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Neurosculpt with Karen Shirlow

5 Kings Road
Coleraine Londonderry , BT513LN

It works!

I'm not sure what I expected when I first went to Karen for Havening. I'm not sure I understood the process after my first appointment, I was apprehensive but knew I needed help. I was, and still am amazed by this powerful, non-invasive healing therapy of Havening. With the help of Karen, who is so gentle and understanding, I have healed so much trauma, within a safe and caring environment. Issues which caused me great distress, no longer trouble me. Karen has provided me with tools and continued support to me to maintain my progress. I honestly could not recommend this highly enough and would gladly talk to anyone personally, if they needed more info. Havening saved me

my story

I first went to visit Karen when I was in quite a dark place and was struggling to figure out why. She made me feel so comfortable straight away, her nurturing and kind energy put me at ease. She was able to hear what I said and helped to untangle my thoughts. She helped me to uncover and deal with some issues I didnt even realise I had. After only 4 sessions I felt completely renewed, she also taught me how to self haven at home and this is a tool I use all the time. The technique really has changed the way I deal with so many situations, and I now pop back to karen anytime i feel I need some extra help. So glad I made the decision to go and see her ????


Seeing Karen has been the best thing I have ever done. I never would of believed such a change in myself would have even been possible and now I don’t recognise the person I used to be at all.
Karen has a great ability to tune into my thoughts and feelings with also making me feel totally comfortable in the process. Havening truly is amazing and i am always in awe with how quick the results are.
Anxiety and fear would have controlled me before where as now I feel empowered, confident and living my life to the fullest!

The best decision I've ever made

I have carried alot of trauma for years and the older I got the heavier it got. I did a little bit of research and Karen had popped up a few times. I didn't really see myself going down the counselling road but what Karen offered was an alternative method.
When we had our first session we chatted casually for a while to figure out where we should start. We had a couple of sessions and worked on a few very tramtic events in my life. It felt great to, at last, have no emotional connection to the memories that pretty much haunted me. On our 3rd session we worked on some more recent events and we ended up back in my childhood. Its so hard to describe how I felt after this session. I felt lighter, taller, less pain in my back and my anxiety is low. Its like I had been carrying a huge burden over many years and it weighed me down and now is gone!  I wish I had of met Karen years ago. She has given me a fresh start, the slate had been wiped clean. I would highly recommend Karen to anyone, regardless of how big or small you think your trauma might be...Karen can help.

Karen helped me transform my life from anxiety-filled to empowered!

Karen is a truly compassionate & empathetic lady whose knowledge about the brain is second to none! Her sheer enthusiasm for empowering others to heal& live their best lives is inspiring. Karen helped me to shed all that was not serving me and therefore enabled me to become the best version of myself. I am eternally grateful to have worked with Karen. If you are thinking of seeking, help for anything in your life which you feel could be better, Karen can most definitely help you on your path so that you can live the life you've always dreamed of.

Havening has changed my life.

From the moment I met Karen she put me at ease and created a calm, safe space that allowed me to completely open up. I can honestly say that finding Karen and Havening has changed my life for the better, I only wish I’d done it sooner!

Testimonial for Neurosculpt with Karen Shirlow

I cannot recommend Karen highly enough. I had a fear of flying and was unable to go on holiday. After having the Havening technique with Karen, this improved my experience of flying greatly. So much so, I havent had 1 panic attack since and can even look out the window. This work is so valuable and avoids the need for anxiety medication when I fly now.


I knew very little about havening before I went to my first session, and it made me extremely anxious meeting someone new, but as soon as I got into the room and started to talk to Karen I felt so much calmer! After my first session I came away feeling lighter and relaxed, and with absolutely no pressure from Karen I booked again straight away. I've been quite frequently since the first appointment and definitely see Karen as a support to keep helping me to improve myself. I have dealt with so many things that I didn't realize even affected me and I am very grateful to Karen for providing a safe space to explore my feelings and work through my emotions. I highly recommend booking a session, you won't regret it!

