Practicing Supervisor members

Helen Clarke

BA (Macquarie) Med (Sydney) Dip. Couns (St.John of God Institute of Counselling); Member of Australasian Association of Supervision; Member of Transforming Practices Inc.

Places for Consultation:


Phone and zoom also available

Mobile: 0407 412 868


My approach to supervision is to consider myself on a journey with a supervisee. This journey is one that involves reflection on experience in a safe, supportive, and pastoral way. I have a firm belief that growth and change are always an option for every individual. My focus, as we journey together in supervision, is to accept all persons as they are without judgement and to concentrate on their strengths and abilities.

My roles over many years have involved membership of Church commissions and boards plus leadership roles eg: President of CRA (Catholic Religious Australia) and Congregational Leader of the Sisters of Charity of Australia. I was the founding president of Bethany Holistic Health Centre at Strathfield, where services such as counselling, Spiritual Direction, Pastoral Supervision and other modalities are offered. Part of my interest has been in Retreat and Reflection sessions for parish, hospital and school groups and for individuals.

John Collins

BTheol (MCD, 1987), Grad Dip Ed (Secondary); (ICE, 1987); MTh (Sydney), MEd (Pastoral Guidance) (CCES, 1997), PhD (ACU, 2014); Supervisor AAOS, Pastoral Supervisor; Transforming Practices

Places for Consultation:

Dulwich Hill and Varroville

Also available via Zoom – Phone

Available to travel to Supervisee 

Mobile: 0403 167 017


John is passionate about the well-being of clergy and pastoral workers. He is active in the provision of pastoral supervision for clergy and other pastoral workers from a variety of Christian denominations. John draws on a range of theoretical frameworks in his work including insights from psychoanalysis.

A Deacon in the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta, John has worked for thirty years in Church agencies. His roles have included pastoral supervision, pastoral formation for clergy and pastoral worker in Catholic hospital, primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions. 

John is the Registrar for Transforming Practices Inc., a Board member of the Australasian Association of Supervision, the immediate past president of the Association for Practical Theology in Oceania, an active member of the Australian Catholic Theological Association, a member of the Human Research Ethics Committee for Australian Catholic University (ACU) and Chair of the National Church Life Survey Research sub-committee and a member of the Canon Law Society of Australia and New Zealand 

John graduated from ACU with a PhD on the topic of Method in Practical Theology in 2014

Wendy Colville

MA in Christian Life and Ministry, B.App.Sc.OT, Diploma in Divinity and Mission, Supervisor (AAOS), Professional and Pastoral Supervisor (TP)

Places for Consultation:

Quakers Hill (in north western Sydney)

By Zoom or phone for those living out of Sydney

Availability: Monday to Friday

Mobile: 0424 292 487



I view supervision as an opportunity to take “time out” for intentional reflection on issues relating to one’s work. This occurs in a supportive environment which offers an outside perspective, to enhance personal and professional growth. I consider a person’s life experience to be a great resource that can enrich their work. My own life experience includes working as a chaplain in hospitals and aged care, living and working in Asia and the Middle East, raising a family and involvement in my local church.

Judith Dunbar

M Divinity; MA Theological Studies; B App Sc (Advanced Nursing); Dip App Sc (Community Health Nursing); Registered Nurse, Maternal and Child Health Nurse and Midwife; Biology Cert.

AAOS Supervisor Trainer; NSW College of Clinical Pastoral Education Provisional Supervisor Educational Consultant; APSE (UK) Senior Accredited Pastoral Supervisor, Transforming Practices Inc Professional/Pastoral Supervisor and Educator; Spiritual Accompanier; Interplay Leader

Places for consultation:

Canberra ACT and Sydney NSW

Judith travels to consult with supervisees and may visit work sites.

Mostly consults with Zoom and also WhatsApp, Facetime and Skype within Australia and overseas.

