I offer a range of services including the following:

  • Social work interventions for individuals, couples and families.
  • Counselling for individuals, couples and families, specialising in grief, adjustment to living with mental illness and/or disability.
  • Child and adolescent mental health social work and support.
  • Family work, including family violence and child safety.
  • Advocacy regarding mental illness and disability issues.
  • Workplace Health and Wellbeing, including mental health, alcohol and drug misuse.
  • Palliative care support.
  • Teaching regarding mental illness, disability, family violence, and child protection.
  • Facilitating vocational and recreational opportunities for those living with mental illness and/or disability.
  • Professional and clinical supervision.
  • Older persons health social work.

All services can be carried out in face to face consultation or by phone, email, Skype and full tele-conferencing.

Supervision Style/Model:
Reflective Practice with a solution focus. Task and outcome focused. Promotion of safe ethical practice that is service user focused and based on recovery principles. Individual or group supervision, consultation, audio or video conferencing and or education provided at your agency venue.

Documentation and confidentiality
Notes will be kept and secured electronically. They are for the purposes of assessment, goal identification, treatment planning and progress.
Sometimes it is necessary to share some of this information with certain people but this will only occur when agreed to by you.  A disclosure regarding this is part of the therapeutic contract.  Usually this sharing will occur with the GP, other identified health or welfare type services or occasionally close family or friends.  This is only done with your signed permission. An exception to this rule would only occur in situations where there are serious and imminent safety concerns. This includes child protection and suicide and violence risks.

Professional Identity and Quality Assurance
I am a fully qualified Social Worker with post-graduate qualifications.  

I am professionally registered with the NZ Social Workers Registration Board number 2924.

If you had any concerns regarding my practice you can talk with me or contact:
Social Worker Registration Board at:
Ph: 04 931 2650.  Email:
Health and Disability Advocacy at:
Ph: 0800 555 050

Supervision contract
Counselling and social work services contract
Counselling and social work services information sheet

Phone/text 021-887767

Skype: heather.clay63