“I am more than ever convinced that trying to work in any depth without supervision is like shooting the rapids without a life jacket.”
I meet monthly with my supervision clients - both individuals and teams- to review, discuss and reflect on their practice and experiences. Together, we take time to stop and think. Supervision offers a predictable reflective space which is crucial to optimal client service, sound decision making, worker well-being, and professional growth and development.
My aim is to provide support and debriefing as well as to facilitate the development of new knowledge, skills and abilities. My intention as a supervisor is to remain emotionally present and curious, so that my clients feel nurtured and cared for as well as challenged and extended.
Supervision agendas vary depending on individual needs, and whether I’m working with caseworkers, middle management or senior leaders within an organisation. In individual supervision we might explore and seek to understand:
clients’ needs and experiences,
parent-child and family dynamics,
worker well-being and strategies for managing the impact of work,
workers’ professional development goals and how to develop certain skills and abilities,
how to find hope and meaning in difficult work,
and (when working with managers) strategic organisational directions.
Most importantly, we also take time to celebrate achievements, identify strengths and reflect on professional growth over time.
Similar topics are addressed in team supervision. In addition, we may read and discuss research to challenge thinking and expand skills and knowledge in a certain area.
For more information about my current availability to take on new supervision clients, please contact me.