Karen Workman

Karen Workman, Psychologist, Psychothera[ist, Hakomi Therapist, Reiki Master

Karen Workman is a psychotherapist with more than 20 years experience.

Now practicing in Melbourne, she is a pioneer in bringing together experiential psychotherapy and spirituality in her work with individuals, couples and families.

Karen is known for her warmth and gentle strength. She openly advocates hope and freedom from stigma, self limitation and pain.

Karen is passionate about working with the body as higher intelligence, a resource that unfailingly navigates our journey to wholeness, wellness, and transformation.


Trained in classical humanistic psychology in the 1970s, she began her interest in psychological growth through the lens of the eastern wisdom traditions in the 1980s. During the last twenty years she has been influenced by some of the finest teachers, including Ron Kurtz & Pat Ogden. A master in working with subtle energies, she weaves mindful self awareness and loving presence creating an elevated focus for psychotherapy. Hakomi Experiential Psychotherapy, traditional Gendai Reiki ho, the contemplative approaches drawn from Kashmir Shaivism, yoga and traditional Reikiho are cradled in joyful supportive encouragement.

Professional Interests

For many years, Karen facilitated Hakomi training and workshops in Australia, then continued in 2002 to support the introduction of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for trauma resolution. She is also an avid supporter and qualified teacher of “Right Use of Power”, the heartful approach to power & ethics developed by Cedar Barstow. She has a full time private practice in Melbourne.


Registered Psychologist
Certified Hakomi Therapist (CHT)
Gendai Reiki Master
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Graduate level 1

Hakomi Australia Association
Hakomi Institute
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute
Registered Psychologist in  Victoria, NSW & Qld
Gendai Reiki Network
Gendai Reiki Network Australia

Appointments: Karen is now offering online consultations

See the Appointments Page for details