I am an experienced counsellor and supervisor and a full member of NZ Association of Counsellors since 1997. I have managed a successful private counselling practice for 25 years and provide professional supervision in Westport and Greymouth, and by Skype throughout Aotearoa and Australia.
I supervise professionals in many fields, including counselling, education, social work, support agencies, management and medical practice. I bring a combination of experience, combined with a willingness to learn and remain open to changing contexts. I will respect the inherent dignity, culture and experience of you and your workplace.
As we develop a relationship and environment of clear boundaries I will help you:
Continual professional development and my own supervision refresh my practice and ensure clarity, confidentiality and ethical accountability. I have access to a range of supervisory approaches, and use gentle but challenging enquiry, careful listening and solution-focussed methods. I am currently particularly inspired by reflective learning theory and the potential of a collaborative supervisory relationship.
You are welcome to contact me for an initial half hour free of charge.
Working with people who have experienced the trauma of sexual abuse and family violence. I have a thorough understanding of complex trauma and the process of recovery. Also, interpersonal well-being, grief, stress, anxiety and depression.
My approach is to build a trustworthy relationship where people feel safe to explore ways through the issues which are affecting them. Having worked for many years with people from a range of backgrounds, genders and cultures my practice recognises the inherent dignity of each person. I draw on array of effective therapeutic approaches to meet individual needs, with a fundamental understanding that we have the ability to overcome adversity, create change, resilience and wellness at any point in our lives.
I have managed a successful private counselling practice for 25 years. Throughout my working life I have undertaken regular professional development and robust supervision. This refreshes my practice, ensuring I have an array of traditional and contemporary methods to draw on to meet specific needs of supervisees or clients.