Karin is a Guatemalan born entrepreneur with lots of strings to her bow.Her career started in Guatemala, where she trained as a counsellor/psychotherapist.

In 2003, she became a German citizen, through family heritage, and in 2006 when she finished her studies, she decided to move to England, and she hasn’t looked back since! In 2018 she also became a British Citizen.

Amongst random jobs (2006-2008) , and a rewarding career in care work (2008-2019) getting to know her new culture and surroundings, she began her journey into counselling again, by retraining at Brighton University and achieving one of her initial dreams after moving to the United Kingdom: to work in the NHS.

She was offered an honorary placement in 2009 – unpaid financially but very gratifying in other ways! – and that was a great achievement so far!

Jump forward a few years later and the story of where Karin is today keeps unfolding.

In 2017, she decided to start her blog, which helped her grow her practice and offerings to where they are today, and adding more each day. The blog also led her to write her first book, 20 Self-Care Habits. This developed into finding new ground to walk on, in the form of interviews and later on workshops.

“I hope is that you’ll benefit from the things I’ve learned along the way, on my journey into self-employment and doing what I love, and through my books and programmes below.”

Enjoy!

My work and life journeys have had a mixture of ups and downs. The “ups” have kept me motivated to keep going.

The “downs” have been steep learning curves in some cases. Humbling but necessary experiences in others. Yet at other points, it’s been hard but it’s also been what’s got me here today. I’ve learned to learn from the downs, and that is a great blessing!

I’ve enjoyed volunteering and getting experience, knowledge and honing my skills for doing this amazingly rewarding work!

It is such an honour to be allowed into people’s worlds and be there for the realisations – sometimes good, sometimes not so good – about themselves, their upbringing, their experiences, and see lasting change happen – gradually – so they can continue a happier, healthier life, with a more robust approach to challenges and whatever else life might bring.

The start of my career was more geared towards mental health in the form of counselling. Since then, I’ve added more skills, products and services, which include supervision, coaching, presenting workshops to support health care providers (particularly counsellors in private practice) with growing their practices.

I’m loving this new part of my life, where I’m developing as an author, helping people with the knowledge and blessings I’ve been given.

I couldn’t have done any of this without the support of my Creator, my husband, family, friends, my colleagues, and some wonderful mentors.

I really enjoy everything that I do, and I never do anything or continue doing something that I don’t enjoy and might cause me unhappiness or frustration. Of course I will see it through to the end and complete what I’ve started.

I don’t think I will ever get unhappy or frustrated with anything I’ve started as a self-employed person…there is always something new to learn from books, training, but more importantly from my clients themselves.

My work and life journeys have had a mixture of ups and downs. The “ups” have kept me motivated to keep going.

The “downs” have been steep learning curves in some cases. Humbling but necessary experiences in others. Yet at other points, it’s been hard but it’s also been what’s got me here today. I’ve learned to learn from the downs, and that is a great blessing!

I’ve enjoyed volunteering and getting experience, knowledge and honing my skills for doing this amazingly rewarding work!

It is such an honour to be allowed into people’s worlds and be there for the realisations – sometimes good, sometimes not so good – about themselves, their upbringing, their experiences, and see lasting change happen – gradually – so they can continue a happier, healthier life, with a more robust approach to challenges and whatever else life might bring.

The start of my career was more geared towards mental health in the form of counselling. Since then, I’ve added more skills, products and services, which include supervision, coaching, presenting workshops to support health care providers (particularly counsellors in private practice) with growing their practices.

I’m loving this new part of my life, where I’m developing as an author, helping people with the knowledge and blessings I’ve been given.

I couldn’t have done any of this without the support of my Creator, my husband, family, friends, my colleagues, and some wonderful mentors.

I really enjoy everything that I do, and I never do anything or continue doing something that I don’t enjoy and might cause me unhappiness or frustration. Of course I will see it through to the end and complete what I’ve started.

I don’t think I will ever get unhappy or frustrated with anything I’ve started as a self-employed person…there is always something new to learn from books, training, but more importantly from my clients themselves.


18+ years counselling experience in a variety of settings and life issues

5+ years supervising counsellors in private practice

15+ years of tutoring experience, and 3 in public speaking and presenting training and workshops.

4+ years coaching and running workshops

Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

B.A in Clinical Psychology and Counselling

PgDip in Therapeutic Psychodynamic Counselling

PG Cert in Clinical Supervision

Engage in continuous professional development for all areas of my career