I am a passionate supervisor with 20 years of experience in the counselling and social work fields specialising in practice that is reflective and social justice focused. I have a particular interest and have worked with social workers who experience drug/alcohol and process addictions and work in statutory social work. I have many years experience working in the NGO sector in mental health, addictions, abuse and trauma, care and protection and SWiS.» Read more
Reflective practice with Social Workers, Supervisors and Managers in any setting.» Read more
I began tertiary study as an adult student and believe that education is a life long process. Professional supervision is a site of learning led by the supervisee and supported by the supervisor. My approach to work and life is about creating solutions rather than looking at the obstacles or barriers that often hinder the possibilities for action or change. My aim is to make supervision a fun, enjoyable, honest yet challenging experience where practitioners have the opportunity to reflect on their practice and grow and develop both personally and professionally I support making connections between theory and practice, raising critical consciousness, incorporate adult learning principles and a sociological perspective when considering practice and interventions. I have a particular interest in: professional leadership, social workers as managers, anti-oppressive practice, career development, personal & professional wellbeing and ethical decision making.» Read more
The primary theories and models that I work from are Reflective practice, Strengths based, Client centered and Narrative theory.
This I believe assists the Social Worker to be empowered and confident in their practice with clients and in turn provide safe and effective delivery of service to clients. This within the boundaries and policy guidelines of the agencies they work within. Alongside this is the supporting/facilitating the balance or work and personal life.
A supportive point of contact where you can reflect and develop as a professional clinician. Strong focus on mindfulness, motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapies and linking these to self care and clinical practice.» Read more
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.» Read more
Service development, team and organisational management, child, youth and family focused practice, student placements» Read more
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.
Supervision interests required» Read more