Currently the Lead DBT therapist at Te Whare Mahana and private practice . Available by videoconferencing or in person in Takaka. 25 years of social work DBT, somatic experiencing, narrative family therapy, supervision, self-care, psychodynamic, integrating Whanau Ora and other therapy practices, art therapy, leadership, parent and child/adolescents . Help you shine, learn, be effective and take care of yourself» Read more
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
Reflective practice where the supervisee is encouraged to explore matters from different perspectives, empower the individual professional to find alternatives to handling a situation, 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 would like to support other Social Worker’s with their clinical practice and/ or in their leadership and management development.
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
I have worked as a Social Worker and Addiction Clinician for the past 20 years and now am self-employed. I enjoy a number of roles including providing one on one and group supervision and am motivated towards supporting people reflect on their practice as well as help them meet their workforce development needs,
I am able to provide supervision from my office located in the Nelson CBD, via Video conferencing or at your workplace if appropriate.
My approach is based on Margaret Morrel’s Reflective and Developmental approach.
Key areas for me are mental wellbeing, stress management, self care and prevention of burnout based on lived experience and my work in health. I also offer support with systems and pathways for use general practice if desired.
I encourage regular review of ethics, standards and continued professional development. I often use a strength and task centred base and encourage goal setting, planning and vision.
I am keen to empower social workers to thrive passionately and safely.
Available for online/phone supervision
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
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
Strength based, Mindfulness (DBT), Reflective learning, 7 eyed model» Read more
I come from a strong strengths perspective and encourage people to have a good work/life balance. I encourage good, clear boundaries; good documentation and accountability. I enjoy supporting others to be the best they can be in safe, evidence based practise. Having worked with a number of Social Work students I am passionate about seeing them move from student to Social Worker.
I am able to provide supervision either in my office based at my home or at a location convenient to you.