I am passionate about supporting practitioners to achieve best practice within their mahi, as well as managing personal well being and encouraging professional growth.
I facilitate a reflective learning process that empowers practitioners to explore issues from various perspectives and make the best decisions they can. I also incorporate strengths-based and solution-focused approaches to build resilience, assist problem solving and achieve desired outcomes.
I have a particular interest in child focused practice – ensuring voices of tamariki are heard and their rights are upheld.
I am able to provide face to face and online (zoom) supervision.
I contextualize supervision as a conscious and thoughtful experience, one that is imbedded in a cultural context exploring theories of social and cultural differences. Focusing on mentorship, leadership, cultural humility and mutual learning through the process of creativity , supervision can become the platform to explore the complex issues that social workers face such as
Race, class, gender, sexuality and disability intersect.
There’s no human endeavour that can’t be improved with a little creativity, and social work is no exception. While social workers can draw upon any number of talking therapy and talking supervision, there are times when talk isn’t helpful or can’t be summoned.
As an Arts Therapist and Social worker I a hold full conviction that creativity and arts can open a back door to the psyche, soul and body. Allowing Supervisees to draw from that which they cannot be put into words, thus catalysing subsequent therapeutic conversations, and self exploration.
We will explore supervision in a way which involves the multifaceted ways of communicating, This can aid the process of connecting implicit traumas of the self into explicit knowledge , thus informing our social work practice by exploring the multilayers of trauma that social workers can experience as a result of our own and that of the work we engage and our clients traumas. In and become exposed.
Creative arts therapies Social Work Supervision can involve the use of the arts—visual art, music, dance and movement, drama, and poetry.
I am available to do online supervision- tele health. Spanish and English speaker
I operate within a number of theoretical and practice orientated frameworks including strengths and a relational approach.» Read more
I am keen to work with people of any gender, race, religion or ability. My main interest is to support and empower men to create positive change for themselves and those around them. I strongly encourage male involvement in the social service industry and I enjoy accessing opportunities to enhance clients’ non-oppressive leadership capabilities. I work collaboratively using client centred, strengths based, reflective and solutions focussed methods to disentangle and analyse issues and create effective solutions. I am available for in-person or on-line individual sessions.» Read more
I strive to provide a space so supervisees can reflect on their practice, processes, challenges, insights, struggles, achievements and learnings when managing complex cases. Empowering and facilitating best practice so supervisees can be prepared to make the best decisions in their field of practice in relation to risk and safe practice. Encouraging work/life balance.» Read more
I offer a reflective and supportive service, where I bring strong interpersonal skills. I hold value to listening with intent to understand, providing empathy and guidance to facilitate growth in professional practice and personal well-being. I use Davys and Beddoe’s (2010) Reflective Learning Model of supervision as my primary approach to support reflexive practice.
I provide an organic therapeutic approach, which is open and honest, driven by the learner, facilitated by myself as the supervisor; to support professional resilience, help to define new ways forward in your mahi and to enhance effectiveness as a social worker. I offer support to understand application of theory to practice, ensure accountability in terms of adhering to ethical and safe practices, support to nourish well-being and plan professional development pathways.» Read more
I use both my Social Work training and my Psychotherapy experience to provide clinical supervision. I enjoy supporting supervisees to reflect on their practice, learn and grow in their clinical work. I have lived experience of having a disability as I am blind and use a guide dog. This adds another perspective to the way in which I work with people.
I invite people to contact me and meet up in order to get a sense of how I work and whether you think this would enhance your practice.
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.