I am a passionate supervisor with 20 years of experience in the counselling and social work fields specialising in practice that is reflective and social justice focused. I have a particular interest and have worked with social workers who experience drug/alcohol and process addictions and work in statutory social work. I have many years experience working in the NGO sector in mental health, addictions, abuse and trauma, care and protection and SWiS.» Read more
Enabling practitioners of all levels to effectively reflect upon their practice in order to enhance and grow their skill and practice. Exploring practitioner well-being and safety within their work environment and caseload. Risk management, safe practice, vicarious trauma. Working with team dynamics, management issues, leadership development.» Read more
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
I work with supervisees in linking theory to practice, working through ethical dilemmas, managing work/life balance, career progression and employment issues.
I’m interested in working with managers and frontline staff, particularly in the field of family violence, programme development, CBT and trauma based approaches.
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.
I am an open, honest, and easy-going person. As a social worker I have work with a number of methods, theories and approaches. However, I use strength-based, therapeutic and practical approaches. I am also a trained CBT therapist. As I have been a social worker for a number of years I now have come to realize e and understand the importance of social work supervision, and for myself I know it has helped me to stay in my employment, and to develop as a more reflective professional rounded social worker.» Read more
Strengths-based, solution-focused, critically reflective practice. Supporting social workers who work with children, young people, adults, and families in the community. Utilising developmental, interpersonal, environmental, and trauma-informed assessment approaches. Best-practice techniques in promoting resilience, recovery and healing. DBT and Mindfulness approaches. Assessment and intervention approaches for self-harm and suicidal risk. Supporting social workers working with survivors of sexual abuse; domestic violence; PTSD; Grief; Depression; Anxiety; physical/medical health; and mental health conditions» Read more
Online supervision. Management and Team Leader issues including HR. Work with Families, Family Violence, Managing complex situations, Working in Teams, Resilience and balance,Integrating Theory and Practice, Working bi-culturally, Tikanga derived practice models and tools, Reflective Practice, Social justice, Ethical Practice and challenges, support and development. Group supervision.» Read more
Reflective practice, collaborative processes, application of theory to practice, management and leadership in social services, establishing and maintaining boundaries.
Social work background in community NGO and community development settings with many years’ experience in group facilitation and service delivery. Trained and experienced in peer coaching and leadership development through reflective practice and collaborative processes