Karen Bradford has been a practicing Counselling Psychologist for the past 12 years. She obtained her Masters Degree at the University of Pretoria. An internship at the university’s Student Support Centre led to her Masters research into eating disorders at a private clinic in Cape Town. Her first 5 years of practice were then spent working for the Department of Correctional Services before focusing solely on private practice in 2012.
She remembers her years working in the prison system as both a challenging and humbling time. She attributes this as the time where her special interest into our mortality and how the true meanings we are able to find in life can help us to live in more fulfilling ways. In remembering our own mortality, how quick and precious life really is, we remember to really live in the moment, to feel gratitude and to feel truly whole.
Although this path is not an easy one, it is our duty to live with gratitude and to genuinely live an authentic life.
Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’