About me

I am a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse Consultant with over 30 years experience, across public, private and primary mental health and drug and alcohol settings - in clinical, management and leadership roles. I currently work predominantly in the primary mental health services, as a mental health nurse consultant and I have a small caseload of individual and group supervision clients. I am also a freelance writer and am a regular mental health nurse writer for Nurse & Midwife Support.

My experience

I have worked in senior nursing education, management and clinical leadership roles across my mental health nursing career. I have also established clinical supervision frameworks, policies and training programs in a number of services/organisations in which I have worked. The majority of my roles have been within acute bed-based services, community and outreach teams and primary health settings (including First Nations Peoples organisations). Throughout my career, I have sustained a high level of commitment and passion for the process and practice of clinical supervision, and have facilitated individual and group sessions (across all service sectors) for both nursing specific and multi-disciplinary teams. My own clinical supervision with a Mental Health Nurse and Family Therapist in private practice has spanned much of my career, but currently I am in receipt of a Peer Model of Clinical Supervision. I have a background in Quality and Risk and I am also a trained Gestalt Psychotherapist.

My current role/work

My current work/role is as an independent clinical supervision/reflective practice provider and Credentialed Mental Health Nurse Consultant. I work part-time, providing clinical supervision, organisational consulting and the preparation of credentialing and professional applications for Mental Health Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and allied health professionals. I also facilitate Wellbeing and Self-care professional development sessions.

My training

My formal training as a clinical supervisor occurred in my earlier years - predominantly in public sector services, and I have facilitated numerous clinical supervision training programs during that time and since then. As I will indicate in the next section my model of clinical supervision fits with that of a Developmental Model that focuses on growing and supporting the role of the supervisee (s).

My approach to supervision

My style and approach as a clinical supervisor is grounded in both my practice and philosophy as a Mental Health Nurse, but also in the theoretical underpinnings and values of Phenomenology, Field Theory and Dialogical Relating as they relate to the provision of clinical supervision. I work to facilitate the supervisee's increased understanding and development of their role, the clients they work with and the organisational context/settings in which they work. So, my style is facilitatory, and supportive. I work with genuineness, attention to process, integrity and respect for both my own values and those of the supervisee (s).

Discipline:
Registered Nurse (mental health nurse qualified)
Specialty areas:
Older Persons Mental Health,Adult Mental Health,Inpatient,Community,Management,Leadership,Quality Improvement,Project Design & Management,Workplace Wellbeing
Mode of delivery:
In person,Phone,Online
Frequency:
Fortnightly,Monthly
Supervision size:
Individual,Group
Service/Organisation:
Private individual provider
Reciprocal arrangements:
No

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
Though I work part-time, I have flexibility across the working week.
Mornington Peninsula, Frankston, Dandenong.
Geographical area availability for supervision
$130
/
60minutes