Praxis on Seventh

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 and other ACC assessments. I am an ACC-approved supervisor for Supported Assessment providers.

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

Clinical Supervision

I provide ongoing supervision for a range of professionals, including psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors, and social workers. As well as face-to-face we can also use phone, Facetime, WhatsApp or Skype. The focus of supervision will depend on professional goals and therapeutic orientation. My fee is $175 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 (Zoology) I worked with high-needs 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 (Child and Adolescent, and Adult, 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. 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  have 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 2020

Contact Me

Email: mjtowen [at] gmail [dot] com

Mobile: 021 682 369 (txt is best)

Office: 56 Seventh Ave, Tauranga

(North side of Cameron Road at Warehouse Stationery)

ACC Supported Assessments

I have been an ACC Sensitive Claims Counsellor since 1996 and have completed about 200 ISSC Supported Assessments since its inception in January 2015. I am available for travel in the Waikato, Coromandel, and Bay of Plenty areas. I usually see clients at the provider’s rooms for about 2.5 hours and then review the report with the client 1–2 weeks later. Please contact me for availability.