Do I have to be a Social Worker or working in the child protection field to work with you?
No, I work with all different types of professions. You might consider working with me if you like my approach or want to develop in the area of child protection. While my background has been in the Child Protection field I have many other skills including knowledge of vicarious trauma, leadership and developmental trauma to name a few.
What locations do you work in?
I am based in Sydney, however only offer sessions online at the moment, so I can work with anyone anywhere!
What hours do you work?
I work Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 5.30-pm to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9am-1pm. If these times aren’t suitable then feel free to get in touch as I can be flexible. Click on my booking page to see my available times.
What do you base your rates on?
The Australian Association of Social Workers currently recommends charging $195 for 1 hour of supervision. I charge less than this at $150 as I would like to encourage more practitioners to access Professional Supervision. Feel free to check out the AASW website for further information.
What are your qualifications?
I have a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Otago, New Zealand and am registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers.
I have completed a number of different courses and training over my career, including:
- The Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision- Clinical Supervision Services
- Professional Practice Supervision- University of Sydney
- Understanding and Responding to Vicarious Trauma- Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia
- Supervising and Management of Vicarious Trauma- Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia
- Child Protection: Children’s Rights in Theory and Practice- Havardx
- Circle of Security Facilitator training
- Tuning into Kids Facilitator training
- Incredible Years Facilitator training
This is just a selection of some of the trainings and courses I have completed. I am committed to continual professional development and regularly attend webinars, training and courses. I also receive my own professional supervision.
What theories do you use in your work?
I use many theories in my approach but if I was to choose a few it would be person centred, psycho dynamic, systemic and strengths based. I also base my supervision sessions on a number of models including the Seven Eyed Model, Gibbs Model of Reflection and Kolb’s learning style.
Can I claim my supervision sessions back on tax?
Yes, Professional Supervision is a work related expense. However I am not an accountant so you should check with your own accountant before making a claim.
What is your cancellation policy?
I ask that you give me 24 hours notice when cancelling an appointment otherwise I may need to charge you. Of course for illness or emergency I can be flexible. Please remember that I am a small business and so last minute cancellations means an impact on my income.
What is the Practitioner Passion Project?
This is a 6 week program I run, aimed at Social Workers and Child Protection Practitioners who are feeling stuck in their career and are looking for some direction. There are 6 modules plus group coaching sessions to support you in this journey. Check out my course page to learn more.