I operate within a number of theoretical and practice orientated frameworks including strengths and a relational approach.» 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.
Reflective practice and empowering social workers and care professionals to make the best decisions they can. Working with team dynamics and managing complex situations. Risk management and safe practice. Group and peer supervision. Working with difference. Leadership and management development. Managing work/personal life balance. Child focused practice. Integrating theory and practice. Culturally safe practice» 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
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
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
Promoting a safe, supportive and challenging environment to explore and develop your professional practice. I am passionate about professional and personal development, professional boundaries and self care. Incorporating Reflective practice, systemic approach, solution focused and strength based models of practice.
I enjoy working alongside students and new practitioners in support of integrating social work theory with practice and developing a culturally, ethically safe practise.
My traditions, values and beliefs are moulded through the connection to the land and nature; this connection has given me a sense of belonging and spiritual identity. I enjoy family, friends, pets and the great outdoors.
Reflective practice and empowering Social Workers to make the most informed decisions they can. To know themselves and what they bring in the way of beliefs and approaches, to be able to view their practice with distance while also empathising with clients. To do your best work in a structure that may not support that and the inherent tension that this creates for Social Workers. To advocate for our clients, to advocate for ourselves.» Read more