Healthcare professionals

Karin Roberts

Health Improvement Practitioner

Kia ora, my name is Karin Roberts and I am a Health Improvement Practitioner (HIP).  I help people who may experience stress, low mood, and problems with daily living.  I also help promote good physical health and well-being.  This is a relatively new service offered by Ropata.  The service that I provide is a bit different from counselling as the focus is on finding helpful skills and strategies.  Appointments are for around 20 minutes and many people get the help they need in a single visit, but sometimes people return to learn new skills.  I am really enjoying the work and it is a real privilege to meet and be able to help the patients here at Ropata.  

I have a special interest in cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness.  I have a Social Work BSc (hons) (Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge UK), Certificate in Counselling (Counselling & Psychotherapy Award Body UK), Postgraduate Diploma CBT (Lancaster University UK), Certificate in Mindfulness Training (Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice Bangor (Oxford University). 

My hobbies include exploring this beautiful country.