My name is Karin Muir and I am a registered Clinical Psychologist practising in Christchurch, New Zealand. I provide confidential and evidence-based psychological assessment and treatment for adults 18+ who are struggling with mental health problems or life stressors.
I take a compassionate and collaborative approach to working with my clients and tailor my way of working to your individual needs. I aim to help you develop a clearer understanding of your problem or difficulty and help you develop skills to manage difficult thoughts or feelings that may be preventing you from living your life in the way that you would like.
I work in an integrative way, drawing on a number of different treatment modalities to suit each individual. However I have a particular interest in working with acceptance and mindfulness based therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy. I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Schema Therapy and am an experienced group therapist.
I have a broad range of experience having worked in community and inpatient mental health settings, both in New Zealand and in the UK. I also have experience providing brief intervention in an EAP setting and have worked in correctional/forensic services for a number of years. I currently work for ACC three days a week as a psychology advisor and spend the other two days in my private practice.
I am an associate member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP) and am registered with the New Zealand Psychologist's Board under the clinical scope.
SERVICES I OFFER
I WORK WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE EXPERIENCING DIFFICULTIES WITH:
Mental health problems such as depression and anxiety.
Eating and body image concerns
Trauma related stress and post-traumatic stress disorder, grief and loss.
Life changes, relationships, and work stress/difficulties.
I also provide diagnostic assessments for Adult ADHD and am an ACC registered provider for sensitive claims and physical injury. I am able to provide medico-legal or third party assessments.
If you are unsure about whether I work with a particular problem or difficulty, please get in touch and we can discuss your needs and whether I am able to meet them.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Please contact me via booking form or by my contact details below. It is helpful if you include a brief summary of the problem or issue you are seeking help for.
I am happy to have a phone conversation free of charge prior to booking an appointment to discuss your needs or answer any questions you might have.
021 085 50569