Psychology & Psychotherapy Centre

56 Seventh Avenue, Tauranga

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Michael Owen

Registered Clinical Psychologist


I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist in private practice.

My practice is limited to ACC Sensitive Claims Supported Assessments and clinical supervision. I am an ACC-approved supervisor for Supported Assessment providers.  

Please note: I no longer accept referrals for individual therapy.

© Michael Owen 2017

About Me

I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist (90-1385) and Member of the New Zealand Psychological Society. From 1996–2009 I was a Member of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists.

I have practiced as a psychotherapist and psychologist for over 35 years. After a BSc In Zoology I worked with children and adolescents in residential psychiatric treatment followed by postgraduate training at the University of Toronto. I have lived in Tauranga since 1994. I was a Senior Clinical Psychologist at CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) and CMH (adult Community Mental Health Services) Tauranga Hospital from 1994-1999. Since 1999 I have been in private practice. I have been ACC-registered for physical and mental injury services since 1996 and have extensive experience with ISSC assessments since their inception in  January 2015. I continue to undertake further training, continuing competence programs and clinical supervision and I adhere to the NZ Psychological Society Code of Ethics.

Along the way I have trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, psychodynamic group therapy, family therapy, cognitive-behavioural  therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, Level I, 1996 and Level II, 2003 and 2014). I have studied at the C G Jung Institute, Zurich and have a particular interest in Analytical (Jungian) Psychology and working with dreams.

I worked for many years with indigenous healers, medicine people, sangomas and elders in Canada, USA, Mexico and South Africa. I have also trained with Stanislav Grof (holotropic breathwork), Michael Harner (soul retrieval), Jon Kabat-Zinn (mindfulness), George Leonard (aikido), Sondra Ray (rebirthing), Gabrielle Roth (five movements), Virginia Satir, Carl Whitaker (family therapy) and Thomas Verny (primal therapy, pre- and perinatal psychology).

My writings include: The Psychology of the Family (3rd ed). Assessment, Planning and Recording in Child and Family Services. Systemic Task-Oriented Supervision. Jung and the Native American Moon Cycles. The Maya Book of Life: Understanding the Xultun Tarot. The 27 Club: Why Age 27 Is Important. These are available on Amazon, and

My consultation fee for supervision is $160 per hour (incl. GST) unless otherwise negotiated.


Contact Me

Email: mjtowen [at] gmail [dot] com

Mobile: 021 682 369 (txt is best)

Mail: Box 795, Tauranga

Office: 56 Seventh Ave, Tauranga

(North side of Cameron Road at Warehouse Stationery)

ACC Supported Assessments

I am available for travel in the Waikato, Coromandel, Whakatane, Rotorua and Taupo areas. I usually see clients at the provider’s rooms for about 2 hours and then review the report with the client 2–3 weeks later.  Please contact me for availability.