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What is it and why is it so important?

Professional supervision is a formal process by which qualified professionals can meet, share clinical information, engage in reflective discussions, review their current workload and develop critical analytical skills. A process like this should take place between two or more professionals, either on a regular one-to-one basis or in group sessions.

We can support individuals or teams in this process of professional learning and development that allows individuals to reflect on and develop their knowledge, skills, and competence through supported discussion and collaboration.

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Our Professional Supervisors

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PGDIP Narrative Counselling

Professional Supervisor

Coralie Gibson

Coralie is a registered Counsellor with NZAC and holds a Post-grad diploma in Narrative Counselling. Coralie takes a person-centered and strength-focused approach. Coralie brings 30+ years of experience working in the health care profession being a Nurse and a Midwife. She enjoys working alongside all people and considers it a privilege to journey with people through their loss and grief.

Coralie offers clinical supervision to professionals and offers a supportive and nourishing experience so you can continue to work safely, ethically and look after yourself.

Averill Waters

Averill has held positions in a range of organisations, including schools, universities, and a variety of community organisations. She has been chairman of Highbury House, National Executive Member of Playcentre and is currently the secretary of the Auckland branch of New Zealand Association of Counsellors. Averill has presented at a range of conferences and has published a number of papers on counselling practise and cross-cultural perspectives. She places a high value on respect, compassion, and social justice - values that underpin her work.

“The kato (woven bag) represents my hope for our conversations – that they will weave together to shape something that is useful and productive, creating a stronger story of your professional identity. The strands that form the bag, represent contributions that each of us brings to the supervision, helping to enhance our partnership and practice”

MNZAC | B.A. | M. Couns (First Class Hons) | Post Grad Cert (Counselling Supervision)Professional Supervisor

MNZAC | B.A. | M. Couns (First Class Hons) | Post Grad Cert (Counselling Supervision)

Professional Supervisor

MNZAC | BA (Hons) | PGDipEd (Couns) | MEd (Couns)(Hons) | MACBSProfessional Supervisor

MNZAC | BA (Hons) | PGDipEd (Couns) | MEd (Couns)(Hons) | MACBS

Professional Supervisor

Johann van den Berg

Johann is a professional supervisor and counsellor in private practice on the North Shore. He also does some teaching and examining at tertiary level in counselling. Johann migrated from Africa to New Zealand in 2001. He has worked at tertiary level as a counsellor, having completed post graduate studies at the University of Auckland as a mature student.

Johann continues to enjoy the journey alongside students in their growth as practitioners, as well as the challenges and complexities faced by experienced practitioners. He has a keen interest in loss and grief, cultural difference, migration and marginalization in its various forms, and assisting clients in reaching their full potential. Johann is passionate about the arts and lives on the North Shore with his partner and energetic canine companion.

Nola Forsyth

Nola has worked in social services and counselling for many years and is a trained Professional Supervisor. Nola has managed a team of counselling staff, along with counselling students and researchers and has counselled a very wide range of people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.  

Nola has a breadth of experience in individual, couples, family and group work, including counselling for loss and grief, relationship issues, depression and anxiety, eating issues, sexually harmful behaviour, domestic violence, and employee assistance. She is warm, empathetic, safe, ethical and client centered.  

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MSW (A) Hons

Registered Celebrant



Professional Supervisor

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