Faculty Member

Karla Osborne

Karla Osborne, RTC, CIMHP, CFAP, CTP, CertHCS,

is a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional, Internationally Certified Food Addiction Professional, and a Certified Trauma Professional with a Certificate in Haven Counselling Skills. She has been involved with the Haven since 2012 and works in private practice as a counsellor,  group facilitator and educator.

Karla has an honest, calm and compassionate style and has been working with people in a variety of contexts and capacities since 2007. Her breadth of personal and professional experience is an asset as she incorporates her understanding of relationships, human growth and development, trauma, addiction, and mind-body connection (somatics) in her work. Karla lives on Vancouver Island with her husband of over 30 years.







Events with Karla Osborne

Restoring Wholeness
April 22 - 26, 2024

Restoring Wholeness Transforming Traumatic Shame into Vitality, Connection and Purpose A dictionary definition of wholeness reads: “soundness, health, or well-being in body, mind, soul, or spirit.” We would further add: The felt sense of our emotional and psychological sturdiness. Self-worth. Self-acceptance. A connection to others and the world. The ability to know and ‘hold’ our inherent contradictions in the face of both internal and external pressures. Our quality of life is greatly impacted by our sense of wholeness and from Carl Jung’s perspective, all humans have an innate drive towards this state. This workshop is for you if you: struggle…

Pathways to Resilience
June 3 - 7, 2024

Pathways to Resilience “A toolkit for living with greater vitality and connection in challenging times” To borrow a nautical analogy, we must be a ‘seaworthy vessel’ to be able to deal with all that we experience in life, especially if we are to meet the challenges of the Covid-19 era. Resilience is not merely the ability to endure difficulty: Rather, it is the conscious use of our resources as well as the desire to get back up and dust ourselves off after a set-back or a loss. It is nurturing the faith in ourselves to locate and utilize our innate…