Children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, groups.
Areas of Special Interest
I offer both personal one-on-one, relationship and addiction counselling, as well as Clinical Supervision and mentoring. I am comfortable working with children, teenagers and adults, as well as one on one, couple and group settings.
Mike offers personal one-on-one, relationship and addiction counselling as well as supervision and mentoring, specialising in the use of Rational Emotive Belief Therapy, and Living Wisdom methodology.
Throughout the last 10 years Mike has undertaken training in Living Wisdom in counselling and training, along with Interactive Drawing Therapy, Drug and Alcohol Counselling and Supervion Qualifications.
Beneath the surface of your current problems or behaviour are feelings, thoughts, self-talk, beliefs and assumptions. It is often hard to identify these things that lurk beneath the surface of your conscious mind, but those subconscious beliefs can offer little relief from pain when they remain hidden and influential in your feelings.
Mike will help you to dig deeper and discover ways that you can start to change the way you think and feel, and ultimately put you back in control of your mind. Your mind can indeed become your friend, and negative behaviours can change, with the correct insights and support.
Mike offers face to face counselling in Tauranga and skype or phone counselling to anyone out of town.
Although trained in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Narrative and IDT (Interactive Drawing Therapy), I have focused more on REBT (Rational Emotive Belief Therapy) and Living Wisdom techniques due to the significant results that clients testify receiving.
Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Member NZ Christian Counsellors Association (MNZCCA)
- Clinical Supervisor of the Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association of Aotearoa-New Zealand (DAPAANZ)
- Bachelor of Counselling
- Post Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences (Alcohol and Drug Studies)
- Certificate of Addiction and Mental Health Supervision
- Certificate of Supervision
Background and Experience
- Christian Camping: Speaker, Leadership Training and Program Facilitator (10 years)
- Community Youth work - (3 Years)
- Youth Pastor
- Counselling (12 years)
- Drug and Alcohol Practitioner, teens and adults (3 Years)
- Living Wisdom Presenter (5 years)
I offer supervision to anyone who is a leadership position, and in need of external support from their work environment. I am accredited to offer Clinical Supervision for anyone working in Mental Health or Addictions, as well as general Supervision for Youth Leaders, Pastors and Managers.