Social Workers and Support Workers

Embarking on a new career can be both exciting and rewarding as you learn to navigate your way, to collaborate and network, to build on your communication style and to identify ways to put your learning into practice.

It can also be a little daunting and sometimes overwhelming and preventing burn out in caring roles is important and in my experience good self care is key. 

Let me share my experiences and knowledge with you so that we can:


  • Explore best options for you
  • Plan good self care routines 
  • Support you to practice safely while navigating the more difficult issues
  • Help you to build a robust, committed, focused and passionate career and practice

I want to listen wholeheartedly and support  you in your journey.

I use a kete of ideas, approaches, models and theories

I enjoy and encourage discussion about Positive Psychological Theory and how these concepts can be used to incorporate good self care routines.

I aim to ensure that the basic physiological needs of every client I work with ends engagement with these at the least in place.

I believe in building strong foundations for professional practice. I love Mason Durie’s Te Whare Tapa Wha model so much so that I have incorporated this into my lotus logo to gently remind me of what is important. The surrounding petals represent a wraparound style support and a space in the centre for the client.

Like a lotus flower, we too have the ability to rise from the mud, bloom out of the darkness and radiate into the world”.



I can offer you :

Brainstorming sessions

to support good self care and reminders to regularly review this.


Planning around what professional development might be good for you

and how to best locate these resources.


Discussion and suggestion

about how we can turn theory and models into practice.


Applicable pathways

within commonly used operating systems in general practice.


A record of supervision attendance

and brief notes on discussions during each session.


Identifying what you want to achieve

and setting regular reminders to review this.


Guidance around how to keep safe

and what you may encounter in your role.


Suggestions on how to best support

and guide other staff from a social perspective.

“Whatever it is we discuss, you can be assured it will always be about you,
what you need and what you want to achieve”.


I offer a free 1 hour introductory meet so that we can get to know each other prior to signing a contract.

I encourage a three way contract with your employer to ensure transparency.

75 minute sessions at the cost of a typical 1 hour session so that you don’t feel rushed.

I charge a flat rate of $105.00 a session regardless of whether I travel to you or not.

In my role in mental health brief intervention in medical practices, I am very fortunate to have Dalice as a colleague. She collaborates constructively with all members of the practice team and always keeps patients’ concerns at central focus with unfailing professionalism, warmth, humour and integrity. The social work profession has benefited enormously from her innovative contributions to making primary health care the one-stop community resource it needs to be.

Terry Donovan
Clinical Psychologist

My knowledge of Dalice is that she is a committed and dedicated social worker who is clear about her professional role, acts with integrity and within an ethical framework at all times.

Gythlian Loveday, Registered Social Worker

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