Karen Towers

Counsellor, MA, PACFA

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Karen Towers, MA, Counsellor in Wollongong
(02) 6189 2981 Website

Karen Towers

Counsellor, MA, PACFA


Location

Towers Counselling
81 Market Street
1/81 Market Street
Wollongong, New South Wales 2500
(02) 6189 2981
Other Location +

Additional Location

Towers Counselling
15 Short Street
Corrimal Library
Corrimal, New South Wales 2518
(02) 6189 2981

Towers Counselling is a service for children, teenagers, adults and families in the Illawarra and Campbelltown, NSW. I have over 30 years of experience with children and teenagers. I'm now a counsellor/psychotherapist with 9 years of experience in working with carers, in an alcohol and drug service, with clients referred through centrelink, and in private practice. Self-funded and agency funded clients are able to access sessions under the NDIS scheme. My focus is on assisting clients towards an improved understanding of themselves, and their relationship with others.

Sessions can be booked in Corrimal, Market St. (Wollongong) & Campbelltown. Alternate locations are possible, depending on the client's needs and their own preferences. Walk and Talk therapy, café sessions, online counselling and phone counselling are all available through this service. Modalities are matched to the client's needs, in/out of office space.

Children enjoy making things, as sitting still for an hour is difficult! Fabric Therapy is an expressive therapy and a unique approach offered by Towers Counselling. It is similar to art therapy in that fabric can be used in different ways to express emotions and support positive foundations. Teenage clients can make something unusual, like a doll-plant.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 9 Years
  • Membership: Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia - Clinical Member
  • Training: Masters of Counselling & Psychotherapy - 2017

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $80 - $100
Pay By: Bank transfer, Cash, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Additional Credentials

  • Degree / Diploma: Australian College of Applied Psychology - Graduate Diploma of Counsellin - 2013

Location

Towers Counselling
81 Market Street
1/81 Market Street
Wollongong, New South Wales 2500
(02) 6189 2981
Other Location +

Additional Location

Towers Counselling
15 Short Street
Corrimal Library
Corrimal, New South Wales 2518
(02) 6189 2981
Specialties
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Guidance
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Indian
Age
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Fabric Therapy for children and teenagers
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centred
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group
Video/Skype
  • Online Counselling

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2019
Karen Towers, MA, Counsellor in Wollongong

Karen Towers

Counsellor, MA, PACFA