How Does Supervision Work?


Firstly please make contact and then we can arrange a time to meet.

Supervision is time for YOU... to stop... to sit... to reflect about your practice. Supervision is about a facilitated reflective process that you bring a clinical / work scenario to. My role will be to create a 'safe place' within a professional setting so that you can unpick, work through and think. We will start with a supervision contract so that we know we are on the same page, we understand what has brought you to supervision and that we mutually agree to continue. 

There are a variety of reflective models like The Reflective Learning Cycle by Beddoe and Davys (2010) and/or Te Whare Tapa Wha Model by Dr Mason Durie (1994) that will be utilised to guide each session so that ultimately you walk out with an action plan.  Whither it is about a clinical situation that happened or about how you are coping in your work context, I will listen, support, ask questions and gentle challenge if needed. Sometimes, just verbalising the issue is all that is needed. 


New Zealand College of Midwives Journal 39 (October 2008) focuses on support for midwifery practice.

There are two insightful articles that will give you further understanding around what supervision is.

  •  Mentorship, preceptorship and clinical supervision: three key processes for supporting midwives.
    by Sue Lennox, Joan Skinner and Maralyn Foureur 

  • Professional Supervision: reflection on experience. 
    by Liz Smythe and Carolyn Young

I will work under: 

  • The New Zealand College of Midwives’ Philosophy and Code of Ethics. The Standards of Midwifery Practice (NZCOM, 2018) and Turanga Kaupapa (Nga Maia, 2006).

  • Code of Health and Disability Services Consumer’s Rights (Health and Disability Commissioner Act, 2014).

  • The Privacy Act (1993) and being aware of the mandatory legal consequence of Section 45(2) and Section 35 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003.