Meet Karen Duncan
I am a Psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with people across the lifespan, including children. I work with clients on a broad range of issues, including self-development, anxiety, mental health, PTSD, anger, addiction, childhood trauma, work, study and school issues, sexuality and gender identity. I am committed to justice for our first nations people and for others who have experienced inequality.
I have extensive post-graduate training including a Diploma in Narrative Therapy, workshops on Brief and Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Trauma Informed Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Children’s Mental Health, and in working across cultures.
I have a special interest in working with the body-mind connection and holistic treatment approaches and run meditation, mindfulness and stress management groups. I also run other special interest groups including anxiety, anger, and Circle of Security parenting.
You will be able to claim the Medicare Rebate if you have been referred by your GP under a Mental Health Care Plan or on an EPC Care Plan. I am also a registered provider with Workers Compensation.
How can Lilypad help you?
We all need support at various times. Here are some of the common concerns that Lilypad can assist you with:
- Stress, worry, anxiety & panic attacks
- Low mood & depression
- Issues during childhood & adolescence
- Negative self-image
- Post-Natal Depression
- Perinatal Mental Health
- Relationship Issues
- Post Traumatic Stress
- Fears & Phobias
- Lack of self confidence or assertiveness
- Parenting Challenges
- Workplace/Career/Study Stress
- Illness & Physical Health
- Grief & Loss
- Adjusting to major life events
Lilypad offers a safe and professional space to reflect and explore issues in a nurturing, non-judgemental way. Your cultural background and values will always be respected.
Frequently Asked Questions
Each session lasts 50-55mins.
The number of sessions required will depend on your unique situation. Some issues may be resolved in only a few sessions, while others may require a series.
You don’t need a referral to book a session at Lilypad, unless you wish to claim a Medicare rebate.
Yes, if you have a GP referral / Mental Health Care Plan.
Depending on your provider and level of cover, you may be able to claim. However you can’t claim through Medicare and your health fund for the same session.
Payment is accepted at the time of consultation by cash, credit/debit card, or bank transfer.
You may choose to attend sessions alone, or with your partner, support person, child, or other person of your choosing.
Yes, Lilypad offers consultations via phone, Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime. These sessions still require prior booking.
Lilypad regularly runs Circle of Security, Tuning Into Kids, Peaceful Kids, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, and other groups on request. Please contact Lilypad for more information about groups.
Zoom groups for anxiety, relaxation, emotion regulation are coming soon. If you would like attend, please register your interest by emailing Karen. When the event information is finalised, you will be the first to know.
If you have any questions, or would like to book an appointment, please get in touch by phone or email. I look forward to hearing from you.