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
My study at Te Wānanga in 2017 allowed development and consolidation of my own bicultural model of Kaitiakitanga and supervision interweaving Te Āo Maori values. The story of my ancestors of English and Tahitan descent help me to consider a bicultural journey as way to reflect on how we are to engage in relationships. Āta, Ako and Āhurutanga are the tenets to my model. I draw upon their lessons of careful deliberation, reciprocal learning, in developing a safe space. Growth, mana and transformation are central to the supervisory relationship and reflective practice core to this.» Read more
I assist practitioners to develop their self-care techniques that they utilize during their work to ensure they are ready and able to perform their duties to their highest standard at all times.
I provide both ongoing supervision and annual self-care supervision for practitioners in the helping professions.
My supervision approach is based on strength based relational practice and acknowledges the inherent value, opportunities and challenges/risks of working within human services.
I believe self care, and professional development are essential aspects of social work practice as are the opportunities to reflect, enquire and make changes.
My approach encompasses appreciative enquiry, motivational interviewing and solution focused. I believe supervision is a doorway to possibilities, action and hope. It requires integrity, curiosity, clarity, openness from both the supervisor and supervisee.
I offer sessions with individuals and within group/peer supervision.
I appreciate working within cross cultural and multidisciplinary contexts.
I have a personal experience of neurodiversity so believe I can offer insight into this in a professional/work context
Strengths-Based & Reflective Supervision. Child-Centred Approach, Self-Care, Safety Planning, The Recovery Model.
I am passionate about helping students and new graduates explore their new-found passion within Social Work with an emphasis on Self-Care and Theory to Practice.
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 deeply value the importance of the Kaitiaki/supervision relationship and the need to provide a safe, supportive space where there is the freedom to openly express yourself – with the confidence that your voice will be heard in an empathic, confidential and non-judgemental setting.
My supervision practice is based on upholding Mana of both the supervisee and supervisor- Mana Atua, Mana Tipuna, Mana Tangata, Mana Motuhake. This is a reflective practice using my own reflection framework called KA TU TE MANA – KA TU TE ORA
I also have experience and ongoing interest in the areas of student supervision and the benefits of group and peer supervision.
I am available to provide supervision face to face and/or via zoom or skype
Solutions focused, reflective practice, strengths based.
24 years working in care and protection services, including 10 years social work (residential care and protection) 6 years caregiving/relief caregiving (residential care and protection) 4 years team leader (care and protection) 2 years practice management (social workers in schools)
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.