Karl Burns (Counsellor & Social Worker)

LifeCo Psychology Team Counsellor & Social Worker

LifeCo Psychology team member Karl is a qualified Counsellor (MNZAC) and Social Worker (MSWRB) working in private practice in Karl’s Counselling Services.

Karl is passionate about his professional counselling service and is an experienced registered counsellor who has worked both in the public and private sector since 2011.  He is also an ACC registered counsellor.  His client age range is from 18 -70+ years old. Karl is experienced working with clients from diverse socio economic backgrounds.

Karl is collaborative and favours using modalities such as; Narrative Therapy, CBT, ACT Strengths based and Solution-focussed approaches while providing support and practical feedback.  With compassion and understanding, he works with his clients to help them shift from their health issues/concerns to attain their goals.

Karl believes seeking clarity around our thinking can create a great foundation for dealing with work and personal health issues.  Karl`s approach is to give clients the confidential space and time to explore and clarify their concerns and then to help the client take the next steps toward a resolution. Karl has a special interest in men’s wellbeing and the challenges they face, such as personal growth, negative cultural pressures, separation / divorce, fatherhood, and masculinity.  Karl comes from a building industry background.

Karl offers counselling in the following areas:

  • Relationships and communication skills
  • Parenting
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Assertiveness/self-esteem and anger management
  • Addiction- alcohol, drugs and sex
  • Abuse & Violence- domestic, sexual, emotional and psychological
  • General financial skills
  • Congruence in core beliefs and values
  • Stress and Trauma
  • Sexuality and men’s issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Spirituality
  • Life Changes
  • Career/Vocational

Reg Social Worker

Reg Counsellor