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Clinical Supervision

I work collaboratively with psychotherapists, counsellors and other health and welfare professionals, to reflect on and improve their practice.

As a clinical supervisor, I can assist you to become a more effective practitioner by providing a confidential setting for you to explore thoughts and feelings about your work, reflect on cases, and experience new learning opportunities. 

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My Approach to Supervision:

 

I take a  supportive and respectful approach to supervision that allows supervisees to feel safe to talk about the real challenges in their work.

 

My collaborative style places your goals at the centre of the process. You will have the opportunity and support to develop your skills, learn new strategies, and increase your confidence.

Our Working Alliance:

Prior to starting supervision, we will have a discussion about how we might work together:

  • content of sessions
     

  • your needs and expectations
     

  • when and where we will meet
     

  • goals of supervision
     

  • any other concerns
     

Working in the helping professions can take a toll, so it is important to get the support you need to continue doing your good work supporting others.  Sometimes the personal and the professional can overlap and supervision can be a space to explore this.

 

If you feel that the issues you want support with are more personal than professional, we can discuss whether it is supervision or therapy that you would like to access. I specialise in providing therapy for therapists and am passionate about caring for carers!

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Focus of Supervision:

  • Reflective practice: examine personal reactions arising in clinical work; identify strengths and limitations; improve clarity and decision making.

  • Clinical guidance and feedback to build on supervisee strengths and create new learning opportunites.

  • Self-care and wellbeing: supportive and non-judgemental approach; stress management; work-life balance.

  • Ethical issues: attending to the safety and welfare of both client/patient and supervisee; ethical decision making.

  • Private practice: issues such as clinical procedure; marketing, networking, etc.

  • Healthy boundaries: working effectively with clients/patients and colleagues; conflict resolution strategies.

  • Professional identity: developing your own strengths and style, professional development, career planning and goal-setting.
     

Models of Supervision:

  • Psychodynamic: examine resistance, client/therapist reactions and relationship.

  • Cognitive Behavioural: learn new skills for use in clinical setting, challenging limiting beliefs.

  • Strengths based: facilitate supervisee's ability to apply their skills and knowledge.

Experienced and knowledegable clinical supervisor.

It is important to find the best clinical supervisor for your needs. In addition to a supportive and collaborative style, I have the following qualifications and experience:

Qualifications:

  • Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy;
  • Bachelor of Social Work (Honours);
  • Bachelor of Health Science;
  • Certificate IV in Training and Education;
  • Certificate of Individual and Group Supervision;
  • Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with the Australian Association of Social Workers;
  • Member of the Australian Counsellors Association: Level 4 & College of Supervisors.

Experience:

  • 28+ years experience in the human services field;
  • 20+ years experience in private practice;
  • 10+ years experience in supervisory roles;
  • 7 years experience teaching counselling in VET and HEd.

If you would like to discuss Supervision options, you can contact me via the telephone or email details listed below.  Alternatively you can look for a suitable time to book your supervision session and I will be in touch to discuss the details further with you.

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