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Professional support

At Āwhina Mai Wellbeing Services we recognise that one of the key ways people develop and remain sustainable in their career is through good supervision. 

We have an experienced team of supervisors who are here to encourage your reflective practice, navigate ethical dilemmas and support your wellbeing. 

Learn more about our friendly and professional team below.

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Julie Forman

Counsellor (Dip. Counselling, MNZAC and Member of the Resolution Institute)

Julie is a counsellor, supervisor, ACC sensitive claims provider, meditator and group facilitator. She is experienced in supporting children, teenagers and adults, with anxiety, depression, family and sexual harm, trauma, PTSD, low self-esteem, self-worth and confidence, future planning, parenting and relationship concerns either individually, as a couple or a family.

She enjoys facilitating the successful parenting programmes, Tuning into Kids™ and Tuning into Teens™, assisting parents to coach their children to support emotional regulation to enhance the relationship between parents and their teenage children.

Julie is passionate about supervision and is an advocate for regular supervision given the many challenges those in the helping profession face today. She offers supervision to counsellors, counselling students and other professionals in health, education and the business community.

Whether it be supervision or other work, Julie believes in the importance of providing a safe supportive space for people to work through the challenges they face. She uses a person centered, values and strengths approach, to support those she meets to create the futures, and life, they want.

When not supporting others, Julie is found either at the beach or on her yoga mat. She is a qualified yoga teacher in both a traditional style and Trauma Sensitive Yoga. 

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Kate Walkinshaw

Clinical Social Worker (BSW Hons)

Kate is a registered social worker experienced in the field of working alongside and providing therapeutic support to parents, rangitahi and tamariki in the school and home setting. 

Kate has facilitated several parenting programmes, including Incredible Years® and is trained in Tuning Into Kids™. Alongside this, her career also has included working within the family harm sector, and she is a qualified Family Disputes Resolution mediator. In this latter role Kate enjoys working with parents and caregivers who have separated, supporting them to make decisions that are in the best interests of their tamariki and facilitating clearer communication between co-parents moving forward.

Kate enjoys supporting other professionals in the sector with professional clinical supervision and holds a particular interest in supervising those who are new to the field. Her philosophy is strengths-based and is focused on reflective practice, encouraging supervisees to consider and utilise the skills they already have, and ones they would like to develop further.

Kate was born and raised in Ōtautahi and loves spending time with her whānau and time outside in the sunshine.

What is a clinical social worker?
A clinical social worker has a focus on evidenced based counselling and therapeutic skills to enhance the overall wellbeing of individuals. Through the use of these skills a clinical social worker seeks to restore and maintain emotional and mental wellbeing to individuals, families/whānau and wider communities.

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Nadia Dick

Team Leader/Counsellor (BTh, M.Couns.)

Nadia is passionate about presenting relevant and practical communication and wellbeing information in workplaces and offering parenting strategies in schools and community settings.

As well as being a qualified mediator, Nadia is a supervisor and integrated counsellor who applies several modalities to her work with a particular orientation towards Solution Focused-Brief Therapy. This is a present-future approach which looks at where you are now, what you might like to be different and a way to get there. This is the lens she brings to her work with both corporates, supervisees and individuals. 

Nadia and her family now live in Ōtautahi but have previously resided in a number of places around the world including Kampala, Cairns and the highlands of Papua New Guinea. Nadia loves cooking, travelling and coffee catch ups with friends.

We would love to hear from you!

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