Please note, I am not currently accepting new referrals or running a waitlist. This includes for ADHD assessments. Please check back on my website for availability as I update it regularly.


My name is Karin Muir and I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with ten years experience 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 each individual and tailor my way of working to your personal 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 also aim to help you clarify what is important to you and to support you to commit to actions that move you towards a more vital and meaningful life. For those interested in schema therapy or those who come to therapy with with recurrent or longer term difficulties, an important part of therapy is often about understanding how childhood experiences (good and bad) may have impacted on your beliefs and coping style and how they could be contributing to your current difficulties.


While my initial training was in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I have a particular interest in working with acceptance and mindfulness based approaches as well as Schema Therapy. I have completed additional training in Schema Therapy, Mindful Self Compassion, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) and am currently in the process of undergoing accreditation in Schema Therapy. I generally work in an integrative way, drawing on a number of different treatment modalities to suit each individual. What is most important to me is that therapy offers a safe space where each individual can feel understood and supported while exploring new ways of thinking and being.


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 am a full member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP) and am registered with the New Zealand Psychologist's Board under the clinical scope.





  • 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.

  • Recurrent patterns of unhelpful or infective coping or problematic behaviors or recurrent relationship problems

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 telepsychology sessions (online therapy) by negotiation as this can be helpful to enable access/continuity (such as when clients are away for work, live in a remote area where travel to appointments can be a barrier, or during COVID restrictions. Please let me know when enquiring if you are wanting to have your sessions via telepsychology.

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.



Please contact me via booking form. It is helpful if you include a brief summary of the problem or issue you are seeking help for, your contact details (name and email), and what times/days you are able to attend. Please highlight if you require an evening appointment as there is high demands for these slots and the wait may be longer then for a daytime appointment.

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.

Please note, I am not currently accepting new referrals or running a waitlist. This includes for ADHD assessments. Please check back on my website for availability as I update it regularly.

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