Professional Supervision

Social Workers, Counsellors, and other
Allied Health Professionals.

Toni Ryan (Insight’s Practice Owner), is a qualified Social Worker, with a Graduate Diploma in Counselling. Toni has over 20 years practice experience and is an accredited member of the Australia Association of Social Workers. 

Toni has over 15 years supervision experience; working with organisations, professionals and students. Toni has significant experience in providing professional supervision to a range of professionals including: Social Workers, Counsellors, Occupational Therapists, Play Therapists, Nurses, Support Workers, Students etc.

Supervision is offered in person, by phone, or via Skype.

Insight’s office is located in Darwin’s Northern Suburbs (Wulagi), and has appointments during and after business hours. Services are offered in Office, by Skype, and Phone.

Fee’s vary depending on your chosen service and appointment times. Insight offers affordable pricing in accordance within the AASW’s Recommended Schedule of Fee’s. Click on the link below for pricing.

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If you would like to explore the possibility of a supervisory relationship,
please contact 0421 596 649 for a free phone consultation.


What is Supervision?

Clinical supervision is used in social work, counselling, and other allied health professions engaged in helping people. Professional supervision is a positive process that offers the opportunity to analyse and reflect on practice; ensuring competent and accountable practice. Supervision aims to improve practice skills, and increase the supervisee’s understanding of professional, ethical, and clinical issues. Clinical supervision ensures professional standards are maintained, and provides ongoing professional development and support.

Supervision ensures professionals have ongoing support and development. Employees working within helping professions often experience high rates of burn-out and stress. This can lead to ‘compassion fatigue’ and other work related issues.  Regular supervision is an effective tool which aims to increase worker resilience and skill development, ensuring ongoing job satisfaction, and the space to reflect on and develop future practice.

Benefits of external supervision

Some workplaces provide internal supervision for their employee’s. This is often delivered by line managers, and sessions may be focused more on organisational needs, rather than the supervisee’s needs. There may also be limited time to focus on professional development, critical reflection, and case review. In certain situations, the supervisee may not feel comfortable disclosing information during internal supervision out of performance or relationship concerns. 

Participation in external supervision allows the sessions to be free from workplace politics and performance. External supervision allows the supervisee to feel safe, providing opportunities for the supervisee to disclose any issues as they arise. 

Some organisations value the benefits of external supervision and agree to pay on behalf of staff, for the cost of supervision, allow time-in-lieu, or allow staff to attend appointments during their work hours.

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