Karen Freedman has over 20 years’ experience working extensively with people in senior, expert and leadership positions in the health, community and education sectors locally, nationally and internationally. She has worked with many different people in many different ways as a public health practitioner, researcher and evaluator, counselor, policy analyst, and in workforce development.
Karen attended the Australian National University completing a BA in Philosophy and the Social Sciences winning the Quentin Gibson Memorial Prize for Philosophy. She also has a Master of Science in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, along with a Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Australian College of Applied Psychology.
Karen is a certified coach with the Life Coaching Institute of Australia and member of the International Coaching Federation and Australian Counselling Association.
"Karen works with individuals experiencing major life transitions, looking to enhance their career and job performance, wanting to improving their health and wellness along with creative potential for change."
Australian College of Applied Psychology
Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2013- 2016.
Areas studied included: Constructivist therapies, psychodynamic therapies, person centered approaches, strengths based approaches, trauma and grief, mental health counseling, counseling in diversity.
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London
Master of Science (MSc), Public Health 2002 – 2008
Areas studied included: Public health systems analysis, environmental health, health economics, poverty alleviation, community development, health performance and evaluation, research design, management and analysis.
The Australian National University
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Philosophy, H1 1983 – 1988
Graduated with First Class Honours with a Double major in Philosophy, majors and sub-majors in Psychology and Sociology.
Certifications and Associations
Certification IV Life Coaching Institute of Australia, License LCGNC14282
Member of the International Coach Federation
Licensed Motivational and Individual Team Practitioner, Motivational Maps, UK
Accredited Neuro - Linguistic Practitioner, Institute of Neuro-Semantics Australia
Accredited Resilience Practitioner – Predictive 6-Factor Resilience Scale, Talent Tools
Accredited Extended DISC Practitioner, Talent Tools
Member of Australian Counselling Association