|SWRB Registration Number:||2902|
|Nationality/Ethnicity/Culture:||Pakeha, NZ born|
|Address:||Wellness First Counselling Service Manapouri Crescent
Holowhitu, Palmerston North 4410
|Contact Phone Number:||027 202 1843|
|Mobile Phone Number:||027 202 1843|
|Qualifications:||PG Dip Education (Counselling); Bachelor of Social Work; Partial completion PG Dip Supervision in Social Services; Cert Human Services (Disability)
MANZASW & MNZAC
|Current Training:||Current completing a Post Grad Dip Social Service Supervision @ Massey University, Palmerston North
Bernice is an Approved ACC Provider for Counselling or Social Work.
Bernice facilitates monthly Trauma Group meetings for professionals to explore the affects of trauma
Bernice is an advocate for robust professional development and regular supervision
|Bernice’s formative experiences influence and shape her profile as a supervisor. Since 2003, she has worked across a wide range of services including: statutory, health, educational and community not for profit organisations in Aotearoa. Holdings roles as a Court Victim Advisor, CYF Residential Social Worker, Social Worker in Schools. She has significant practice supporting the issues facing women and children including 10 years experience (SHINE) responding to Family Violence incidents. Bernice is available to supervise both male and female practitioners and is currently receiving professional supervision.|
|Her sessions aim to empower through collaboration. Bernice is able to assist supervisees who practice in a wide range of professional settings: She is a reflective practitioner with experience supporting clients with emotional difficulties including trauma, grief, depression, PTSD, anxiety, panic, woman’s wellness and personal sensitive issues, anger, family violence, employment issues, career change, relationship stress, separation, disability, diversity and issues affecting LGBT community, immigration and other life transition difficulties including gender crisis and living with the effects of HIV and palliative care. Bernice relates well to people across a range of cultures, ages, beliefs and is committed to promoting safer communities for our family/whānau to live and flourish. She enjoys connecting with individual supervisees and invites them to talk freely as a way of understanding and making sense of challenging work situations. She promotes supervision as a pathway to safe practice and professionalism. She adheres to client confidentiality and the values promoted by the The ANZASW Code of Ethics.
|Bernice is inspired by this karaka:
Discussion brings forth understanding
Understanding brings forth light
Light brings forth wisdom
Wisdom brings forth wellness.Her Supervision model and framework can be viewed on request.