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
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
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
I am interested in end of career transitions; balancing enjoyable part-time work with the creation of the older person’s desired lifestyle. A time when a person needs to navigate their way through a variety of stages, protecting their ongoing needs and wellbeing. They may be subject to ageism and the pressure to leave employment, along with other challenges e.g. loss of confidence, grief of letting go etc.
Mature age work force transitions
Empowering social workers
Client centred (as different from contract driven)
Solution focus – strength based
Making the net work
Systems – organisational culture
Strengths-based, solution-focused, critically reflective practice. Supporting social workers who work with children, young people, adults, and families in the community. Utilising developmental, interpersonal, environmental, and trauma-informed assessment approaches. Best-practice techniques in promoting resilience, recovery and healing. DBT and Mindfulness approaches. Assessment and intervention approaches for self-harm and suicidal risk. Supporting social workers working with survivors of sexual abuse; domestic violence; PTSD; Grief; Depression; Anxiety; physical/medical health; and mental health conditions» Read more
Strength based, Mindfulness (DBT), Reflective learning, 7 eyed model» Read more
I offer individual, group and team supervision and work from a strengths-based, solution focused, collaborative approach in supervision that supports reflective and safe practice. I am very focused on offering supervision which is relevant to the Aotearoa/NZ bicultural context. I am also experienced in providing supervision remotely via FaceTime/Zoom or Skype or phon» Read more