Hi there, I’m Kari, the owner-operator of Cairns Wellbeing – I’m so glad you stopped by! I hope to give you a chance to get to know me a little before you pick up the phone or drop me a line to book in for a chat…
I’ve lived in Cairns since mid-2015, after deciding on a tropical sea-change for the sake of my own wellbeing. Having moved to Australia from the UK in 2005, I’m amazed it took me so long to get up here! Cairns suits me because the warm, sunny weather encourages an outdoors lifestyle, which is great for motivating me to exercise and spend time in nature. And honestly, I love the heat – great excuse to slow life down a notch or two and focus on the things that really matter. And, of course, the warm, sunny locals with their laid-back approach to life are the icing on the cake.
I’m a registered counsellor with a professional and educational background in both psychology and teaching. Having kick-started my career with a psychology degree followed by roles in trauma counselling and case management, I took a 12-year detour into teaching, working with fascinating people from every corner of the world. After becoming an Australian citizen I came full-circle back to counselling, completing a Master of Counselling and further specialist training in various therapeutic modalities. People fascinate me, and there’s no privilege quite like the privilege of being trusted with someone’s complex inner world.
While I’m not on the couch, I like to spend my spare time walking, running, reading, writing, cooking for eager tummies, and cuddling my cats. I think holistic wellbeing involves having work you find meaningful, and enough leisure time to spend quality time with family and friends, take care of your body and mind, be creative, and learn new things.
If you’re ready to make some change in your life, and you think I’m someone you might feel comfortable talking to about that, please get in touch, and we’ll chat about where you’re at, and where you’d like to be.