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
My approach is to work with a strengths based outlook to provide a safe space in order to enable reflective thought with an eye on personal wellbeing and professional growth. I have social work experience primarily in the education field, working with adolescents and their families, mental health assessment and therapeutic interventions and working with related professionals. As a supervisor I have worked with social workers with a variety of roles, from students to experienced social work practitioners and managers. I am also experienced and enjoy working with those who are new to supervision or from allied professions where professional supervision is not common practice.
I am able to work both in person or with a digital platform.
I am interested in reflective practice and empowering social workers and care professionals to be the best that they can be. Working with team dynamics and managing complex situations. Professional, career and self development. Managing work/life balance with a focus on self care. Integrating theory into practice. Culturally safe practice. Supporting new graduate social workers as well as social workers at any stage in their practice.
If you are interested or have any queries please feel free to get in contact.
Te Whare Tapa Wha
Critical reflective practice
Leadership and Management development
Integrating theory and practice
Working with differences
Culturally safe practice
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.
Reflective practice where the supervisee is encouraged to take on another perspective and view certain matters through a different lens, empower the individual professional to find alternatives to handling a situation themselves, provide provoking through processes, leadership and management development, time management and efficiency within the work space, supporting safe and high quality practice, supporting analysis and creative and innovative ways to solution findings, risk management.
As an experienced Social Worker working in leadership I struggled to find a supervisor who would be able to support me in my clinical practice as well as in my leadership and management development. That fact motivated me to provide supervision to Social Workers and other professionals who may have had similar experiences.
My children are being raised bilingual (German/ English) and bi-cultural and therefor I believe I have some insights into bi-culturalism.
Outside of my work life I enjoy and believe in an active and healthy lifestyle.
I offer supervision via Skype or face to face at a location convenient to you. I am based in rural Hamilton
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
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.
Reflective practice and empowering social workers to make the decisions for their clients. Working with team dynamics and managing complex situations, risk management and safe practice.» Read more
Reflective practice and empowering social workers and care professionals to make the best decisions they can. These include working within a multidisciplinary team dynamics and managing complex situations with a focus of risk management and safety at the forefront of your practice. To intensify your curiosity towards leadership & management development. Providing option for work/personal life balance. Integrating theory and practice. Culturally safe practice with a competent understanding of Tikanga & Kawa concepts for best pathways for Maori clients & whānau.» Read more