About Karen Reid

Clinical Psychologist

I originally qualified as an early years teacher and then specialised in Specific Learning Difficulties.

This was followed by an Honours and Masters degrees in Educational Psychology and then ten years later a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from USQ, Australia.

I am a registered Clinical Psychologist. Originally I worked as a teacher moving into Learning Support and working as a Director of a multi-disciplinary team of therapists involved in the assessment and design of intervention programs for children.  I then moved into the arena of addressing adult trauma including developmental trauma.

After immigrating to Australia and working for Education Queensland I started a private practice in 2009. 

My current area of interest is helping adult clients overcome the effects of trauma, adversity, and neglect to lead a meaningful life. In support of this role, I am a registered EMDR consultant and a EMDR trainer-in-training. 

In the Internal Family Systems (IFS) arena I have Level 2 training, am an approved IFS certified therapist and an approved IFS clinical consultant.

I integrate a variety of therapies depending on the needs of the client.  These are Schema, CBT, Narrative and ACT therapies to dovetail with IFS and EMDR.

I have also been involved as a casual lecturer and supervisor at the University of Southern Queensland and is now also providing supervision for training psychologists and consultation to registered therapists. 

My time is now shared between providing individual therapy, individual and group consultation/supervision while also providing EMDR training as a trainer-in-training.

Karen Reid
Karen Reid

My area of interest is helping adult clients overcome the effects of trauma, adversity, and neglect to lead a meaningful life.

Specific therapy Models I integrate in my therapeutic work.

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) – a therapy for trauma, phobias, grief, and other difficulties that takes resolves the maladaptive thinking and feeling of the past and integrates the adaptive knowing about oneself to facilitate improved engagement with oneself and the world.

IFS Therapy (IFS) – A mindfulness therapy that encourages the moving towards our internal world to explore and listen to our inner voices. This provides a platform for healing and self-compassion. It facilitates access to our own inner wisdom and knowing needed for healing the internal world and external relationships.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) – focuses on the acceptance of emotions and awareness of thoughts while holding one’s values close to select aligned behaviours and actions.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) – helps people understand the relationships between thinking patterns, behaviour patterns and emotions, and to make changes to behaviour and thinking habits to improve emotional well-being.

Schema Therapy – This therapy integrates a number of therapeutic models namely CBT, Gestalt therapy and psychodynamic therapies to helps people identify and address unhelpful, lifelong patterns of thoughts and behaviour and take on new more helpful ways of thinking and behaving in the world to improve everyday functioning.

Mindfulness Based Therapies – teach people to focus deliberately on the present moment, and change the common habit of spending most of life either re-living the past or worrying about the future.