Praxis on Seventh

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 clinical supervision and ACC ISSC Sensitive Claims Supported Assessments and other ACC assessments (Work Related Mental Injury, Mental Injury Caused by Physical Injury).  

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

Clinical Supervision

I provide ongoing supervision (in-person or online) for a range of professionals, including psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors, and social workers. 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 in Zoology I worked with high-needs children and adolescents in intensive 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 2021

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 an ISSC Sensitive Claims assessor 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.