Counselling

Counselling

 Training

Training

 Coaching

Coaching

Counselling

My aim is to walk with you through a portion of your journey, and help you to learn the skills to manage your difficult thoughts and feelings, and take steps toward creating the life you want for yourself.

Training

I am trained in a the use of a range of psychoeducation tools relevant to various issues, and opt for group training sessions in all cases where a group setting is the most appropriate mode of learning and skilling.

Coaching

There’s real work involved in positioning yourself to seize the day, and that’s where a coach comes in – to help you stretch yourself to achieve more than you thought was possible.

2019: my year of research

Please note: throughout 2019 I will not be available to take on new counselling or coaching clients, or to deliver training.

I am taking a hiatus this year to concentrate on trauma research at Phoenix Australia – Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, the Australian centre for excellence in trauma research at the University of Melbourne.

My current work makes use of my clinical and research skills as well as my experience in training and policy development to further develop the evidence base in the field of trauma, and translate research findings into policy, best practice guidelines, and the development of training programs for organisations at high risk of exposure to trauma or vicarious trauma.

My passion at present is for identifying transdiagnostic risk factors that lead to bigger picture psychosocial problems such as family violence. My aim is to identify and implement a circuit-breaker that will lead to bigger picture change.

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Hello, I’m Kari McGregor

Counsellor | Personal Development Coach | Mental Wellbeing Training

I’m a registered psychotherapist and educator with a person-centred approach that assumes you are the expert in your own life. My process involves enhancing your existing skills-set so you can better handle the curveballs life throws at you while moving toward your own life goals. My focus is on enhancing your resilience and flexibility to help you prepare for the life you want for yourself.

While many of my clients come to me for upskilling and resilience building, my background as a therapist has been largely at the coalface of mental health. The majority of my work has been for the NGO sector, first as a trauma therapist, working with individuals who have experienced recent trauma or are affected by past trauma, and later as a grief counsellor primarily for individuals bereaved through suicide. I have advanced training in skills for psychological recovery to assist with processing traumatic events and residual trauma, and have also completed intensive training in suicide prevention, intervention, and bereavement therapy work.

It is important to me that your therapy goes at a pace you feel comfortable with, addressing goals you set for yourself. Sensitivity and discretion are paramount in providing a safe and reassuring space in which you can do the hard work of self-development and/or healing.

If you are interested in understanding more about counselling as a mental health profession, please visit the Australian Counselling Association website, and feel free to check out my professional profile. When looking for a counsellor, you should always ensure they are properly registered with an industry peak body that holds them professionally, ethically, and legally accountable for their work.

Please note: throughout 2019 I will not be available to take on new counselling or coaching clients, or to deliver training.

I am taking a hiatus this year to concentrate on trauma research at Phoenix Australia – Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, the Australian centre for excellence in trauma research at the University of Melbourne.

kari@kari-mcgregor.com

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Open Book

My life is an open book. Therapists expect our clients to tell us their story, often without giving much away about our own lives. I think it’s only fair I offer up some fragments of my own story for anyone who’s interested. I often find clients seek out a therapist who they think will understand and empathise, and look for shared experience in their backgrounds to help them make their decision. So here are a few pages of my open book…