About The Therapist
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 have a long string of letters after my name and I'm a member of the National Hypnotherapy Society.
So what can I offer you? Perhaps there's something in my history that resonates with you.
I was married for 11 years to a lovely man who, through a number of life events, sank into what is currently diagnosed as bipolar disorder, with a side serving of other mental and physical health challenges. I loved him 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 them or dismissing them as nasty 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 took a GCSE in Psychology, and courses in several holistic therapies, and then decided to use these to help others. Parallel to this has been my own spiritual development, and the realisations and experiences that have come through this can enhance my therapeutic work.
I've been practising as a holistic therapist since 2004, when I gained my first certificates, and have accumulated many more qualifications since, so I have as many tools in my kit as possible to help my clients. I've also helped friends and family with issues that are physical, mental, emotional and spiritual for many years.
I am always studying for something! I am endlessly curious, about life, the universe and everything, and particularly the ways in which people can heal, lift their energies, and make their lives happier and more comfortable. And when I'm not actively studying for a qualification, I'm reading something on a related subject, to keep my knowledge up to date and expanding.
As I've done a lot of work on myself, I can make suggestions not just from an academic viewpoint, but from personal experience. I'm always working to be the best I can be, so I'm constantly learning 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. I also have a spiritual novel, written with a friend in America, called Journey to the Other Side and Back Again - Volume 1, and several short collections of short stories, not all of which are spiritual in nature.
Equally important to me is making jewellery. Mainly fashioned from crystals, which can be imbued with Reiki energy for my clients, they are not only objects of beauty but can help with your healing, especially when used to enhance therapeutic work.
Then comes my interest in photography. My partner, Rick, and I like to go wildlife reserves and natural settings in search of images of animals, birds and insects to offer for sale on our website, TN4Productions.co.uk. 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. Even looking at an image of the natural world can bring benefits for your well-being!