Melanie Hawke

Welcome, Welcome, Haere mai, Haere mai.


027 612 9885

I am passionate about people, life and relationships. Counselling gives us a space to connect with ourselves and our experience of 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 Christian 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.

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 live rurally with my husband and a variety of animals, namely 3 cats – Rosie, Lu and Sam, a lively 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)
Book online or by calling the office (07 578 0959) to make a time that is suitable to you.


$120 – individuals

$130 – couples