Karen is an experienced public speaker, workshop leader, instructor and published author. She is a dual Canadian/British citizen who grew up in Southern Ontario, Canada, got her B.A., trained as a teacher and taught school in Toronto. She moved to Calgary, Alberta, returned to University and in 1991 became a chartered clinical psychologist counselling individuals and couples. In 1995 she moved to England. For eleven years, she taught graduate level business students, corporate executives, and worked as a freelance management consultant with projects across Western Europe, the Middle East and Far East. She now lives in Calgary, Alberta.
She loves to travel – in addition to work assignments that took her to many countries, her desire to broaden her outlook on life and the world also led her to Morocco, Nigeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, the Czech Republic, Peru, and South Korea.
Karen has authored two books, Consulting into the Future, 2002, and The Full Catastrophe, 2016, a memoir of her two marriages, widowhood, Jungian analysis, healing and learning to live again after trauma. She has also authored articles that range from psychology and management topics, journalistic articles and history.
In addition to writing, her interests now are teaching memoir writing, upscale abuse and what keeps women in abusive situations. She is also on the Board of The Alexandra Writers' Centre, Calgary Alberta.
Karen teaches memoir courses for people who have difficult stories to tell, at the Alexandra Writers Centre in Calgary. www.alexandrawriters.org/what-we-offer/courses/