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
I provide a safe space for quality supervision focused on best practice. Supervision is collaborative, holistic and supervisee needs driven.
I incorporate strengths-based and solution focused approaches utilising a reflective learning model.
I can do supervision face to face, in groups and remotely for social workers or managers in other settings.
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.
Recently I have started my own private practice where I am currently providing ACC ISSC Counselling and Social Work Support. I am also a New Zealand Registered Celebrant.
If you are interested or have any queries please feel free to get in contact.
Social Work reflective practice modality, CBT, Empowering new graduate development, Empowering professionals within therapeutic modalities. Managing complex work situations and team dynamics, providing professionals with professional development opportunities and connections, trauma informed care.» Read more
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.
I am an experienced supervisor with extensive experience supervising social workers and others in health and community settings.
I bring to my work a range of social work skills and experience that I have gathered throughout my twenty plus years of working. I use a strengths based approach incorporating your experiences of success from a range of settings and apply these to the variety of issues you bring to supervision. I use the principles of response based practice focusing on upholding dignity and recognising how you have demonstrated resistance to adversity; using this to make sense of your responses in your current situation. Supervision also promotes opportunity to review how we work to achieve equity for Māori and address social justice issues. I am a skilled listener focusing on the here and now, while still attending to the bigger picture.
Available for supervision via phone or video conferencing.
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.
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
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