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Karen | Counsellor and ICEEFT Certified Emotionally Focused Couples' Therapist

Counsellor and ICEEFT Certified Emotionally Focused Couples' Therapist - Palmerston North - Karen
Counselling Palmerston North
Pitama Rd, Awapuni
4412 Palmerston North
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Counselling Palmerston North



Thank you for considering me to work with you. I am passionate about working with couples, respecting the uniqueness of each person and each relationship.

I work collaboratively in a safe non-judgmental way in a calm environment.

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) fits so well with my sense of self, which enables me to practice in an authentic way. I love that EFT is supported by research which I hope provides you with the confidence to take this step.

I continue to offer weekly couples counselling alongside Couples' Intensives

NEW for 2024 Couples’ Intensives

Are you wanting to strengthen, repair and/or continue to grow your relationship, but feel a bit stuck? Do you feel you are going around in circles? Are you unable to commit to regular weekly/fortnightly counselling sessions?

A Couples’ Intensive just may be the avenue for you…

What does a Couples Intensive involve?

Essentially it is attending counselling over a 3-day period (10-12 hours) with the therapists focusing solely on your relationship. There is a structure with adequate breaks and with this style of working there is a degree of flexibility which means we can stay with the flow of the work. Its a more organic way of working.

Couples’ intensives require a few prerequisites prior to the counselling work including a

·       20-minute consultation over zoom (this is free)

(This is to ensure we are the right fit for each other and that a couples’ intensive is the right fit for your relationship).

·       Prerequisite to complete reading (listening) to Hold Me Tight by Sue Johnson

·       Completion of assessment forms

·       Completion of agreements.

There is a financial commitment for a couples’ intensive which is a set fee, recognising that the therapist sees only you during the intensive. As such, your relationship remains the sole priority during this time.

Any further planning and follow-ups and/or recommendations will be discussed during the intensive..

Although this is a new offering from Karen, couples’ intensives have been offered by other EFT therapists over time and have received good feedback. One such group likens a 3-day intensive to 3 months of therapy.

If you and your partner feel this might be a good fit for you, please contact Karen to discuss.


Karen is a ICEEFT Certified Emotionally Focused Couples’ Therapist who is passionate about working with couples

For further information please click on the link below.
I am a member of ICEEFT and NZCEFT

I respond to enquiries during my business hours (Mon - Weds)


About me

Just a little about me
I was born in England and emigrated with my family from the UK in 2005. I live and work in Palmerston North enjoying the sights and sounds of nature. Part of looking after me is to take the opportunity to enjoy the beauty around me from leisurely walks along the river or strolling along local beaches, to travelling a bit further afield. My family play a big part in my life and this has some bearing on my passion for relationships.


 I have held a Certificate in Counselling Skills for 20 years and completed the Graduate Diploma in Counselling Practice in 2015.


I'm MNZAC Registered with New Zealand Association of Counsellors.
I also provide professional supervision and had a PGCert health sciences (professional supervision)

Online therapy

I offer online counselling via Zoom.

Qualifications and registrations

  • Graduate Diploma in Counselling

  • Intenationally Certified Emotionally Focused Couples' Therapist


  • MNZAC Registered with NZAC

  • Emotionally Focused individual Therapy EFIT (level 1 & 2)

  • Emotionally Focused Family Therapy EFFT  (level 1 & 2)

  • PGCert Health Sciences (professional supervision)
  • Registered Nurse
  • Master in Nursing


I offer therapy in


Couples $200 + GST =  $230 

Couples counselling appts are 75 minutes in duration

Couples Intensives - contact Karen

 All fees are in New Zealand dollars


Availability (Opening hours)

Monday 8am-5.15pm
Tuesday 8am-5:15pm
Wednesday 8am -2.30pm
Thursday unavailable
Friday unavailable
Saturday unavailable
Sunday unavailable



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