Karen Hielkema

Qualifications: Registered Psychologist, BAppSci MSc Psych (1st class hons) PGDipPsychPrac...

Karen Hielkema

Karen is a Registered Psychologist who works with individuals and groups.

Karen has experience in working with people who may be experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, long term health conditions, post- and pre- natal distress and couple and parenting concerns.

Karen currently works in both a private setting at Psychotherapy at Apollo, and in a community based primary mental health team, and is involved in a health psychology program for diabetes self-management.

Karen has special interests areas in health psychology, gender psychology, and maternal mental health.

Therapy modalities Karen utilises in her work with clients include:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy

Karen's collaborative approach to therapy supports clients to reach their goals through a strengths based approach. Karen works from an evidence-based framework within a warm and supportive environment.

Academic Qualifications

  • BAppSci
  • MSc Psych (1st class hons)
  • PGDipPsychPrac

Professional Qualifications

  • Registered Psychologist (General Scope)

Professional Memberships

  • The New Zealand Psychological Society
  • NZ Council of Educational Research
  • Association for Contextual and Behavioural Science


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