencing accumulative and compounding work related and personal stressors, and often bring high expectations of themselves, noticing symptoms of burnout including exhaustion and overwhelm, and aspire to optimise boundaries, energy, relationships and self care.

Karen’s counselling sessions are client-centric and tailored according to an individual’s presenting concerns, needs and goals. She  tailors her approach to blend research and interventions from an attachment model, developmental psychology, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural therapies (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) approaches.


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.


Some typical presenting issues and concerns:

  • Can’t switch off
  • Fear of failure
  • Preoccupied and entangled with work related matters
  • Feeling ‘stuck’
  • Feeling exhausted and less capable to keep up with daily tasks
  • Low level of confidence/esteem
  • Challenging relationships/ interpersonal conflict
  • Missing opportunities
  • Saying ‘yes’ when I mean ‘no’ 
  • A desire to speak up and be heard
  • Boundary management
  • Transition and adjustment
  • Feeling less engaged and satisfied at work 
  • Strained relations at work and/or home
  • Performance anxiety
  • Job loss



Karen partners with clients to…
Facilitate insight and self-awareness
Develop more constructive and workable thinking patterns and coping skills
Make more considered and values inspired decisions
Boost feelings of overall agency, empowerment and wellbeing

Interventions can include:

  • Biographical enquiry
  • Cogntiive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Psych-education
  • Cognitive Diffusion
  • Conflict resolution
  • Emotional episode journals
  • Behavioural exposure exercises
  • Review of lifestyle habits and creating daily structures
  • Reflection exercises
  • Assertiveness skills training
  • Building emotional awareness
  • Values clarification
  • Time management
  • Values-based goal setting


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.