Mobile: 0428 552 521


Underpinning my practice is the belief that people’s experiences, particularly those that are uncomfortable and disorientating, can be the basis for personal, emotional and spiritual learning and transformation.

My understanding comes through personal experience and from studies in theology, supervisory practice, teaching theory, various nursing strands and science.

I have a passion for teaching and supporting people to grow in personal awareness, facilitating supervisees coming alive to insights and learning which enhances their personal, professional/pastoral and spiritual selves.

I am enthusiastic about working with people who are keen to learn about their own practice, who desire personal and professional understanding, and who expect their supervisor to accompany them on that journey. I currently take pleasure working with practitioners from professional/pastoral practice, professional/pastoral management, education, ministry, homelessness, domestic violence, defence force, and nursing practices, either in individual or group supervision.

Susanna Gorman

BA (Communication Studies); MA, Grad Cert (Research Ethics); Professional Supervisor (AAOS), Pastoral Supervisor (Transforming Practices)

Places for consultation:

Marsfield NSW

Zoom and Phone

Mobile: 0422 710 519


My approach to pastoral supervision is conversational and relational.  I believe that insights and growth can emerge through purposeful discussion that is non-judgemental and which provides a safe space in which to examine issues of importance and how they impact upon work and relationships.  I am happy to meet in person or by telephone/Zoom/Skype.

My background is in ethics and communication, with over three decades working in the university sector.  I am an active member of my local parish.

Peter Hay

DipTeach, BEd, BA, BTheol, Grad Dip Spir Dir, MA Spir Dir, Graduate of Transforming Practices, Supervisor: Australasian Association of Supervision

Places for consultation:

I am well used to zoom for supervision and have connected with people across Australia, Vietnam, Singapore, and Papua New Guinea.

I live in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne and can arrange face to face supervision at a range of venues, in the city or the northern and southern regions.

Mobile: 0409 008 319


Fostering a safe and courageous space for personal and professional growth. I believe that we all hold deep wisdom and insight, pastoral supervision enables a space for this to emerge in each person. It is a place for you to grow in your self awareness and inner strength.

Mark K. Hillis

B.A, B.D, Grad. Dip. Ed. (RE), M. Ed, Ph.D (Univ. Newcastle 2006)

Mobile: 0408 412 414


Supervision is a partnership that is directed towards the learning and growth of the supervisee. As a supervisor, I am also part of a community of practice, which provides grounding and accountability for my own learning and growth. My approach is dedicated to deep listening and encouragement.

My background has been in pastoral ministry and education (in various capacities) as ordained ministry placements with the Uniting Church in Australia. I am a member of Transforming Practices (TP) Inc., with whom I trained, and the Australasian Association of Supervisors (AAOS).

Although based in Katoomba, NSW, supervision with me may be conducted online or face-to-face, depending on need and circumstances.

Yvonne Kraemer

MS Counselling, Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy, PACFA Clinical Registered; Supervisor Member, Australasian Association of Supervision (AA0S) and Australian Counselling Association (ACA); Pastoral Supervisor Member, Transforming Practices Inc.

Supervisory Consultation is provided via zoom; however, will travel for consultation within the metropolitan Melbourne area (travel time charged).

Mobile: 0439 203 873


My style of supervision is to walk alongside my clients through reflective and safe discussions encouraging restorative and transformative learning. Pastoral supervision is not counselling, administrative, or spiritual direction. Walking beside enables rejuvenation for one’s work and personal calling while developing and maintaining consistency and harmony between beliefs and work practice.

Focus during our supervision sessions is on actual ministry situations, experiences, and issues that may be affecting or can affect the quality of one’s ministry.  The discussion is balanced with a psychological informed approach and a theological framework that provides safe, thoughtful, and structured reflection and insight.

