Counselling

Crew life on a yacht can be stressful, exhausting and isolating.

Karine comes with a wealth of clinical experience having worked in correctional facilities across Australia. Karine is adept in dealing with distressing events, workplace issues and other personal problems or challenges. Counselling is provided online through video call thereby giving you the accessibility and flexibility that you need. 

Karine uses a combination of therapeutic approaches, including:

  • cognitive behavioural therapy
  • solution-focused therapy
  • person-centred therapy
  • positive psychology

Counselling is helpful in addressing the following issues:

  • Burnout
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Grief 
  • Relationships
  • AOD (alcohol and drug counselling)
  • Trauma 
  • Stress
  • Sexual Harassment/assault
  • self-worth and self-esteem issues

€120 for a 1hr session

How we connect

I use an awesome tool called Zoom for all of my sessions. Once you schedule in a spot, I will send you an email with a Zoom link.

If this is your first time using Zoom, you will be prompted to either download the application on your computer or if you are using a mobile phone, you will install an app. Once the application is installed, simply go back to the email and click the call link again. Voila! We will be ready to go!

If you are feeling unsure whether counselling is what you need please book your free 20 min discovery call by clicking on the button below:

There is a 15% discount available for a bulk purchase of 6 sessions.

I had the absolute privilege of working alongside Karine in a therapeutic capacity. She is incredibly dedicated, passionate and motivated to implement change. Karine has a wealth of knowledge in leadership and group facilitation and shows empathy for her clients with a strong level of professionalism.

Carli Rothschild

Human Resource Manager

Karine is passionate and dedicated. She has a strong clinical intuition grounded in a solid theoretical understanding of human nature and grasp of therapeutic modalities. She is kind, compassionate and professional even in challenging situations.

Justine Mrkusic

Clinical Psychologist

Karine is an extremely passionate individual with exceptional group facilitating and counselling skills. She is an individual who has truly mastered the art of counselling. She has been a fantastic mentor with a wealth of knowledge, expertise, professionalism and has so much to offer. Karine’s down to earth personality, her compassionate nature, kindness and genuineness highly contributes to her effectiveness in her work. Her passion and dedication is clearly evident in everything that she does. Her work was not only greatly appreciated by the people with whom she worked but also by her clients.

Demet Oksuz

Psychologist

When I found myself back in yachting after a long and unplanned break, I knew that finding consistent support would be my number one priority in helping to manage my mental health and relationships on board. A few months down the line and a busy season nearing the end, it has been by far the best investment I have ever made in myself and my future. Karine is unique in having experienced life on board, with heightened emotions of living in close quarters for long periods of time, as well as having dealt with the eclectic bunch of people that make up your crew; making explaining day to day frustrations that much easier, which is something I didn’t know I needed. Together we have focused on my core values, setting personal boundaries, accepting feedback (the good and bad) all which has made a monumental difference in my working relationships, self-confidence and overall personal life. Karines support and guidance has played the most significant role in my success this season and I cannot thank her enough for the incredible time and effort she puts into everything she does. I feel valued and appreciated as a person, which in turn leaves me forever grateful. I am proud of what we’ve achieved so far, and I look forward to what’s ahead. I can only hope more crew take the time to invest in themselves as there is no one more important than yourself. Thank you Karine.

 

Holly

Bosun

I started counselling sessions with Karine a few months ago. I originally approached her for the leadership course, as I felt the need to further develop my skill-set in this area. However, during the 20 min complimentary session where I described my current situation and my goals, Karine recognised the need for me to work on my self-confidence and overcoming my feeling of anxiety that I was experiencing at the time.

I am very happy that she picked up on this, as I think it was very important for me to overcome my personal challenges before I engaged in professional development. 

I purchased 6 Counselling sessions and it was one of the most satisfying investments of my life. 

I have had counselling sessions before, but they were not even close to delivering the results that I got out of my counselling sessions with Karine. 

Over the course of a few sessions we worked on increasing my sense of self-worth, that was unfortunately affected as a result of unpleasant experiences that occurred within my yachting career. After the sessions, Karine gave me “homework” to do, and it was really great to learn more about myself and reflect on topics that I would rarely address myself.  I’ve read books on self-awareness and emotional intelligence before, but as any study, it is worth nothing without practice. So Karine showed me how I can use this knowledge and practice it in everyday life. I cannot thank her enough for that, for not just giving me what I’ve asked for, but recognising and offering me what I really NEEDED more than anything at that time!

As a result of working with Karine, my self-worth and confidence are now back along with a deeper understanding of myself and a clear vision of where I want to go next. In addition, counselling also helped me recognised valuable qualities in myself that I previously never took notice of before.

Working with Karine been a pleasure and I would recommend her services to anyone who seeks self-development, she goes far beyond her professional responsibilities to help and that is a rare find. I am so happy that I found her, and will continue to use her services in the future. In fact, I’ve just started to work on the Core leadership Module of the Career Leadership Mastermind program, and it is very promising. I feel that I have a “strong shoulder” to lean on in challenging situations and I cannot describe how great this feeling is.

Thank you!

Tanya

Chief Stew

Before I engaged in my sessions with Karine I was feeling so lost, confused and frustrated with a lot of aspects of my life I experienced extreme lows, bursts of anger and couldn’t control my alcohol consumption which leads to disruptions in my closest relationships. I feel life should be great as it is, and I couldn’t understand why these episodes were happening.

I chose this specific service because I felt she had the experience having worked in the yachting industry that she would 100% understand the absurd situations that arose onboard the yachts I’d been working on and those associated triggers. Karine and I had interacted on social media and I really felt a special warmth from her which made me feel so assured that she would be the person to help me. 

I feel Karine helped me understand why I behave in certain ways and she taught me how to control each of these behavioral issues. I have found that each topic we covered together I can now understand and when there are triggers I have learned how to negotiate each one and control it. I feel so much happier on a day to day basis and when I have a low day or a trigger occurs I can deal with it. That itself feels so great.

My alcohol consumption has dropped dramatically which has resulted in more exercise, a healthier diet, and a clearer head. The communication between myself and my husband is so much better and we both feel happier with me having sought help from Karine.

The biggest takeaway from working with Karine was understanding and controlling my emotional behavior and developing my communication skills. Self-care and self-awareness are skills she really encouraged and I really feel a huge benefit from. I really feel like I’ve changed the way I look at life and that you can really feel happy and fulfilled with the right support and that it’s totally ok to seek guidance.

I loved working with Karine she’s so Incredibly caring, understanding, uplifting, nurturing and all-round beautiful soul.

I honestly don’t think there’s anything else you could do apart from keeping up the Instagram posts! I love your continued support, care and interest in my life. I feel eternally grateful that I came to you and I know at any moment I could come back to you for any difficult obstacles that might arise. It’s a lovely feeling knowing someone is there for you.

Sally

Chef

Counselling

I purchased 3 counseling sessions with Karine because I was needing to connect with someone who could listen/understand fully what has been going on in my life without any judgements… 

I was needing & craving to express through words all my repressed feelings -emotions and unfortunately I was not able to do this with anyone around me.

Each session we ease into each subject and/or whatever it rise at that given moment and we observed the situation, talked about it and found tools to improve it or cope with it.

After the session, it was easier for me to reflect and accept whatever I was feeling without beating myself up about it. 

Working with Karine was easy, fun and really introspective, you can feel her passion for helping others is honest and comes from a place of care/love.

Sam

Chief Stew

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