About Karen Bartle, MSc 

Karen has worked as a therapist and coach in private practice for over 2 decades. She gained 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 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 hypnotherapy practice and training programs.


MSc (Health Psychology) - a two-year higher university degree
Health psychology is a psychological field that helps to promote good health and prevent disease, as the name suggests, it deals with improving people's health using psychology.


BSc (Hons) Psychology) - a three-year university degree. As a clinical hypnotherapist, it is especially helpful that I am equipped with the knowledge and the tools for helping clients psychologically. You can have confidence that I have 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
. This qualification was gained by showing competence as a clinical hypnotherapist by completing an intensive course of over 450 hours. I was assessed on my theoretical knowledge and understanding, and my ability 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 AACBT
Working with children card 1297811/2 

Contact Karen for more details