About Karen

I run a sole practice. My name is Karen Kennedy. I have over thirty years of clinical experience behind me. I have also appeared on 2GB’s Healthy Living Program, Channel 7’s Today Tonight, and in two major print magazines. I was the first therapist working in Camden.

My qualifications are-
BSocSc. GradDipCouns. Dip. Relationship Counselling.

I also continue to keep my skills current with ongoing education in very specific courses that I know enhance my work, both with couples and with individuals, with emphasis on relational issues, including intrapersonal and interpersonal relationship counselling, sex therapy, and helping heal after infidelity.

Recent and ongoing training I have undertaken includes-

RLT  – I am an RLT trained couples therapist – levels 1,2,3.

The Couples Institute – I am a Developmental Model trained relationship therapist.

The Relational Brain: The Neurobiology of Relational Life Therapy & How it Works to Rewire Your Brain – Terry Real and Jules Taylor Shore (2022)

Secret Sexual Lives and Betrayal Trauma: Repairing the Most Damaging Wounds to Intimacy – Gary Katz and Jennifer Acker

The Institute for Relational Intimacy‘s Assessing and Treating Sex Issues in Psychotherapy (ATSIP), including the 2020 and 2021 training courses

Dr. Joe Kort’s Male Sexuality: Implications for Therapy with Men, Women and Couples 

Terry Real’s Working With Unhealthy Self-Esteem in Men

Integrating Experiential Therapies – Dr Tori Olds

Mental Health Arcade’s 2020 Mental Health Super Summit

Neurobiology with Heart, Juliane Taylor Shore, Academy of Wisdom Therapy, 

The Neurobiology of Feeling Safe: Working with Boundaries Inside and Out: Level 1 & Level 2 – Jules Taylor Shore

Conscious Loving (Mindfulness) – Tara Brach

I am also a Positive Psychology trained Mindfulness practitioner. I utilise Mindfulness and CBT together as a therapeutic tool for couples as well as individuals.

Late sessions available Mon-Thurs at 6.30pm. Friday at 5.30pm.

**Please note that all sessions are currently (2024) via ZOOM.** Facetime is also available for clients who prefer that, but no face-to-face is available at this time, If Zoom makes you pause, with over 30 years of clinical practice behind me, I can read body language and understand the emotional temperature between my clients without needing to be in the same room as them. I hope that helps you feel more comfortable. 

Phone: 0416 665 165 

Because I’m busy it can be hard to get me when you ring. If you leave a voicemail, I will call you back when I am free.

If you prefer to email me then my email is below and I will respond when I am free, or my admin support will, but I don’t respond to texts from people who are not practice clients. 

email: macarthurrelationships@gmail.com