Let's explore together with wonder and curiosity! A PACFA and AAOS accredited Clinical Supervisor, I aim to facilitate warm, culturally responsive and collaborative Group Supervision environments that nurture and sustain our wellbeing and vitality while fostering ethical practice. Open trauma informed Clinical Supervision Groups are available for accredited counsellors and psychotherapists in private practice and community settings. Occasional Nurture Supervision Group sessions are available to all practitioners.
I also facilitate Professional Supervision Groups for trauma informed practitioners from disciplines such as legal, domestic violence, community development and women's refuges.Agencies are invited to contact me for a quote to provide In-house Professional Supervision.
Over the years I've developed an integrative approach to Professional Supervision, practicing reflexively while learning from clients, colleagues and trainings. My approach to Group Supervision is informed by therapeutic training in person centred therapy, neuropsychotherapy, somatic psychotherapy and sandplay therapy. As a Clinical Supervisor, I am guided by the feminist psychotherapy supervisory model, particularly around issues of power, cultural responsiveness and decolonisation.
As a trauma informed Clinical Supervisor I am guided by best practice principles including safety, trustworthiness, collaboration, empowerment and choice. As a practicing Counsellor, I work primarily with individuals, families and communities who are experiencing complex trauma. Therapeutic practice contexts have included palliative care, employment assistance programs (EAP), community health, women's health, homelessness and case management.
I continue to learn and grow in my counselling, professional supervision and higher education teaching practices and am currently studying Aboriginal healing practices and knowledge as part of a postgraduate course in Creative Therapies.
"clinicians are guided not only by conscious, explicit dialogues and intellectual investigation, but also by natural flows of emotion, energy, and body-based information—hunches, gut feelings, behavioral impulses. These natural flows are the foundation of clinical intuition, the right-brain means by which therapists perceive and respond to relational patterns and non-conscious signals during psychotherapy." Terry Marks-Tarlow, 2012
You may wish to refer to 8ways pedagogy and protocols, with thanks and respect to the Peoples in Western NSW.
"left brain understanding of cognitive empathy and right brain, bodily-based emotional empathy", Allan N. Schore, 2019
You may wish to listen to the Therapist Uncensored podcast and review the resources including the 'free attachment bundle'