Social Work reflective practice modality, CBT, Te Ao Maori and Kaupapa Maori principles, 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
I provide strengths based supervision where its a safe place to reflect on practice and any challenges that may arise. I like the Tuakana/Teina model, where we both contribute to learning and acknowledges and validates the experience of the workers without having to have had the same experiences myself. I always acknowledge best practice, healthy boundaries and self care/compassion as we do our work with people. I enjoy the continual opportunities to put theory into practice and awareness of cultural needs and responses in the workplace.
It is my intention to help workers feel valued in their work and to be able to feel confident in their skills and abilities and recognise areas where they might need extra support or growth.
I am happy to provide supervision face-to-face or through Zoom if out of region.
Reflective practice where the supervisee is encouraged to take on another perspective and view certain matters through a different lens, empower the individual professional to find alternatives to handling a situation themselves, provide provoking through processes, 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 struggled to find a supervisor who would be able to support me in my clinical practice as well as in my leadership and management development. That fact motivated me to provide supervision to Social Workers and other professionals who may have had similar experiences.
My children are being raised bilingual (German/ English) and bi-cultural and therefor I believe I have some insights into bi-culturalism.
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
Supervising professionals working in social services and health contexts, I highly value facilitating a safe space to hypothesise and formulate case material without judgement. I view supervision as a vital and rewarding opportunity to reflect on the work together, to foster professional development, and provide guidance and support.» Read more
When offering supervision I work from a strengths based perspective with the aim to empower the individual to work from a place of confidence and to become the best version of themselves. I always take an holistic approach that will be in line with what the clinician need at a given time but that also meets the needs of where the clinician is at in the career and/or education.
Personally, a value supervision that is a balanced mix between support/debriefing and broadening my clinical scope and knowledge.
In supervision I encourage reflective practice to explore ethical, boundary and practice issues whether the supervisee is young in their career or well established.
Choosing a new supervisor can be difficult, I’m happy to meet and discuss what supervision might look like over a coffee with no obligation to continue.
Areas of experience and interest:
-Community and residential work
-Leadership and managing teams
-Faith based NGO’s
-Working with refugees
-Trauma informed care
-Social services working in the education sector
Reflective practice and empowering social workers 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. Integrating theory and practice. Culturally safe practice.
‘Lived experience’ and client-centred approach. Practice-based research.
Reflective practice and empowering social workers and care professionals to make the best decisions they can. These include working within a multidisciplinary team dynamics and managing complex situations with a focus of risk management and safety at the forefront of your practice. To intensify your curiosity towards leadership & management development. Providing option for work/personal life balance. Integrating theory and practice. Culturally safe practice with a competent understanding of Tikanga & Kawa concepts for best pathways for Maori clients & whānau.» Read more
I have always had children and their families at the heart of what I do. I strongly believe that we can make a difference in their lives and to do so is a privilege.
I will work with you to reflect on and strengthen your practice and together we can develop strategies to keep you growing, healthy and strong in your work. I believe we cam learn much from what we do well and build on these successes hence my approach is strength based and solution focused.
I deeply value the importance of the supervision relationship and the need to provide a safe, supportive space where there is the freedom to openly express your self – with the confidence that your voice will be heard in an empathic, confidential and non-judgemental setting.» Read more