Te Whare Tapa Wha
Critical reflective practice
Leadership and Management development
Integrating theory and practice
Working with differences
Culturally safe practice
Te Whare Tapa Wha
I view supervision is an essential part of professional identity, learning and growth, and is a practice I am deeply interested in. I am informed by a reflective learning approach to work with you while we actively put the ‘pause’ button on and unravel the complexity of your practice. I enjoy building the supervision relationship to be one where we can critically think, discover and reflect on ethical, cultural, diverse practice issues that are at the heart of what we do. I love seeing the ‘light bulb moments’ that happen in supervision, and see my role as one that works with people in a way that is respectful and strength-based to support this. I work from a heart centred, community focused, Treaty aware place with attention to what will contribute to best and safe practice.
I am a DAPAANZ accredited Supervisor so can supervise those who are DAPAANZ registered.
I have supervision space in central Auckland city location and am also available for Zoom supervision for those who are located elsewhere.
Social Work reflective practice modality, CBT, Te Ao Maori and Kaupapa Maori principles, empowering new graduate development, empowering professionals within therapeutic modalities. Managing complex work situations and team dynamics, providing professionals with professional development opportunities and connections, trauma informed care.» Read more
I provide strengths based supervision where its a safe place to reflect on practice and any challenges that may arise. I like the Tuakana/Teina model, where we both contribute to learning and acknowledges and validates the experience of the workers without having to have had the same experiences myself. I always acknowledge best practice, healthy boundaries and self care/compassion as we do our work with people. I enjoy the continual opportunities to put theory into practice and awareness of cultural needs and responses in the workplace.
It is my intention to help workers feel valued in their work and to be able to feel confident in their skills and abilities and recognise areas where they might need extra support or growth.
I am happy to provide supervision face-to-face or through Zoom if out of region.
Reflective practice where the supervisee is encouraged to take on another perspective and view certain matters through a different lens, empower the individual professional to find alternatives to handling a situation themselves, provide provoking through processes, leadership and management development, time management and efficiency within the work space, supporting safe and high quality practice, supporting analysis and creative and innovative ways to solution findings, risk management.
As an experienced Social Worker working in leadership I struggled to find a supervisor who would be able to support me in my clinical practice as well as in my leadership and management development. That fact motivated me to provide supervision to Social Workers and other professionals who may have had similar experiences.
My children are being raised bilingual (German/ English) and bi-cultural and therefor I believe I have some insights into bi-culturalism.
Outside of my work life I enjoy and believe in an active and healthy lifestyle.
I offer supervision via Skype or face to face at a location convenient to you. I am based in rural Hamilton
Supervising professionals working in social services and health contexts, I highly value facilitating a safe space to hypothesise and formulate case material without judgement. I view supervision as a vital and rewarding opportunity to reflect on the work together, to foster professional development, and provide guidance and support.» Read more
I am a French European practitioner specialising in bi-cultural social work practices. I would welcome the opportunity to try and help support and supervise you with integrating tikanga Maori safely, within your social work practice.
I use a ‘strength based’ approach that focuses on the positive rather than the negative, building on potential, strengths and capabilities.
We will work together on self-care plans to assist you to bring about ‘balance’ within your social work practice and personal life. I will also support you with case management and your participation in group/team and whānau family dynamics, through the praxis of ‘Pleine Conscience’, a mindful reflection, and principled development of future conscious pathways, and look forward to navigating the complexities that occur in social work so as to further enhance your professional development.
I offer kanohi ki te kanohi face-to-face, telephone and zoom as supervisory mediums.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss yours and your organisation’s needs.
I am an experienced supervisor with extensive experience supervising social workers and others in health and community settings.
I bring to my work a range of social work skills and experience that I have gathered throughout my twenty plus years of working. I use a strengths based approach incorporating your experiences of success from a range of settings and apply these to the variety of issues you bring to supervision. I use the principles of response based practice focusing on upholding dignity and recognising how you have demonstrated resistance to adversity; using this to make sense of your responses in your current situation. Supervision also promotes opportunity to review how we work to achieve equity for Maori and address social justice issues. I am a skilled listener focusing on the here and now, while still attending to the bigger picture.
I am also available for telephone and video remote supervision.
When offering supervision I work from a strengths based perspective with the aim to empower the individual to work from a place of confidence and to become the best version of themselves. I always take an holistic approach that will be in line with what the clinician need at a given time but that also meets the needs of where the clinician is at in the career and/or education.
Personally, a value supervision that is a balanced mix between support/debriefing and broadening my clinical scope and knowledge.
In supervision I encourage reflective practice to explore ethical, boundary and practice issues whether the supervisee is young in their career or well established.
Choosing a new supervisor can be difficult, I’m happy to meet and discuss what supervision might look like over a coffee with no obligation to continue.
Areas of experience and interest:
-Community and residential work
-Leadership and managing teams
-Faith based NGO’s
-Working with refugees
-Trauma informed care
-Social services working in the education sector