Mike Cagney

BSW, M.Coun (Distinction). Memberships MANZASW, Approved Family Court Counsellor and Provider DV Programmes

“My particular interest is in developing collaborative practice ‘with’ families and applying narrative and solution- focused therapies to violence intervention work.”


Mike has worked for 30 years in domestic violence programmes, community sex offender treatment programmes and statutory child protection work. He has performed the roles of social worker, therapist, team leader, trainer and service manager. He has an academic background in social work (BSW) and counselling (M.Coun – distinction) and regularly provides training in therapy and family work with people who harm others. Mike is an Approved Provider of DV Programmes, an Approved Family Court Counsellor and currently works in private practice in Porirua, The Hutt Valley and the Kapiti Coast. He has a particular interest in developing collaborative practice ‘with’ families and applying narrative and solution- focused therapies to violence intervention work.