Wellbeing, Counselling & Education services
About Karen Keavy
Karen Keavy is an educator, counsellor and children’s author who specialises in wellbeing.
Because of her background in education, Karen is able to help children with social, emotional and learning difficulties associated with trauma and with developing tools to navigate their way through life’s challenges.
Karen’s early career was in marketing where she worked for regional television network GTS/BKN Channel 4 as an on-air presenter and later, as Station Publicist with the Channel 10 network. The following ten years of her career were spent in various marketing roles within the South Australian Government and private sector.
Karen furthered her education by obtaining an Arts degree majoring in Philosophy and Sociology with Deakin University and soon after, was awarded a scholarship to teach English to primary and secondary students in Japan.
On her return to Australia, and committed to helping children, she commenced a post-graduate degree in Education with the University of South Australia.
Karen spent the next fifteen years teaching primary school children in the Catholic and public education systems. Recognising a need for children in the area of social and emotional support, she gained a Diploma in Counselling and commenced her private practice shortly after.
Karen lives in Adelaide, South Australia.
Get your copy of "Angel"
Karen’s first book, “Angel”, is a children’s picture book about a young girl’s experience of intra-familial sexual abuse. The book was launched in June 2019 by the Attorney General of South Australia, the Hon Vickie Chapman MP.
Whilst Angel has been written for children, the book is equally helpful to adult survivors healing from sexual abuse.
For further information regarding “Angel”, book sales and helpful information regarding about how to educate your child about sexual abuse, please go to Angel’s Facebook page.
Presentations & workshops
Karen is available for speaking engagements regarding healing from the adverse effects of sexual abuse and trauma.
Her “Empower Me” program, a wellbeing program specifically targeted at survivors of abuse and trauma, is available for organisations and schools upon request.
Currently, Karen is writing programs to be delivered to primary and secondary school teachers and students regarding different types of abuse, the effects of sexual abuse and the importance of disclosure and seeking professional help.
What would it be like to live your best life?
For so many who have experienced adverse childhood experiences including abuse and trauma, living their best life is badly distorted due to the effects of the abuse they’ve experienced. This is where Karen can help. She can provide you with the tools to help gain control back of your life and move forward with ease and confidence.
Karen is a skilled practitioner in a number of therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Art Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Positive Psychology strategies.
On Wednesday, 12 June 2019, “Angel” was launched by the South Australian Attorney General, the Hon Vickie Chapman MP.