Psychology & Psychotherapy Centre

56 Seventh Avenue, Tauranga

 Supervision  Assessment  About  Contact

Michael Owen

Registered Clinical Psychologist


I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist in private practice.

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

Please note: I am not accepting referrals for individual therapy.

Clinical Supervision

I provide ongoing supervision for a range of professionals, including psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors, and social workers. This can be by phone, Facetime, WhatsApp or Skype. The focus of supervision may vary depending on professional goals and therapeutic orientation. My fee for supervision is $160 per hour (incl. GST) unless otherwise negotiated. I offer reduced fees for students, trainees or interns.

Case Consultation

I also provide one-off or time-limited consultation for cases that are complex, challenging, or may benefit from an alternative point of view.

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 hard-to-serve children and adolescents in residential psychiatric treatment for six years followed by postgraduate training at the University of Toronto. I have lived in Tauranga since 1994. I was a Senior Clinical Psychologist at Tauranga Hospital CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) and CMH (adult Community Mental Health Services) 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. 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; and Systemic Task-Oriented Supervision. More recently: Jung and the Native American Moon Cycles; The Maya Book of Life: Understanding the Xultun Tarot; The 27 Club: Why Age 27 Is Important; and All the Rough Beasts. See Amazon, and

© Michael Owen 2018


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 have provided ISSC Supported Assessments for ACC Sensitive Claims since its inception in January 2015 and have assessed more than 120 clients since then. 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 1–3 weeks later.  I need copies of the ACC approval and the Early Planning Report before scheduling an assessment.  Please contact me for availability.