Kim Langford

Grad. Cert. Professional Supervision (GCPS); Grad. Dip. Pastoral Counselling; Advanced, Dip. Meaning-Centred Therapy; B. Human Services with Counselling major; Postgrad., Dip Adult and Community Education; B.A Honours (History, English, and Philosophy); Specified Ministry of Lay Preacher and authorised Presider of Sacraments Uniting Church since 2011; Specified Ministry of Pastor Uniting Church since 2012

Professional Memberships:

Supervisor Member Australasian Association of Supervisors (AAOS); Transforming Practices (TP); Recognised Supervisor and Mentor Chaplaincy Australia; Viktor Frankl Institute of Australia (Logotherapy); Level 4 Member Australian Counselling Association

Places of consultation:

Face-to-face at 5/3 Roma Rd, Valentine or Vestry at St Luke’s UC Belmont North

Online supervision with use of secure COVIU platform

By phone or otherwise arranged as a blend of these arrangements.


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My approach to supervision is to create a warm, safe, and professional environment for you to explore your work context and be nurtured in your professional ministry role. Together we attend to the normative, formative, and restorative tasks of supervision in ways that are creative, growth-oriented and guided by your preferred learning style.

My supervision practice invites a collaborative response to the spiritual, social, ethical and interpersonal dynamics of any professional situation. My qualifications and experience offer wide ranging perspectives on contemporary issues affecting ministry. I maintain a commitment to my own professional supervision in my various ministry roles, which have been in congregational ministry, aged care pastoral practice, tertiary chaplaincy and school-based chaplaincy with young people impacted by mental health issues and trauma.

Elizabeth Lee

BSc, MEd, Grad Dip Ed; MA (Theology), CPE (equivalent), Supervisor Member, Australasian Association of Supervision (AAOS) Pastoral Supervisor Member, Transforming Practices, Member; Australian Network for Spiritual Direction (ANSD); Council Member – Australian Ecumenical Council for Spiritual Direction (AECSD); Certified Member – Spiritual Care Australia (SCA).

Places for Consultation: 

Little Bay (SE Sydney), City location negotiable, will travel (travel time charged)

Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, depending on the needs of those involved and current government guidelines.  

Mobile: 0422 932 044



I offer a time and space to reflect on the past, in the present for the future benefit of your ministry.  In particular, I allow you to pay attention to inner experiences evoked and to grow in awareness of healthy and unhealthy, helpful and unhelpful, reactions and responses and hence inform future practice.  Through supervision, you foster your well-being through the social and emotional support offered and cultivate professional resilience.  I offer a creative, safe and courageous space which can open new possibilities in your work as you flourish professionally and personally.

I offer supervision to spiritual directors and those involved in parish, pastoral and social ministries.  I have a particular passion for ministry among the fringes, bringing my experiences as a Prison Chaplain and offering pastoral care among those living with homelessness.  I am a Spiritual Director, Retreat Facilitator as well as a Pastoral Supervisor.  I have had a very varied career as a research scientist, museum curator, health promotion officer, community development worker and teacher of science and religious education.

John Lee

BA DipEd DipRelSt MEd(Religion) EdD MACEL

AAOS Supervisor

Places for consultation:

I am based in the south eastern suburbs of Sydney and provide supervision in person and via Zoom or Skype for people at a distance.

Mobile: 0422 501 727



LinkedIn: Dr John Lee Inspiring Educators

The primary focus of my supervisory practice is working with principals, and other educational leaders, to create spaces for relationship centred, reflective practice.

I am committed to supporting learning and the fullness of life within people, across the life journey.  My vocational life began as a teacher (1982+) and school leader (1991-2013) in Catholic schools across metropolitan Sydney.  Now in the second half of life, I am called to be present in diverse settings.  I work as a supervisor, education consultant, spiritual director and, one day a week, I teach teenage boys.  My life involves a tapestry of discerned choices, retaining space for contemplation and action.  I have co-created a way of living where I have the skills and opportunity to support people, in their work of transformation.

Tim Moloney cfc

BEd, BTheol, MEd, MA(Spiritual Direction), AAOS Supervisor

Places for Consultation:

In person in the Melbourne area or via video link. I am available for individual or group supervision.

