Upstairs at 235 SH2 Bethlehem

022 307 0475



Mike Donovan

I work with a range of issues, for example: depression, anxiety, grief, anger, relationships/couples and in particular have an interest in working with men around issues of sexual addiction.

My heart and passion for counselling is to see people engaged in life in such a way where they are free to pursue their dreams, be comfortable in who they are and intentional about the way they do life.

My training has been in ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’ (CBT) and ‘Narrative Therapy’, underpinned with a ‘Client Centred’ approach. A ‘Client Centred’ approach basically means your views, thoughts, and opinions play a strong determining factor in the direction the counselling journey takes.

Bachelors of Counselling   

Masters of Professional Practice in Counselling

Approved ACC Counsellor ISSC 

Approved Victim Support Counsellor

Counselling Bethlehem, Counselling Tauranga

Originally from Auckland, I am now living rural in the Bay of Plenty with my wife and family. After a number of years in the Engineering industry I have a very practical way of thinking and I believe this to be a strength in the counselling work that I do.

What people have said about my work

-used with permission

“just wanna say thanks mike. You helped me through some hard times, just wanted to say thank you. Appreciate it. Didn’t know counselling could be that fun” 
- client comment

“Hey mike, I just wanted to say thanks for all the work we did, I wouldn’t be in the place I am today without it.” 
- client comment

“A gifted listener” 
- comment from an assessor



What to expect...

You can expect to be treated with the utmost respect and acceptance of who you are no matter what race, religion, gender or sexual orientation you may identify with. You can expect that whatever you bring to counselling will be held confidentially with the usual limitations of personal and public safety this will be discussed further in the initial session.

Your openness and honesty in regards to how you feel the counselling process is going is encouraged at all times. If for any reason you find you are unhappy with the counselling process I would really appreciate the chance to discuss any issues you may have. If the issue cannot be resolved I am more than happy to work through a referral process with you to find another therapist you are comfortable with.

I am a Full member of the NZCCA and adhere to their code of ethics.


Sessions are booked on an hourly basis. The cost per session is $135.00 incl GST for individuals and $150.00 for couples - however, if cost is a barrier please feel free to call and discuss as there are possible options to work around this. Payment is expected by bank transfer, or cash - there is no eftpos facilities available.


If you cannot make a session please give as much notice as possible a minimum of 24 hours before the session otherwise a cancellation fee will be charged. In exceptional circumstances this may be waived at my discretion.

Normally sessions are booked for an hour. Your punctuality is appreciated as your session will be shorter if you are late.



Mike Donovan

235 State Highway 2 Bethlehem 

(above the Kofistop Cafe)


022 307 0475

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