Practitioners are available at new practice locations.

Karin Schaeper

Is now available at The Harakeke Centre 159 Springfield Rd Christchurch * Phone 027-4767434 * schaeper@slingshot.co.nz *www.karinschaeper.co.nz/

Karin Schaeper     

Counsellor Clinical Socialwork Therapist


  • Adults
  • Youth (12yrs onwards)
  • Rural counselling
  • Assessment and counselling for alcohol and other drug issues
  • Eating problems
  • Depression
  • Mental health
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Loss
  • Grief
  • Trauma
  • Relationship and couples counselling
  • Parenting issues
  • Recovering from sexual abuse trauma
Karin Schaeper


Socialwork Diploma (Germany 1982) – equivalent to CQSW, Additional training in Addiction, Addiction Studies (C.I.T), Member of Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Socialworkers. Approved by ACC as a sexual abuse counsellor.


“I feel passionate about being able to offer tools to enable change and privileged to be part of this process” I have over 30 years experience of working with adults, couples and youth with special interests and experience in eating problems, trauma, Alcohol and Drug Service and community Mental Health.
I studied socialwork in Germany and came to New Zealand in 1982. All my employment has been in a counselling capacity. After leaving work in the mental health sector I started private practice in 1993, originally at the Health and Awareness Centre moving the Durham Centre in 2007. I also hold a clinic in the rural sector (previously Banks Peninsula and currently in North Canterbury).  I provide supervision to other socialworkers, mental health professionals and people working in community settings.


About meI originally trained in ‘Client-centred therapy’ and ’Behaviour Modification’. Through ongoing training I have acquired a broad spectrum of therapy skills. Nowadays I describe my approach as ‘eclectic’- enabling me to draw on a variety of skills to being able to offer what suits my client best. I believe strongly in empowering the individual.
My own therapy journey and integrated traumatic experiences have shaped me into the person I am today. My working class roots enable me to relate to people from diverse backgrounds. I enjoy horse riding and gardening for recreation.
You can also contact me on 027-4767434 - I might not be able to answer call but will return messages or contact me via email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.