Public Speaking

I was advised by a few friends who had heard of Karen’s treatment. I have had a fear of public speaking since school and as I was starting university I wanted to overcome this so I was comfortable with doing presentations and speaking freely in class with out feeling anxious or having an anxiety attack. After one treatment the results have been fantastic and I have been speaking lots in class an taking part in debates and have got up in front of the class to take part in two unexpected group presentations which were just threw upon us last minute. The treatment has helped me tremendously and Karen is fantastic and so friendly which makes you feel very welcome


I first came to see Karen in September this year, having tried numerous therapies and counseling over the years i was expecting Havening to give me the short term relief like the rest. Thankfully that didn't happen, and as cheesy as it sounds Havening has changed my life, I have now left the past in the past it feels like everything happened to someone else not me the thoughts and worries are not consuming me any more, I can finally get on with life. I was apprehensive about going to Karen as I didn't know where to start as not many people know about my past experiences/traumas but I had to do something for myself and my families. People thought I had depression over the years and why couldn't I see what I have, a family, job, house.... But they don't know about the things that I kept inside of me that would lead to dark spells in my life. If you are reading this and looking for help please even go to one session you owe it to yourself, plus you will laugh loads believe me xx


I went to see Karen as I had no where else to go, over the years I've tried many therapies and counseling but nothing worked for me, the noise and shame still inside my head. I've had traumas from a young age, abuse, alcoholic parent, suicide in family, I've self harmed, been in an emotional and physical- abusive relationship which I didn't leave and bits of my teen years which I was totally ashamed of.These thoughts of my past consumed most of my life and people thought I went through 'bad spells'. I couldn't tell anyone my real truths. This summer I knew I couldn't go on the way I was feeling so I confided in someone I trust and spilled everything out. It was that amazing girl that told me about karen. I rang her straight away as i wanted the change. I went to Karen for 5 sessions. In the first session I was going from one trauma to the next, Karen listened and started havening when I was talking. The sessions have been life changing for me and I have taking my power back, Karen has helped me in ways I can't describe. I don't beat myself up, I'm not waiting for the thoughts to come running into my head no more. I have a lot to be thankful for to Karen and the girl who recommended her to me.

Childhood memories changed

My havening session with Karen has changed my personal outlook so much, it’s hard to explain how different I feel since...
it has totally reprogrammed how I feel about past experiences and changed the negative into a positive. Which in turn has made me more content and happy person.
If you’re searching and trying to decide weather of not to give havening a try.... I say do it. Karen is wonderful and will instantly put you at ease.


Karen is a fantastic, intuitive and empathetic therapist, I attended 4 sessions and found a huge shift in my perspective and frame of mind. I would definitely recommend Karen for anyone interested in the havening journey.
Thank you Karen.


Karen is a fantastic, intuitive and empathetic therapist. I would thoroughly recommend her and have found a real shift in my frame of mind since beginning my journey with her. Navy thanks for everything Karen.


I have been with Karen for several sessions over the years to help me deal with various issues that are affecting my life, from childhood memories, to everyday stresses that I can't deal with in my own head. The results after each session have been amazing. I have left sessions feeling happy, stronger, empowered, confident and more chilled! The Havening sessions have helped me deal with ALOT of bad experiences I have went through in my life since I was a small child, which I never knew I would be able to get over. It's weird. I know the bad things happened. I know they hurt me and caused me harm, physically and psychologically, but when I think about them I no longer feel any pain.
I'm not sure how it all works exactly, but IT WORKS! I will continue to see Karen when required, but for now, my demons from the past are put to rest. Thank You Karen!!! You are an angel!

Sort out your head!

Thank you so much for all you have helped me though. I have had demons following me, but you have got rid of them and my shoulders are so much lighter and life is easier to deal with now! I use your havening technique on myself now and it really helps to calm me!
You are awesome and I am so blessed to have met you!

