About Karen Bartle, MSc 

Karen has worked as a therapist and coach in private practice for over 2 decades. She completed her MSc in Health Psychology in 2010 and BSc (Hons) in Psychology in 1998 and has worked as a university lecturer teaching psychology and nursing undergraduates as well as working as a graduate psychologist in the NHS in the UK.

Karen trained as a clinical hypnotherapist in 2006 and along with Dr Paul Peace, she co-founded the Academy of Advanced Changework, an international training school in the UK in 2008 and they have been hosting hypnotherapy & NLP training around Australia and beyond since 2014.

Karen incorporates a unique blend of psychology, coaching, hypnosis, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), EMDR, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), & mindfulness, in her clinical practice and training programs.

Credentials include 

MSc (Health Psychology) - a two-year post-graduate degree in Health psychology ; a specialised field of psychology that helps to promote good health and prevent disease. It's concerned with improving health and quality of life.


BSc (Hons) Psychology) - a three-year university degree. As a clinical hypnotherapist, it's  especially valuable to be equipped with the knowledge and tools of having a detailed understanding of mind, behaviour and communication.

AdvDipH - Advanced Diploma in Hypnotherapy practitioner & trainer. Demonstrates advancement from initial diploma training and higher level skills and knowledge.
HPD - Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma - externally validated and accredited jointly by the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and NCFE.

DipH - Diploma in Hypnotherapy
. Shows competence as a clinical hypnotherapist by completing an intensive course of over 450 hours. Theoretical and practical assessments to assess knowledge and understanding of being able to practice hypnotherapy in a safe and ethical way.

CertHC - 
Certificate in Hypnotic Coaching.

NLP Master Practitioner - Practitioner of Neuro-linguistic Programming.

 - Certificate in Stress Management.

 - Certificate in Hypnotherapeutic Supervision. I am a qualified hypnotherapy supervisor.

EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing; a therapy for processing trauma & recovery from PTSD

NNEB - National Nursery Nursing Certificate. A course of practical and theoretical training in the care of young children.


Professional registration

Advanced Clinical Member of the AHA - Australian Hypnotherapists Association
Member of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy
Member of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine
Working with children card 1297811/2 


Contact Karen for more details
"Karen combines sound knowledge of psychological assessment  & interventions with a positive client centred value-base. She is very experienced at working sensitively with people who have a range of disabilities and needs. 
She has a respectful communication style which enables her to develop excellent therapeutic relationships with individual clients, family carers, paid carers and colleagues.
Her work has involved direct assessment and intervention with clients and their carers. 
She provided regular therapy to vulnerable clients, including interventions based on cognitive behaviour therapy."

Dr Alick Bush ~ Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Supervisor