My interests are the development of practice competence, issues of social justice, recognising potentially unsafe practice and facilitating the learning potential in all of us. I bring a Maaori worldview and a lived experience of most social issues affecting NZ society, with a focus on critical reflection in supervision as the catalyst for transformative learning.» Read more
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
Enabling practitioners of all levels to effectively reflect upon their practice in order to enhance and grow their skill and practice. Exploring practitioner well-being and safety within their work environment and caseload. Risk management, safe practice, vicarious trauma. Working with team dynamics, management issues, leadership development.» Read more
Reflective practice with Social Workers, Supervisors and Managers in any setting.» Read more
Ethics, values and congruence in practice.
Person-centred, strength based and solution focused theory.
Developing a critically reflective practice.
Self-care and work life balance.
Integrating theory to understand and inform practice.
New graduate Social Worker development.
Work place dynamics and professionalism.
Managing complex cases and safety at work
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
Promoting a safe, supportive and challenging environment to explore and develop your professional practice. I am passionate about professional and personal development, professional boundaries and self care. Incorporating Reflective practice, systemic approach, solution focused and strength based models of practice.
I enjoy working alongside students and new practitioners in support of integrating social work theory with practice and developing a culturally, ethically safe practise.
My traditions, values and beliefs are moulded through the connection to the land and nature; this connection has given me a sense of belonging and spiritual identity. I enjoy family, friends, pets and the great outdoors.
I aim to provide a safe space for supervisees to reflect on their practice,
and to come away feeling heard, supported and empowered. I am an accredited and trained Incredible years facilitator. I am a member of ANZASW and a registered social worker with current annual practicing certificate.
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.» Read more
6 years experience of community based social work, Lead Professional (Children’s Team), and therapeutic support with families, children, young people, and adults (health, mental health, sexual abuse, violence, trauma, anger); 2 years health social work (hospital and community based); 4 years secondary school counselling; 8 years teaching on the Massey University and Victoria of Wellington University Human Development and Counselling Team (Lecturer and Research Supervisor).» Read more