About The Therapist

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Let me introduce myself. My name is Karen, and I'm a Holistic Therapist with a healing room in Queens Road, Tunbridge Wells, UK. I also have a long string of letters after my name, the most important of which is probably the MICHM - this means that I am a member of the International College of Holistic Medicine. I'm also a full professional member of the National Hypnotherapy Society.

So what's unique about what I can offer you? Perhaps there's something in my history that resonates with you?

I was married for 11 years to a lovely man who slowly, through a combination of life circumstances, sank deeper and deeper into what is currently diagnosed as bipolar disorder, with a side serving of a number of other mental and physical health challenges. I loved that man for a lot of years, and when the marriage broke down, I was lucky enough to find another very loving relationship - which also broke down.

Knowing these men as I did, I knew I couldn't resort to the traditional coping strategies of blaming the other party or dismissing them as unpleasant people. So I had to find out what had REALLY gone wrong. That's when I started investigating what makes people tick and how they can heal. I undertook a GCSE in Psychology, as well as several courses in holistic therapies, and I've gone from strength to strength since then. Parallel to this has been my own spiritual development, and the realisations and experiences this has entailed often inform and enhance the therapeutic work I can do with my clients.

I've been practising as a holistic therapist since 2005, when I gained my Reiki I and II certificates, and have been steadily accumulating more qualifications since then, so that I have as many tools in my kit as possible to enable me to help my clients with whatever they may come to see me about.

I've also been helping friends and family with a variety of issues - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual - for many years, usually with some considerable success. I also have qualifications in a number of therapy modalities (see list on left of screen), and there's almost certainly one or more that can help you.

So watch this space, as I am always studying for something! This is partly so that I have more therapies available to help my clients, and partly because I am endlessly curious, about life, the universe and everything, and particularly the ways in which people can be healed, lift their energies, and generally make their lives happier and more comfortable. And when I'm not actively studying for a qualification, I'm sure to be reading something on a related subject, to keep my knowledge up to date with the latest thinking.

I've done a lot of work on myself, so I can talk with some authority on a number of the suggestions I make to my clients, not just from an academic viewpoint, but also from personal experience. I'm always working to be the best I can be at this moment, so I'm constantly learning more about what works and what doesn't.

I'm also always busy with creative projects. I have a novel of past lives available on Amazon - Healing the Wounds - in both paperback and Kindle versions, and I'm working on the seque, Claiming the Pearls, in my spare time. I also plan to put some of my short stories together and publish them on Amazon when I have the time, and I have a crime novel starring a psychic osteo-archaeologist to finish, with ideas for a number of sequels.

Equally important to me is my creative work making jewellery. Mainly fashioned from crystals, which can be imbued with Reiki energy for my clients, they are not only objects of beauty but also able to help with clients' healing when used as part of a crystal healing programme.

Last, but not least, comes my interest in photography. My partner and I regularly get out into the wildlife reserves and natural surroundings in search of images of animals, birds and insects to offer for sale on our website, TN4Productions.co.uk, and this offers us not only the opportunity to make a little money from our hobby, but also to get out into nature on a fairly regular basis. Research is showing more and more that a connection with nature is good for our mental health and wellbeing, and to spot a favourite creature and bring home great images of it is one of the joys of my life.