Mobile: 0423 611 758


In supervision, I endeavour to help a supervisee to recall an encounter or moments in ministry that have made them stop and think. In deepening that experience, there is opportunity to reflect and acknowledge ways forward as to how that person wants to be in their work in the future. My aim is to offer pastoral support and accompaniment through reflection and exploration of how one operates in practice.

Ann O’Brien

Bachelor of Social Studies (Social Work) – University of Sydney, Graduate Certificate in Catholic Identity and Leadership – Australian Catholic University, Accredited Member of the Australian Association of Social Work # 37969, Supervisor Member of the Australasian Association of Supervisors. # 0803078, Supervisor Member of Transforming Practices Inc. # 1902

Places for Consultation:

Parramatta and Castle Hill

Travel to supervisee can be arranged (travel time charged)

Supervision via phone, Zoom or Facetime also available

Mobile: 0417 494 047


My approach to Pastoral Supervision is to support people in ministry to enhance skills, maintain their well-being and reflect on their practice. I believe in the ability of people to adapt, change, and make choices and so I work from a strengths-based perspective and a philosophy of hope. This allows people to discover their own strengths and know what is possible.

I am a trained and experienced supervisor in Pastoral, Professional and Clinical Supervision. I have more than 30 years’ experience in the field of family and social services and have worked as a social worker, a clinician offering therapy and counselling in the area of marriage and relationships and recovery from trauma and childhood sexual abuse.

For more than 20 years I have been providing supervision to counsellors and therapists and social work students and student counsellors. In my work as a pastoral supervisor, I am providing supervision and consultation to members of the clergy, consecrated religious sisters and lay men and women in their areas of ministry.

I have also worked as a Team Leader, Coordinator, Manager, Senior Manager and a Director of Services during my professional career. I am a very experienced professional with a depth and breadth of knowledge and experience. My work in Catholic and faith-based organisations has given me additional experience in the pastoral dimension of social services and a unique social justice perspective.

Mary Pearson

M.A., B. Th. (Hons), Cert. Ed., AAOS Supervisor

Places for consultation:

Face to face in the Parramatta area

Transforming Practices Inc rooms

Supervision for those at a distance by Skype or Zoom.

Mobile:  0413 149 600


My approach to supervision is that of offering a safe place of listening, to encourage exploration of and reflection on areas of life and work in ways that can foster learning and growth. While the focus may be on the professional sphere and the challenges and the joys of that, these are inseparable from who each individual is, so growth also stems from increased self-awareness in relation to others and from understanding how we may continue to develop our skills at every stage of life.

I have a background in congregational ministry and also several years as a  mental health chaplain, which have made me very aware of both human vulnerability and strength. 

I enjoy working with, and learning from, people from many different cultural backgrounds.

Margaret Pirotta

Grad. Dip. of Counselling, Clinical Pastoral Education (Mental Health), Cert. Pastoral Counselling, Cert. Parish Ministry, Dip. Management, Cert. Frontline Management, Cert. Team Leadership. Professional Memberships: Supervisor Member of Australasian Association of Supervisors Member of Transforming Practices Recognised Supervisor of Chaplaincy Australia

Places for Consultation:

Face to Face in St George Area

By Zoom, Skype or FaceTime

Phone: 0415 805 158


My approach to supervision is to help people focus on their practice and assist identify restrictions in their ministry or work practice in a context of safety and trust. Supervisees are then enabled to draw on their own strengths to discern the way forward with greater freedom and confidence.

I believe when people are listened to well, they feel understood, then openness of heart and mind helps them hear themselves at a deeper level. My approach is to provide a safe space with deep listening to allow personal insights to be heard, explored and developed. 

In my work as a supervisor I am providing supervision to hospital and school chaplains, clergy, religious and lay men and women. I am a Benedictine Oblate with the Sisters of the Good Samaritan.

