“With my neuroscience training and my corporate experience, focusing on workplace wellbeing feels like a natural fit. People often think you have to have extreme mental health needs to get support, but workplaces are great places to teach psychologically healthy practices, as people are usually doing well but could benefit from a few tweaks.
“I love being able to give people something practical they can use every day.”
Karen draws on her corporate experience – and her life experience – often during her one-on-one sessions and her workshop facilitation. “Increasingly, I’m talking about self-compassion. So many high-achieving people are perfectionists so could benefit from learning to give themselves a break. I know exactly what that’s like.”
Most of Karen’s experience has been within organisational psychology , with some time spent at a specialist clinical service for people with anxiety issues. Thus, anxiety, and particularly anxiety around organisational change, is a specialty.