Female Patient

Individual Clinical Supervision

I work collaboratively with counsellors, therapists and other health and welfare practitioners, to reflect on and improve their professional practice. As your 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. 

 

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!

My Approach:

 

My  supportive and non-judgmental approach allows supervisees to feel safe to talk about the real challenges in their work.

 

I offer an integrative and collaborative approach to supervision, which 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:

  • my approach
     

  • your needs and expectations
     

  • when and where we will meet
     

  • goals of supervision
     

  • any other concerns
     

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Focus of Supervision:

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

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

  • 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.

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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;
  • Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision;
  • Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with the Australian Association of Social Workers;
  • Level 4 Member of the Australian Counsellors Association.

Experience:

  • 25+ years experience in the human services field;
  • 18+ years experience in private practice;
  • 9+ years experience in supervisory roles;
  • 4 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.

You might also like to learn more about the option of group supervision.