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Karen Macken

Karen Macken

Trainee Psychotherapist

Qualification: IACP M13605

Location: Cork

Face to Face


Gestalt Therapy , Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy , Person-Centred Therapy , Mindfulness

type of services:

Working with:

Individual Session

Age From:


About me:

Approach: Integrative and person centred

Karen has an extensive career helping people within the healthcare setting. She has a keen interest in supporting those struggling with mental health issues. Karen has a degree in psychology and is in her final year of the B.A. (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy at Cork Institute of Technology. This course is approved by the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP), of which Karen is a student member. She has also completed the safeTALK course and the ASIST course to become a suicide-alert helper.

Karen uses a person-centred and integrated approach in her work, creating a safe, and trusting space for her clients to explore their difficulties. Being non-judgmental, empathic and present to her clients is her core value, supporting development of a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients. Karen uses bodywork and meditation to help clients on their healing journey.
Karen integrates Person Centred Approach, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis (TA), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and compassion focussed mindfulness.

Karen Macken works with adults seeking help with:

Mental wellbeing
Personal development
Grief and loss
Emotional overwhelm
Panic attacks
Identity crisis / life stage existential crisis
Living with a medical condition
Eating disorders
Self care
Low self esteem
Stress and work/ life balance






Chronic Illness


Eating Disorder


Personal Development

Self Care




Work Issues, Work/Life balance