Group & Individual Supervision

Group Supervision

Group supervision with colleagues can be an extremely helpful process that can enhance reflective practice, team cohesion, trust, understanding and skill sharing. As an experienced facilitator Ursula has worked in diverse workplaces providing group supervision to counsellors, lawyers and domestic violence workers. Ursula consults with workplaces to find the right supervision model for them.

The needs of the team will be carefully considered to find the right balance between expert input and facilitation to resource the team and draw out and consolidate individual and team knowledge for that team at the time.

The needs and model will be reviewed in an open and transparent way to ensure the supervision process grows as the team grows. Ursula has provided group supervision for many community agencies, including state-wide family violence services and multiple community legal services.

Individual Supervision

Ursula specialises in providing supervision to helping professionals who work with people with complex issues. Supervision provides a safe, supportive and reflective space for people to increase their awareness and knowledge of how to effectively help others and look after themselves in the process.

Ursula’s supervision style is developmental in that it aims to meet the supervisee where they currently are in their work. The needs of a beginning counsellor will be different from those of an experienced therapist and the needs of a refuge worker may be different from a family support worker. Ursula will help the supervisee to become aware of and articulate their supervision needs.

Ursula can help provide the ‘nuts and bolts’ of helping others with teaching and resourcing. As the creator of The Shark Cage framework, she can help workers to integrate Shark Cage interventions into their existing helping style and expand and connect these interventions to broader therapeutic models.

Ursula is experienced in using cognitive Behavioural therapy, Schema therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, EMDR, Attachment theory, Narrative therapy and strength based approaches.

All these therapeutic models are filtered through a systemic trauma informed lens and are based on a foundation of the gold standard three phased approach to working with people who have experienced trauma.

She can also provide a deeper level of process orientated supervision which focus’ on issues of counter transference and the interaction of helper and client attachment styles. Ursula uses a strength based framework in her supervision which helps to draw out, develop, highlight and consolidate strengths in the supervisee. The style and level of supervision will be developed and reviewed collaboratively.

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