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.» Read more
I am passionate about the empowering impact of effective social work practice at all levels, from the micro-skills of counselling and therapeutic intervention through to the macro-levels of policy. I am interested in the relationship between these different levels of practice and find that I am skilled at identifying the relationships between individuals, groups, contexts, systems and culture and the influence these have on each other. I have an appreciative inquiry approach to my supervision practice, looking at what is working well and building on that, as well as helping people to identify where they would like additional supports or could benefit from making stronger connections to theories, resources or networks. Navigating personal and professional identity as well as supporting safe and effective practice would be a focus of our time together.
I may have some low-cost vacancies for those working in the voluntary sector or on very low wages in the community sector. Please enquire.
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.
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 is 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, 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.
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.» Read more
Reflective practice, Interactive drawing therapy, focus on self-care, workplace safe practice, managing work/personal life balance» Read more