Steve is a New Zealand-based Relationship and Family Therapist and the Director of Relationship Matters Ltd, a private Counselling practice which has attracted an international client base since 2002.
Steve was born in Bayview, Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand and shares both New Zealand (Father) and Australian (Mother) heritage.
Steve's family system also includes both Pakeha and Maori family members.
Educated at Dilworth School in Auckland, New Zealand, Steve previously worked as a Marketing and Management Consultant, winning a total of nine National Marketing Awards between 1992 - 1996 and holding a CEO position of a National Trade Organisation at 27 years of age.
Steve then re-trained in the Social Sciences field, securing two applied Bachelor’s degrees (Counselling and Addiction) and a Post Graduate qualification in the process.
Steve is married with two children.
Steve's interests and passions include political discourse, philosophy, media commentary, advocacy, and an absolute and fundamental rejection of tokenism in the form of political correctness.
Steve has appeared in several media genre, including TVNZ Breakfast, Radio NZ, Mana Magazine, TV3 (Campbell Live), BFM, New Idea Magazine, Newstalk ZB, NZ Herald, Radio Waatea, Challenge Weekly, Prime TV, Radio Live, and Radio Rhema.
As a public speaker, lecturer, and trainer with over 20 years experience, Steve has developed and delivered a number of custom made, practical Training workshops and has lectured both in New Zealand and overseas for a wide range of groups and organisations including Parents Inc, the New Zealand Families Commission, the New Zealand Association of Counsellors, the Parachute Music Festival, the Anglican Pastoral Retreat Centre, the Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC), the New Zealand Family Safety Teams, Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS), the Manukau Institute of Technology, the Problem Gambling Foundation, and the Salvation Army Bridge Programme (Tasmania).
Reasons To Live: Antidoting Suicidal Ideation is Steve's first book, and is being released as a serialised chapter book.