Counsellor & Supervisor
Bachelor of Counselling
Post Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences (Alcohol & Drug Studies)
Certificate of Addiction & Mental Health Supervision
Registered Clinical Supervisor DAPAANZ
Mike has spent over fifteen years working or volunteering with community organisations, assisting with leadership training and development for all ages. This foundation spring boarded his interest and future career choice in the field of counselling.
Today Mike is a qualified counsellor and experienced presenter, offering counselling sessions for individual clients, couples and small groups. Mike has also undertaken training with David Riddell to enable him to be the Bay of Plenty Living Wisdom Presenter, and regularly runs training days and mini schools for students covering topics attaining to mental and emotional health, relationships, conflict resolution, making your mind your friend, and addictions to name a few.
Having gained a Bachelor of Counselling through Bethlehem Tertiary Institute, Mike went on to complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (Alcohol and Drug Studies) from Auckland University, as well as a Certificate of Addiction and Mental Health Supervision.
Previously Mike has spent several years working as a Drug and Alcohol Counsellor and Mental Health Worker in Tauranga as a Registered Clinical Practitioner with DAPAANZ (Addiction Practitioners’ Association Aotearoa-New Zealand), and now works privately as a counsellor, presenter and Registered Clinical Supervisor with DAPAANZ. Mike is also a full member of the NZCCA (New Zealand Christian Counsellors Association).
Currently Mike is taking on new clients, and also offers mentoring, Supervision and Life Coaching for anyone needing guidance in reaching their goals, and for those in a leadership role such as business professionals, church leadership and youth workers.
Mike lives in Tauranga and enjoys the picturesque region and all it has to offer.
Counselling methods can vary depending on each individual, however Mike offers a range of techniques including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Interactive Drawing Therapy, and specialises in Living Wisdom (Truth Coaches) modalities with clients.