Claire Mushrow

Claire Mushrow

Clinical Supervisor

Online Therapy Available

Next available Monday, Dec 12th

Location

Online Therapy

Biography

Background. I am a Registered Social Worker with 20 years of experience both in New Zealand and the UK. I am a registered with the Social Work Registration Board ( SWRB) and a member of the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers ANZASW). My approach is strength based and solution focused. I also use a trauma informed approach. I am interested in people and value hearing a person’s story, their hopes and their goals. My hope is to work in a way, were you reach your own sense of knowing. I will ask courageous and curious questions and help sort through the challenges that get in the way. I want to encourage you, and I will support you to take the right steps. I am originally from the UK, and I understand the migrant story of immigration/ relocating and re-establishing myself. I love the diversity of New Zealand and will always seek to be respectful and honouring of you, your culture, your beliefs and your experiences. I have a personal experience of neurodiversity and would be happy to support those who are exploring their own needs. I always believe there is a space between impossible and possible and I am always willing to try and find it. - Therapeutic Social Work I provide therapeutic social work, to individuals (both adult and children) who find themselves experiencing emotional, mental, financial, spiritual and practical difficulties which impact on wellbeing. My approach uses a trauma informed, strength based solution focused approach allowing people to access or develop their coping and adaptive strategies. My work with children includes a play based approach/bibliotherapy and skills to build emotional awareness and regulation. - Employment Assistance I provide employment assistance for those who may be experiencing stresses/ challenges or needing new perspectives within their work setting of for those whose personal circumstances are impacting on their work. Using a solution focused strength based approach I offer therapeutic listening/ coaching/goal planning. - Supervision I provide cross cultural clinical supervision to people working within a number of disciplines including social work, community work, NGO leadership. This work allows for reflective processing of day to practice, professional development, ethical issues. - Equine Assisted Learning. I provide facilitation as equine mental health specialist in conjunction with an equine therapy service. A face to face or zoom session is required prior to these activities as to attend to an assessment of need/ risk assessment. -Animal Focused Support I also have an interest in providing support to Pet owners, Veterinary Professionals, Rescue volunteers in terms of bereavement, grief and loss/ and burnout Qualifications: June 1997. Certificate in Higher Education in Learning Disabilities. Feb 2001. Diploma in Social Work and Diploma in Professional Studies in Nursing- Learning Disabilities(DPSW/DPSN). April 2014. BSC in Health and Social Care Studies. Nov 2018. Graduate Diploma in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. Dec 2020 Graduate Certificate in Cross Cultural Supervision. I have also completed papers in Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Counselling skills and Working with Creative Arts within Counselling Settings

Qualifications

June 1997. Certificate in Higher Education in Learning Disabilities. Feb 2001. Diploma in Social Work and Diploma in Professional Studies in Nursing- Learning Disabilities(DPSW/DPSN). April 2014. BSC in Health and Social Care Studies. Nov 2018. Graduate Diploma in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. Dec 2020 Graduate Certificate in Cross Cultural Supervision. I have also completed papers in Solution Focused Brief Therapy,Counselling skills and Working with Creative Arts within counselling settings

Languages

English

Client Type

adults, children, families, groups, men, women, gender diverse

Therapy Type

art therapy, equine assisted learning sessions, Humanistic Psychology, online therapy, person centred therapy, solution focused therapy, strength based therapy

Specialisations

  • acceptance

  • anxiety

  • attachment issues

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • autism

  • behavioural issues

  • career change

  • child behaviour and development

  • childhood trauma

  • coping issues

  • cross-cultural difficulties

  • disability

  • disenfranchised grief

  • disconnection

  • feeling stuck

  • goal setting

  • grief and loss

  • insecurities

  • life changes

  • loneliness and isolation

  • mental health and wellbeing

  • motivation and purpose

  • parenting

  • professional development

  • self esteem and confidence

  • stress

  • work-life balance

  • workplace issues

  • upbringing issues

Services

Supervision

60min

$120 NZD

Employment Assistance

60min

$120 NZD

Therapeutic Social Work

60min

$120 NZD

Social Work -Gumboot or Winz funded

60min

$75 NZD

Equine Assisted Learning

60min

$140 NZD

Or free if your organisation uses Clearhead to provide wellbeing support

Funding Options

I Am Hope

SUPPORTED BY

nib foundation
msd
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