I am committed to creating a safe and contained supervision space, that provides an opportunity for you to critically reflect on practice, and at times consider the overlap with your personal life and experiences. The supervisory space can accommodate many issues; complex case work, professional development, team and colleague challenges, traumatic experience, personal crisis, professional goals, management and leadership, ethical questions, critical decision-making.
I have kept one foot in the practice world and another in the academic world, and I am keen to work with you on your professional and personal development goals. Working with children and families is tough work and I am interested in how we sustain high levels of practice, maintain wellbeing and have fun along the way.
I have been influenced by narrative therapy, strengths based practice, psychodynamic approaches and critical reflection. Core values for me are kindness, honesty and respect.
Social work is a wonderful, and at times, challenging profession. From my experience I know that good support is essential to the success or failure of the work we do.
My passion is to support people like you, who are giving their all to help others. I know the value of a safe, confidential space, for someone to be with you in the hardest moments – the very thing we are often providing for those we work with. Over the years I have supervised people in various roles from family violence, care and protection, through to community-based and specialised social work. My supervision supports people to provide the best service to those in need, whilst also developing themselves both personally and professionally, and maintaining overall wellbeing.
Relationship is key in supervision, so it is important to find the right fit. I work from a relational and strengths-based approach, and provide a reflective space where you can unpack difficult cases, be challenged, explore team dynamics, critically reflect and learn from past successes and challenges, and be supported in your journey as you help others. If this is the type of support you’re after, give me a call on 020 401 06304.
My areas of interest are in individual reflective learning, general support, safe practice, career development, work/life balance and maintaining whole well-being;
Supervision serves many purposes for you as a social worker, the agency that employs you, the people you work with, the communities you work in and for the social work profession.
One important purpose is accountability. I am a supervisor who will make sure that you are operating safely as a social worker and that you are transparent about your work with your clients.
Another important purpose is identification, understanding what you do and why – putting the work that you are doing into a ‘big picture’ and not operating in isolation.
My supervision interest is in exploring, learning, supporting and contributing to building and maintaining/balancing ‘practitioner integrity and use of self’; My influencing supervisory frameworks include relational, solution focused, strengths based, appreciative inquiry, collaborative and holistic approaches with an applied systemic analysis.
I am interested in trauma informed models for clinical supervision. I have published internationally on vicarious traumatisation and resilience and am interested in offering supervision for those social workers engaged in dealing their own responses to their engagement with trauma-informed work.
Trauma informed and developmental responses; relational practice.
Supporting workers through registration and ANZASW membership processes.
Strengths based resilience focused practice, assisting supervisees to recognise and build on their strengths and develop their practice and new approaches. Focus on reflective practice and systems, whilst ensuring safe, accountable and professional practice. Child centred, family focused practice. Change process and developing teams. Individual and group supervision. Online and telephone supervision.
Coaching and mentoring to practitioners, team leaders and managers. Cross discipline supervision; Leadership development.
I am experienced in individual and group supervision for social workers and counsellors. I enjoy working with students and new practitioners and have provided supervision to a number of managers of agencies and to those in private practice. Narrative Therapy informs much of my supervision and other practice but it is not a requirement for supervisees to have this interest.
– To support practitioners wanting to further their career whether it is leaderships roles or professional development such as further tertiary qualifications.
– Have experience in providing External Supervision for students studying social work.
– Working with team dynamics and managing complex situations.
– Risk management and safe practice.
– Group and peer supervision. Working with difference.
– Leadership and management development.
– Managing work/personal life balance.
– Integrating theory and practice.
– Culturally safe practice.
– Fun, humourous and informative
I am Pasifika social work practice and am competent in Bicultural social work practice. Proud to be from South Auckland and have practiced in the area for many years.- To support social practitioners in what can be a challenging but a rewarding field.
Reflective practice with Social Workers, Supervisors and Managers in any setting.
Young people and their families, counselling, group work, reflective practice styles, brief solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, CBT. Available for students also.
I am interested in supervision within NGOs/community development, health and disability, cross discipline supervision, leadership development and mentoring, cross cultural supervision, and rural/remote practice (am available for Skype).
Providing individual and group supervision for practitioners and supervisors working in any setting.
Providing a safe environment which supports the supervisees learning. Working with team issues, working with others’ diversity, assisting with work, life balance, focus on safe practice. Knowledge of health issues & system.
An honest and hard working professional with 26 years experience as a Social Worker, Probation Officer, Group Facilitator, Supervisor, Trainer and Manager within both statutory organisations and NGO’s in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Passionate about Social Justice and committed to contributing to positive reality based change for workers and service users alike. I am motivated by working alongside others to help them overcome challenges and would like to continue to utilise these skills in a positive, energetic and supportive way.
I am especially interested in the benefits of reflective practice and in supervision’s role in developing healthier more functional workplaces. I am experienced in individual and group supervision for social workers, counsellors and other social practitioners
To enhance social work practitioners toward ” better and safer practices” through the following perspectives: Reflective, Problem Solving Solution, Strength Base and Mentoring to encompass whanau ora / wrap around interventions.
Providing Online Supervision to serve you anywhere in New Zealand (HIPAA Compliant).
Face-to-face available in Nelson.
I can offer you empowering discussions around parallel process, reflexive practice, transactional analysis, and organisation psychology.
I’m interested in inspirational practice so you can be a leader in your field. Leave a legacy by remaining enthusiastic and invigorated by your role, your team, and your communities. I’m curious as to why you became a social worker and how you look after yourself in your role. I’m fascinated by organisational psychology, ethics, boundaries, and reflexive practice. I am interested in mentoring and leadership and capacity building.
Online supervision. Management and Team Leader issues including HR. Work with Families, Family Violence, Managing complex situations, Working in Teams, Resilience and balance,Integrating Theory and Practice, Working bi-culturally, Tikanga derived practice models and tools, Reflective Practice, Social justice, Ethical Practice and challenges, support and development. Group supervision.
I am motivated to enable professionals to learn and develop their practice through reflective supervision grounded in theory. My approach is framed using Proctor’s “Three Key Functions” of supervision.
Professional Supervision for Social Workers. Clinical Supervision for Professionals either as a group or individually. Assistance with the setting up of productive peer supervision.
Community agencies, statutory work, management, group supervision, students and working with any one in the social service profession.
The role of mindfulness in supervision and practice
The use of Sand-tray work as a tool for reflection in supervision.
Supervision that promotes leadership and management in the social services and inspires professional, ethical and effective social work practice, achieves best outcomes with clients and grows a sustainable organisation. Critical reflective practice, culturally safe practice, professional wellbeing including mindfulness and professional and career development are key elements along with managing change and human resources.
A safe, supportive and challenging space is provided for supervisees that is conducive to learning through reflection, exploration, discovery and application. Your further inquiry is welcomed.