I began working in the private sector where I gained experience of team dynamics and relationships in a professional setting. For the past 20 years I have worked in the not-for-profit sector in a variety of roles which has included parish ministries, community work, Catholic agencies, hospital and aged care chaplaincy.

Peter Reedy cm

B.Th, Grad Dip. Theol., AAOS Supervisor

Places for consultation:

Transforming Practices Inc. rooms in Marsfield

Mobile: 0407 760 783



I see the time in supervision/consultation as a safe place to reflect on work and ministry. My approach to supervision is influenced by my experience in ministry (in Fiji, Central Queensland and Sydney) as well as my training in reflective pastoral supervision with Transforming Practices Inc. I also welcome the use of creative ways to do supervision.  

Jan Reeve

B. Ed, B. Th, M. Min (Leadership, Mission and Supervision), Certificate IV Pastoral Counselling, Supervision Certificate (UK Centre for Supervision Training Oxford), recognised Professional Supervisor – AAOS, recognised Professional Supervisor Trainer, AAOS, Pastoral Supervisor – Transforming Practices and Pastoral Supervisor Trainer Transforming Practices

Places for Consultation:

Face to face in St Ives, Marsfield and Parramatta

Zoom, Teams/ Skype and Phone

Facilitated Group Supervision for Supervisors and trainees, Individual Supervision of ministry leaders, Supervisors and Supervisor trainees.

Mobile:  0419 432 490


I am a Uniting Church Minister, Pastoral/ Professional Supervisor and Supervisor trainer. I have a combined 40 years experience in education, Christian ministry and Pastoral Supervision.

My previous experience as a school educator, pastoral leadership in local Uniting Church settings and Mission and consulting roles in the State wide church body, form the background of my Supervision practice. I have also accompanied many people in their training and formation as supervisors within the UCA and through Transforming Practices Inc.

My approach to Supervision involves setting time aside for active reflection on our work and how it impacts our life and relationships. This provides a safe place outside the workplace, to discuss, reflect, analyse and discover the dynamics of our work, in order to understand our practice better and learn to be more effective in our roles. Professional/ Pastoral supervision provides a learning place for people to discover and develop insights and new ways of acting and being, which can enhance our practice, our professional and personal lives and to find meaning and purpose in a meaningful place of service.

Through active reflection in a safe and confidential space, people from many helping professions can find clarity, insight into their work, resolve challenges, prevent burn out and develop greater effectiveness in their chosen field.

My aim as a supervisor is to provide professional support and reflection that enables growth and transformation in your vocation and life choices. I have been in private practice since 2010 and have been engaged in supervisor education and training since 2013. I currently also work for the Uniting Church NSW/ACT as Supervision Development Officer, part of Uniting Mission &; Education – Vital Leadership Team. I supervise priests, chaplains, Ministers, theological students, case workers, youth workers, people from rural areas, Supervisors from various denominations and have some particular resonance working with people from different cultural backgrounds (CALD). I see Supervision as a gift for maintaining vital, ethical, and life-giving work.

Jo Sullivan

Grad Cert Bereavement Counselling and Intervention, Grad Dip. Professional Supervision. Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Supervisor + Educator in Formation. Member Transforming Practices Inc. Member Australasian Association of Supervisors (AAOS)

Places for Consultation:


Zoom and Phone

Mobile: 0438 899 150


My approach to supervision is an invitation to share a space. It is a space of hospitality for the supervisee to explore though reflective practice. It is a space for possibility, for a supervisee to see themselves and situations more clearly, for perspective, for insight, learnings and a renewed heart and energy to return to ministry and work roles. 

My supervision is grounded in my considerable experience as a hospital pastoral care practitioner, supporting those in homeless health, crises, life transitions, illness, death and dying, loss and grief.  These places provide me with an awareness of life’s complexities, human vulnerability, the desire to adapt to a changing environment and the need to make meaning.

My current experience in supervision, the education and formation of supervisors, as well as creating and co-leading retreats and reflective workshops deepens my appreciation of the challenges and joys of pastoral ministry.