Bay Counselling & Therapy Service

68 Tenth Avenue
(07) 578 0959

Melanie Hawke


Welcome, Welcome, Haere mai, Haere mai.

I am passionate about people, life and relationships. Counselling gives us a space to connect with ourselves and our experience of the life - whether it be past, present or a hope for the future. It can be a place to connect with a loss, to explore a challenge, restore a relationship or discover change. As we engage with our life in the presence of another we are supported in our experience. We have the opportunity for change, healing, for growth, for becoming more fully ourselves.

Having worked in health for over 20 years, firstly in the medical world and now in counselling. I come with a variety of skills and approaches, and will work with whatever you bring to this time of counsel.

Some of these areas for you may be;

  • Relationships
  • Supervision
  • Communication
  • Couples / Families
  • Parenting / Blended-Families
  • Grief & Loss
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Anxiety / Depression
  • Identity / Self-Esteem
  • Addiction
  • Disability
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Stress
Bachelor of Counselling (NZ)
Imago Therapy for Couples

Accredited E.A.P Counsellor
Diploma in Physiotherapy (UK)
Diploma in Ministry Development (NZ)
Full Member of NZAC - New Zealand Association of Counsellors


I was born in Putaruru in 1961. On leaving school I worked in the Bank of New Zealand in Tirau for three years. I then embarked on my O.E which I planned to be for six months, and it ended up being 10 years. I enjoyed travelling Europe and the Middle East - spending four months on a Moshav in Israel as an agricultural worker.

Whilst based in London I trained as a Physiotherapist, following working there for 2 years I returned to take up a position at Tauranga Hospital (where I worked for 15 years in a variety of areas, which included specialising in rehabilitation).

I have since been to Faith Bible College for two years, completing a Diploma in Christian Ministry, I then went on to study a Bachelor Degree in Counselling. I live rurally with my husband and a variety of animals, namely 3 cats - Rosie, Lu and Sam, a rambunscious puppy called Coco and 10 cows!
I enjoy hanging out with friends. I love walks and a good coffee.

Professional Development

I am committed to professional development and attend on-going training regularly to keep updated with counselling practice. I attend weekly peer supervision and fortnightly external supervision to maintain accountability and safe practice.


Tuesday - Friday (plus some evening appointments)
Saturday's (by arrangement)
Please call the office (07 578 0959) to make a time that is suitable to you.


$100 individual

$120 couples


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