Jo Bader

Developing critically reflective practice, integrating theory and practice, boundary setting and maintaining alongside compassionate practice, macro thinking as well as fine tuning personal strengths and potential, systems thinking, whole person ie integrating body and brain responses, culturally sound practice.

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Bianca Johanson

Kia ora! I am a warm, approachable senior social worker who understands the pitfalls and dynamics of the social work field. My focus is on supervision being about you as the practitioner, creating balance in your life and self care. We can explore any issue that you would like to bring to supervision to unpack and reflect and develop your social work practice. I am a Maori supervisor and position myself strongly within a bicultural approach when working with you. Nga maanaaki.

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Chris Hickson

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

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Liz Langham

I believe that professional supervision, like social work, should be responsive, perceptive, creative, purposeful and empowering. I offer a safe space to reflect on your practice context, your professional practice, your own wellbeing and how these weave together. I am committed to helping you discover what works in your practice and to enhancing this in whatever way possible – connecting you to yourself through reflection and helping you connect you to others through thoughtful action. I can support your growth as a practitioner through ongoing learning, resourcing, and support. I have worked in a wide range of roles and settings and bring this diversity of experience to supporting you in your role. I may have some low-cost places available for those working in the voluntary sector as I believe that good supervision should be accessible to everyone

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Ariella Bond

Social work is a wonderful, and at times, challenging profession. From my experience I know that good support is essential to the success or failure of the work we do.
My passion is to support people like you, who are giving their all to help others. I know the value of a safe, confidential space, for someone to be with you in the hardest moments – the very thing we are often providing for those we work with. Over the years I have supervised people in various roles from family violence, care and protection, through to community-based and specialised social work. My supervision supports people to provide the best service to those in need, whilst also developing themselves both personally and professionally, and maintaining overall wellbeing.
Relationship is key in supervision, so it’s important to find the right fit. I work from a relational and strengths-based approach, and provide a reflective space where you can unpack difficult cases, gain clarity, be challenged, explore team dynamics, critically reflect and learn from past successes and challenges, and be supported in your journey as you help others. If this is the type of support you’re after, give me a call on 020 401 06304.

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Nicki Lishman

My private work has involved counselling young people, delivering education and training for social service and health professionals, and also providing supervision to social workers.

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Merrill Simmons-Hansen

Developing and maintenance of reflective practice. Culturally safe practice. Workplace and team dynamics. Coping with change. Work life balance. Maori models of practice. Care and protection. Family dynamics and relationships. Child management and behavior.

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