Karen Sommerville is the CEO of South West Counselling having moved into this role in January 2012. Having worked in the human services sector for well over 20 years, and for a variety of not-for-profit organisations, Karen has developed a reputation for her expertise in transforming organisational processes to maximise performance. Karen believes that this is an essential component in ensuring optimal services are provided to people accessing the organisation. Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Women’s Studies and a Graduate Diploma of Counselling. She is a registered counsellor and has considerable experience in the provision of counselling and clinical supervision and in the development and facilitation of groups and workshops. Karen has worked with both women and men impacted by domestic violence and is passionate about affecting societal change in this area. On a personal note Karen has made Busselton home for the past 12 years, has two adult children and one grand daughter as well as a dog (Harry) and two cats!