Karen Watson

Karen Watson

About Karen

Karen is the founder and clinical manager, her vision for the trust spans over the 14 years of service and continues to be a driving force in providing new and better services. She has originated and delivered64 Intensive Outpatient programmes and together with Emma Peek and Rosalie Dyksma developed and run the Children’s programs,  and continues to work one on one with clients as they present at the service. 
Karen is trained in Alcohol and Drug counselling and youth work.  She is a DAPAANZ registered practitioner and qualified supervisor.
“It is through my own personal journey and experience that the idea of the trust first came about, “a safe place for families of addicts to come, whether the addict in their lives is ready to access help or not”.  I am so proud of what we have all achieved as a team, the staff are amazing and I am grateful to have them all on board, they make the work fun and supportive.”
Karen is married to Graeme and has three children and six grandchildren.  She was born in Christchurch New Zealand.  Karen loves to be creative and is often seen sitting knitting at night and spends a lot of time in the kitchen cooking scrumptious food for her family and friends.  She also loves music movies and good coffee with friends.