I am very excited to be part of the Geelong Bodi and Mind team and to continue the great work they do in helping people heal from a range of emotional and psychological disturbances. I am a psychologist and have worked in this role for the past 18 or so years. 

I first started working as a psychologist in the disability field supporting adults and children with an intellectual disability as well as those with autism who had challenging behaviours. I learnt a lot in the 6 years that I was in this role.

What stood out for me was the realisation that many people with disabilities had experienced distressing and traumatic events and that these experiences were not addressed and there was little understanding of how to do this. So I decided to learn more about trauma and was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with the Berry Street Take Two program supporting children and families who had experienced Trauma within the family (Complex Trauma) and who were involved in Child Protection.

After 12 years in this role I felt the need for a change an decided to work as a private psychologist in 2016 and use the skills I had learnt over the past 18 years helping those in the broader community.

I really enjoy working in the private area, with both adults and children, using a range of therapies that I’ve learnt along the way. As stated above, I have a particular interest in trauma and over the past several years I’ve undertaken training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) which is fascinating and has proven to be a very effective treatment for healing trauma as well as other emotional disturbances.

EMDR also fits in well with Geelong Bodi and Mind’s philosophy of using natural therapies that support the body’s ability to heal itself.

You can learn more about this therapy by visiting the following link http://emdraa.org/what-is-emdr/. I do not believe in a one size fits all approach to treatment so how I work and support each person depends on their individual needs and preferences.

How Do I Book a Session with Matt?

To make an appointment with Matt please call Geelong Bodi and Mind on 03-5223-2370 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a preliminary consultation.

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Shelley Mc

Thanks (Karen Holt) for listening and helping with my problems, I had the most relaxing holiday ever - no trouble sleeping even in the confined space and with company. I have also lost over 10 kg's and I don't panic so much if things go wrong.

Jane M

(Since seeing Karen Holt) I just feel so calm in myself – it is as though the anxiety doesn’t exist anymore – I am coping so much better.

John S

Karen (Holt) you have helped me overcome my fear of snakes so easily, I can now walk out in the grass without always being fearful.

Kerry B

Thanks so much Karen (Holt) for your sincerity, you have put me back on the right path instead of trying to escape with the use of alcohol.

Rob J

Wanting to let you know that I have been doing so well (Karen Holt), I thought a lot about what you suggested to me and it allowed me to stop eating unnecessarily.


For the past few months I've been struggling with a separation. I came in for a treatment on the Thursday, by Saturday I was singing. I am calm! Much love and thanks Amber (Birkin)!

Michelle C

(Karen Holt), I now fly with ease and am no longer worried when getting on a plane, my life is so much easier.

Bettie W

I was feeling extremely anxious about my upcoming trip where I had to take a 6 hour plane trip. After my first session with you (Karen) I felt so much better and didn't feel any where near as anxious.