Currently the Lead DBT therapist at Te Whare Mahana and private practice . Available by videoconferencing or in person in Takaka. 25 years of social work DBT, somatic experiencing, narrative family therapy, supervision, self-care, psychodynamic, integrating Whanau Ora and other therapy practices, art therapy, leadership, parent and child/adolescents . Help you shine, learn, be effective and take care of yourself» Read more
I am passionate about empowering social workers to provide the highest quality of reflective practice they can. I have a great deal of experience in working with complex and vulnerable clients and feel I could be helpful in providing supervision for those also working with these challenges. I personally enjoy providing couple and family therapy and would love to help social workers eager to improve their practice in this area.» Read more
Social Work reflective practice modality, CBT, 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.
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
Reflective practice and empowering social workers to make the best decisions they can. 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.
‘Lived experience’ and client-centred approach. Practice-based research.
My specific issues are in the field of Mental Health, Addiction and Trauma Informed Practice. I am presently providing workshops for the Mental Health Education and Resource Center (MHERC) in Trauma Informed Practice and Self Care & Professionalism in the social and health sector. I have the capacity to work with groups, peers and clinical staff and use reflective and trauma informed practice models of support and models.» Read more
I am passionate about creating a work life balance that supports positive professional and personal growth. I see supervision as a safe space in which to reflect and challenge ones own practice in order to be able to provide a strong evidence based practice to empower ourselves and those we work with with an emphasis on risk management and safe practice. Working with team dynamics and managing complex situations within a culturally appropriate framework.» Read more
I am passionate about people being the best they can be in their roles, I have a big focus on self care and good health and safety at work.
I can help focus on a good work life balance, help you manage high complex cases and ensure safe practice.
I encourage reflection on your practice and yourself and integrate theory and good holistic practice in to the sessions. I am also interesting in encouraging safe cultural practice.