Not life, but a good life, is to be chiefly valued.” -Socrates

Karen Nimmo
MSc, PGDipClinPsych, DipPhysEd, MNZCCPkaren-about

Karen is a registered clinical psychologist based in Wellington, New Zealand. Qualified in psychology and physical education, Karen promotes the mind-body connection in her work. An author and regular media commentator, she is available for speaking engagements and workshops.


Karen works primarily in performance and life coaching. As a clinical psychologist, she is able to assess, diagnose and treat psychological problems where required. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy but draws on a range of models and tools to match individual needs.

Karen works with the following difficulties:

  • Depression and Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety and Panic
  • Weight and Body Image
  • Grief, loss and change
  • Trauma
  • Relationship problems
  • Anger and Conflict
  • Self-esteem and Confidence

Here’s some of the feedback…

“Thanks again for your professional contribution to a truly life changing period for me.”
Ian, 62

“Thank you for working with (our daughter). It takes a special person to win her trust and for her to feel comfortable revealing her vulnerabilities. She seems a lot lighter and is feeling better in herself and in her competition”
Parents of 20 year old.

“Ha ha I have lost 18kg and relearning how to strut. A year after our sessions I am still doing great…. my thinking is straight and I am able to get on top of difficult days. I feel like the smiling, shining glorious woman I was meant to be.”
 – Jane, 34

“I had some light bulb moments. I had never thought about the “happy” state being the real me and the anxious one being the result of conditioning. Wow. My future now feels clearer and brighter.”
 – Claire 31

“Thanks for helping me sort out my mess and I really liked that you’re not a weirdo.”
 – George 21

“I just want you to know that you are amazing, you saved me, my career, you have changed my life by giving me the tools to regain my confidence at work and in my personal life and for that I will always be grateful to you.”
 – Bobby 36

“You have helped me to believe in myself for the first time in my life and I feel great. The relationship I have begun is due to confidence gained from talking to you. You are awesome.”
 – Tim 32

“It (depression) was like wearing a wet raincoat, even in bed. Now I feel like I’ve got the coat off and it’s stopped raining.”
 – Jackie 49

“I feel more stable and more content. I liked the practical stuff…it was more than just random talking, it helped me to change.”
 – Jason 27

“Thank you for helping our son, you have managed the seemingly impossible. We did put our trust in you and I can honestly say that it was well-founded.”
 – John, father of 19 year old client

“I’m going to be kinder to myself from now on. And if the next guy doesn’t treat me well I’ll just say “next…..” I’m just a bit more fab than that.”
 – Denise, 38