Education, Wellbeing & Counselling

About Karen Keavy

Karen Keavy is an educator, counsellor and author who specialises in helping children and adults recover from the adverse effects of various forms of abuse and neglect.  Her private practice in Adelaide offers both private counselling and group work.

Karen is a passionate advocate for the delivery of consistent and contemporary Protective Behaviours and Sex Education in educational settings and has written her own program, Empowered Me! designed for students in the Early Years.  The strength-based program is a fresh, new approach to Protective Behaviours based on empowerment. 

Karen is active in the area of assisting adult survivors of child sexual abuse and has worked closely with the “No Laughing Matter” series of podcasts.  As such, she regularly speaks to the media and various organisations regarding the impact of trauma and abuse.

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 of child sexual abuse and intra-familial 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, group work and Professional Development sessions for educators.  

Her Empowered Me! wellbeing program for Primary school students is currently available to educators as a Professional Development session or alternatively, Karen can deliver the program in classrooms.  

Empowered Me! aligns with The Australian Curriculum, EYLF and in South Australia, the KS:CPC and provides educators with an easy to follow plan that links other learning area including English, Mathematics, Health & Physical Education and wellbeing.


What would it be like to live your best life? 

For many who have experienced adverse childhood experiences including various forms of abuse and neglect, living their best life can be challenging.    

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, Positive Psychology principles and mindfulness and meditation practices. 

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