My name is Karin and welcome to my page.
I just wanted to share a bit of info about myself and my work. I am located in Canberra, Australia but originally, I grew up in Switzerland. As life presents us with many unexpected twists and turns, after travelling in my early 20s, Canberra turned out to be home for myself and my family now.
My story and work
I came to counselling through a personal challenge when I lost my very first pregnancy to a miscarriage. The pregnancy was unexpected and the loss even more so. I was stunned by the depth of my grief and felt incredibly lost. To me, my whole world just ended but around me, life went on as if nothing happened.
This was my first conscious encounter with suffering in silence. As my healing journey continued, I learned that many women have gone through the same loss and dealing with it silently.
As I started studying counselling and kept going with my life and own healing, I repeatedly came across this invisible but powerful pressure for people to hide their suffering. Unsurprisingly, suffering silently is widespread and isn’t restricted to pregnancy loss. Anyone dealing with mental health issues, chronic illness, disability, grief, exhaustion, surviving domestic abuse and anything else that is considered ‘other’ knows all too well how hard it is to be pressured into silence.
It is my mission to help people find their voice again and become comfortable with their story. There is so much healing and power in our stories to be found if only we allowed ourselves to access it.
I am passionate about helping you to unlearn unhelpful cultural conditioning and entrenched beliefs and become comfortable with who you truly are and move forward with your life in any way you see fit. I believe that we deserve less shame and more healing and nurturing in our lives.
Our challenges come in many forms and so does healing. While bookings for 1:1 counselling sessions are currently on hold, there are other ways for us to work together.
I invite you to join me at The Healing Haven, a safe place for you to rest, retreat to, and nurture yourself. The Healing Haven is where we get to chat about healing, shame, guilt, empowerment, claiming our space and everything else in between. If that sounds like the place for you, I would love for you to join us here. The Healing Haven, just like any other space I work in, is lgbtqia+ friendly and neuro-affirming.
Alternatively, have a look at my books here or my Udemy course here.
I hope you will find something to your liking and helpful for your healing journey.