Karen Towers

Counsellor, MA, PACFA

Verified by Psychology Today
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(02) 6189 2981 Website

Karen Towers

Counsellor, MA, PACFA

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Towers Counselling
50 Crown Street
Suite 3
Wollongong, NSW 2500
(02) 6189 2981
Offers online therapy
Website
Karen Towers currently has a waitlist for new clients.

About

Towers Counselling is a creative & personal service for all ages. I have over 30 years of experience with children and teenagers. I'm now a counsellor & psychotherapist with 12 years of experience in working with carers, in an alcohol and drug service, with clients referred through centrelink and in EAP counselling. I currently work in private practice. Clients under the NDIS scheme who are self and plan-managed are able to access sessions. Art Therapy & Walk and Talk Therapy can make up part of an hourly session, every week or fortnight. I am also a Victims Services counsellor, ready to assist with moving on from trauma.
Sessions can be booked in Crown Street, where a kitchen for art therapy with children is available! Other activities include board games, role play, writing stories and play therapy. Making children feel welcome is the first step towards understanding their feelings. Counselling is "disguised" with fun activities, so that children will want to return.
Children & teenagers 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. NDIS clients can engage in Art/Fabric Therapy.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $90 - $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Bank transfer, Cash, Electronic Funds Transfer, Mastercard, Visa

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 12 Years
  • Membership: Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia / Clinical Member
  • Training: Masters of Counselling & Psychotherapy / 2017

Additional Credentials

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

Location

Towers Counselling
50 Crown Street
Suite 3
Wollongong, NSW 2500
(02) 6189 2981
Offers online therapy
Website
Specialties
  • Child
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Career Guidance
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Pacific Islander
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Fabric/Art Therapy for all ages
  • 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
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 10 Jun 2022
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Karen Towers

Counsellor, MA, PACFA