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 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
Cultural and clinical supervision.
Experience in providing supervision to student social workers and counselors.
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.
Empowering Social Work Practitioners to make positive decisions that will benefit their client and whanau health and wellbeing. Enhance self-care and professional development according to their skills and abilities to further and strengthen their practice. Strengthen professional boundaries, Culturally safe practice and manage complex situations. Knowledge of different cultures that will not impede on client and whanau values. Balancing work and personal life, leadership and professional development. Integrating theory and practice.» Read more
Supervision is an essential part of professional growth for health and social service agency practitioners. I believe in the professional supervision process being enabling, useful and relevant for supervisees who are front line workers, managers and/or leaders. I work collaboratively to create a supervisory environment that is respectful, strengths based and solution focused, with a focus on sustaining professional wellbeing in the context of team, organizational and institutional dynamics and challenges.
I enjoy assisting practitioners to achieve culturally safe, high quality, ethical practice standards and to seek the best outcomes for clients and organizations. Encouraging practice that promotes critical reflection and analysis, linking theory to practice and advocating for continuing professional development.
I support culturally competent, responsive service delivery consequently awareness of te Ao Māori and matauranga Māori concepts, models and frameworks is the never- ending learning journey along with an increasing knowledge and understanding of models and frameworks from other cultural and ethnic groups in Aotearoa.
I can offer Supervision kanohi ki te kanohi (face to face) or Zoom. You are very welcome to contact me.
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
14 years social work experience in care and protection, school social work, child and adolescent mental health, and foster care. I am very passionate about the social work as a profession and have also provided field work education to a number of social work students. As professional supervisor my aim is to provide a supervision space where supervisees can feel safe and supported to share and learn from their practice through reflection on practice. The supervision relationship is a joint venture that provides a learning journey for both supervisor and supervisee.
Reflective and strength based practice to support and empower social workers and care professionals to provide the best outcome for their clients.
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
My interests in supervision are:
• Having a strengths based resilience focused approach to practice
• Reflective practice as it enables more accountable practice within the field of Social Work
• Having a deep understanding of the complexities when working within a diverse team and the different dynamics that can bring
• Life balance between work and personal wellbeing