PROFESSIONAL SUPERVISIONNZ WIDE & ONLINE
Individuals – Teams – Groups
Professional supervision for counselling, social work, legal, medical and associated professions wanting to reflect on and develop effective and ethical practice.
Appointments online or on-site by negotiation.
Wendy Talbot PhD, PG Cert Couns Sup., MCouns., BCouns.
Member registered with NZ Association of Counsellors since 1995.
Drug and Alcohol Practitioners’ Association Aotearora-New Zealand (dapaanz) Supervisor since 2019.
Are you a practitioner looking for a confidential space for reflection and development of your professional identity and practice?
I approach supervision as a partnership that is developed collaboratively between practitioner/s and appropriately qualified, experienced colleagues. This includes the establishment of a contractual agreement that outlines how we agree to work together. The agreement may include monitoring of work, personal support and mentoring, and effective ethical practice. It may also explore the “relationships between people, theory, practice, work context and cultural perspectives” (NZAC, 2002, 9). These relationships include relevant legislation, codes of ethics and workplace policies and procedures.
My supervision practice draws mostly from relational, narrative approaches. This is guided by the idea that we are all in relationships – with ourselves, with those who consult us in our work, with our work contexts, professions and personal lives. Supervision conversations focus on understanding these relationships, the issues that impact on them and ways these might be effectively addressed. I prefer a curious, reflective style of inquiry and an holistic approach. Finding ways to effectively work across different theoretical perspectives and practice contexts is an important part of the contracting process.
Click here for a PDF copy of the NZAC Code of Ethics
Relevant qualifications include Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision, Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Counselling and Bachelor of Counselling.
Click here to learn more about me, my experience and qualifications.
Why Adventurous Conversations?
It can be risky to invite another professional into a supervision relationship and into your practice. At the same time, supervision provides a valuable opportunity to reflect on and address complex practice questions and challenges.
You can expect
- Professional, ethical practice
- A qualified, experienced supervisor informed by sound theoretical ideas
- To address what is most relevant and important to your practice
- Adventurous conversations
In our first supervision conversation
If you decide to engage in supervision, we will collaboratively develop a written, time-limited working agreement that includes
- Hopes, expectations and responsibilities for our work together
- Appointment times and availability
- Session bookings, cancellation and postponement
- Our theoretical approaches
- Documentation storage and access
- Our professional contexts
- Costs and methods of payment
- Our ethical codes and considerations
Choosing a professional supervisor is an important step to take. I offer a no obligation complimentary 30-minute phone or online consultation to discuss the possibilities for supervision.