Clinical Supervision Service

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I work with counsellors, therapists and other health and welfare practitioners within a safe, supportive relationship, 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.

(If you would like non-clinical professional support, you may prefer to access my Professional Coaching service).

 

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.

Focus of Supervision:

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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.

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

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

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

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

Models of Supervision:

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

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

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

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 issues

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
  • Specialised training in Clinical Supervision

Experience:

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