Karen Fawke has been a trained Person Centred Counsellor for the last 18 years. She has worked for victim support, Relate and Safeline, as a 1-2-1 counsellor and group facilitator. Karen is also a Holistic Therapist, trained in Indian Head Massage, Thai Foot Massage, Seated Acupressure and Reiki. After a back injury in 2005 leaving her with two slipped discs. Karen declined the operation to remove the discs. Instead she went back to yoga, which she use to practiced everyday until she allowed life to take over. However, after 6 months of doing a daily yoga practice, the consultant could see that Karen and her back were in a better place, and decided to sign Karen off his books.
Karen felt her body repaired much faster by doing yoga, and the health benefits Karen has gained, she decided to train as a yoga teacher. Karen has now been teaching Hatha Yoga for the last 7 ½ years. Before all of this when Karen was nineteen she started work for Tesco as a Christmas temp, the days of green shield stamps! 35 years later she is still there. All be it only part time, she has seen a lot of changes some good, some bad. Karen has one child a daughter Samantha of 27 years, Five years ago Karen met Peter and in 2012 they had a pagan wedding on Looe beach in Cornwall. They live together with their dog Josh who is a black Chow and is an old boy at 12 years old.