• Joel Brittenden SWRB, ANZASW

    Therapy and Supervision

    Supervisor, Clinical Social Worker. SWRB, ANZASW

    B.Theo., Master (Applied) SW

    I’m an experienced Registered, Clinical Social Worker offering both Talking Therapies and professional supervision to social workers and others working in the social services sector.

     

    Therapy

    I work therapeutically with adolescents (16 years and up) and adults. Often entering therapy and a therapeutic relationship can be a daunting step. My approach to therapy is to offer a safe and supportive environment to openly examine relationships and patterns that may be causing distress and then together establish new skills and patterns.

     

    Supervision

    In supervision I encourage reflective practice to explore ethical, boundary and practice issues whether the supervisee is young in their career or well established.

    My own practice experience has been in the NGO sector in community and residential adolescent and adult mental health services. More recently I have been working in the education sector promoting wellbeing in schools for children, parents and staff.

    Choosing a new supervisor can be difficult, I’m happy to meet and discuss what supervision might look like over a coffee with no obligation to continue.

     

    Areas of experience and interest:

    • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
    • Mentalising and Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT)
    • Mental Health
    • Community and residential work
    • Leadership and managing teams
    • Faith based NGO’s
    • Working with refugees
    • Trauma informed care
    • Peer supervision
    • Social services working in the education sector
    • Experience working in Mental Health NGO sector working with youth and adults in residential and community settings.
    • Supervision experience with Social Workers and support staff.