Havening therapy - a very special technique carried out by a wonderful caring therapist

I have had about 8 sessions with Karen. Initially, the sadness within my heart and soul was all consuming, to the point that I was unable to speak to this wonderful lady. Through careful questioning, I was able to tell Karen about the deepest pain and heartbreak I have ever experienced. Karen’s gentleness, care, compassion and ability to speak to me from a place of love really helped me to see things more clearly. Karen used her havening technique and spoke to me about having a “healthy selfishness “ in order to get well again. She helped me to understand why I behaved in a certain way and, through this understanding, I realised it was up to me to change - by looking at my situations differently, by reacting differently and by not feeling guilty for taking time to myself. Karen’s advice was spot on and, even though it took a while for me to recognise what I had to do, I was able to do this without guilt. Karen built up my self esteem and gave me the support and encouragement to do this. I really cannot thank her enough for her very special type of therapy. You have nothing to lose by making an appointment with Karen.

Highly recommended

Karen is amazing! I have had havening treatments which were really helpful for me. Karen is so knowledgeable, caring and professional. I would highly recommend her!


The treatments I received from Karen put old memories to rest. I had severe social anxiety and other thing wrong This lady after 2 sessions made me fly and soar I’ve found the real me and have now been present in my life which I avoided for 35years. Miracles are happening everyday now I keep doing my homework and will have 6 monthly check ins I’m absolutely over the moon Karen is better than doctors and the tablets that were threw at me for years and no help. The medical faculty need to start using this kind of treatment and schools for stress and so on Amazing I have no words Thankyou Karen ????

This therapy had changed my outlook!!

First off Karen is soo approachable and kind, she made me feel so at ease and that none of my feelings or worries where silly etc. She explained havening so well prior to our sessions and I was excited but nervous to begin.
I have had more traditional talking counseling and therapies before but this was just on another level.
Sometimes I find it hard to access my emotions but this opened my heart and I haven't released emotion the way I did for a long time. I felt lighter and not as laden down and after my second session I truly feel there has been a shift in me and how I feel about certain areas. I actually can't thank Karen enough for releasing me from feeling these rubbish thoughts!!!


Karen really helped me overcome my anxiety issues, such a lovely person too!


This technique really helped a lifelong fear of large dogs. Since receiving treatment with this practitioner I have had no other symptoms. Very professional and empathetic to work with also.

Karen can really help.

Excellent therapist. Caring and effective.

Amazing therapist with beautiful soul

I have been seeing Karen for a few months to deal with traumatic childhood events. I have had counselling before but never really got to the root of the issues. Within a couple of sessions with Karen we had resolved some deep rooted trauma and unearthed some more areas to be worked on. She utilises a number of techniques and works at your own pace. She changes her approach till she finds the best way to approach a problem and supports you the whole way. It is very obvious she cares deeply and these sessions have always felt safe. She has really helped me to gain a better insight into how my brain is wired and how negative pathways can be changed. Our sessions often have tears but always laughs. I would highly recommend giving Karen a call. She’s an absolute angel.

Fear of flying

I went to Karen as I had a fear of flying. We touched on other stuff which was buried deep in my memory. It's amazing how an event in your life can trigger so many other things. After seeing Karen I was able to go with my husband and daughter on a family holiday in a very rowdy flight to Ibiza and remain calm. I remembered everything that we went over and it really worked. Thank you Karen X


I honestly cannot recommend Karen highly enough. Her caring, friendly personality immediately put me at ease and I felt very safe to share the reasons for my appointment. I had one session of Brain Working Recursive Therapy with Karen and can't believe how much I have changed! My problem has gone completely and I am six weeks down the line from my appointment. Thank-you Karen :-) xx


Really helped me with a phobia, can't recommend enough!!


Karen’s Havening technique helps to not only get rid of the negativity for now, but how to think positively for the future. Her massages are brilliant too.


Karen's massages were crucial to regain my arm mobility, and her havening's method is a golden key to our inner freedom and peace. Highly recommended.


Just been for my second massage with Karen, amazing!! Cant wait to try the havening technique when am home next.thank you again Karen ���