Karen Barnett
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

Karen is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with over 15 years experience working in public and private mental health settings.
She provides individual and family counselling using a mindfulness based approach; prioritising safety and inclusivity for all in her sessions.  
Interweaving psychodynamic principles and deep listening; she aims to empower her clients to trust their inner wisdom while learning and implementing evidence based psychological, emotional, and
behavioural skills. 
 
Karen is trained and proficient in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, and Process Oriented approaches. 
 
Karen has a special interest in trauma recovery, perinatal anxiety and depression, attachment and relational issues, parenting challenges, and body image disorders. 
 
Taking referrals for clients aged 16 years +.
Karen also offers professional supervision for social workers and allied health professionals working in Mental Health settings. 
 
Alongside private practice, Karen is a Social Work Educator at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.
 
Karen works at Flourish Health Group on Saturday mornings and can be contacted via email on karen@kambiri.org or mobile 0437 859 490 for further enquiries.