Find a Supervisor

Practitioners available (alphabetical order). 
Scroll down to see full information and contact details.

Name                                   Email                                                                     Phone

John Collins                                            0403 167 017

Wendy Colville                                       0424 292 487

Allen Cook                                                0417 295 209

Helen Clarke                                   0407 412 868

Judith Dunbar                                      0428 552 521

Susanna Gorman                             0422 710 519

Suzanne Kissell                                      0407 544 564

Kim Langford                                     0418 694 296

Elizabeth Lee                     0422 932 044

John Lee                                       0422 501 727

Ann O'Brien                                             0417 494 047

Mary Pearson                                         0413 149 600

Peter Reedy cm                                          0407 760 783

Jan Reeve                                                             0419 432 490

Robyn Richardson                                  0402 277 498

Jo Sullivan                                                   0438 899 150                                                                                                                                                              



Life Members

Alex Nelson     (retired: unavailable for supervision at this time)     0430 369 945
Eveline Crotty (unavailable for supervision at this time)

Practising Supervisor Members' Details 

(in alphabetical order)

John Collins

(MCD, 1987), GradDipEd (Secondary); (ICE, 1987);MTh (Sydney), MEd (Pastoral Guidance) (CCES, 1997), PhD (ACU, 2014); Supervisor AAOS

Places for Consultation:

Dulwich Hill and Strathfield NSW

Also available via: Skype – Zoom – Phone

Available to travel to Supervisee 

Mobile: 0403 167 017

Dr. John Francis Collins is a Lecturer Practical and Pastoral Theology at the Catholic Institute of Sydney. John offers pastoral supervision for seminarians, deacon students and others training for ministry in the Catholic Church as part of their formation as Catholic pastoral ministers. John has a keen understanding of the differences between pastoral supervision, spiritual direction and counselling and a deep appreciation for the culture, mission and Law of the Catholic Church John is available to supervise ministers from all denominations. 

John is trained and experienced in the practice of both individual and group supervision. Since 2016 John has been actively involved in supplying pastoral supervision for senior seminarians as a constitutive component of his work in pastoral theology at the Catholic Institute of Sydney. This work builds on over 25 years working in the fields of Relationship Education including specific systematic group programs with men. 

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: 0407412868


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.

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)

Skype or phone for those living out of Sydney

Availability: Monday to Friday

Mobile: 0424 292 487


My approach to Supervision:

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.

Allen Cook 

B.Th., M.A. (Chaplaincy), Grad Cert in Prof Supervision, Pastoral Supervisor (AAOS) (TPI)

Places for Consultation on Thursdays and Fridays:

Kings Langley NSW 2147; Katoomba NSW 2780; Epping NSW 2121: Transforming Practices Inc

Group Supervision may be negotiated at other locations  

Skype and Phone for those living at a distance

Mobile: 0417 295 209   


My approach to Supervision:  
I offer a safe place to listen and to facilitate active critical reflection on areas of our work, life and relationships.  Supervision provides an ideal learning place to better understand ourselves and become more effective in our pastoral relationships. My life and work experience includes significant loss and grief in Parish ministry, in hospital and aged-care chaplaincy, and in the supervision and training of others. I enjoy working with and learning from those from different cultural backgrounds. I currently work as a part-time Chaplain with Anglicare across Western Sydney.

Judith Dunbar

M Divinity; MA Theological Studies; BApp Sc (Advanced Nursing); Dip App Sc (Community Health Nursing). Biology Cert., AAOS SupervisorProfessional/Pastoral Supervisor, Educator, Spiritual Accompanier, Interplay Leader

Places for consultation:

Transforming Practices Inc
Chatswood South Uniting Church, cnr Mowbray Road and Princes Hwy, Chatswood.
Judith travels to consult with supervisees in other cities, including Canberra and Adelaide and may visit client work sites. 
Skype both within Australia and overseas.

Mobile: 0428 552 521


My approach to Supervision:

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 their
coming alive to insights and learning which enhances their professional pastoral self.

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 pastoral practice, pastoral management, education and nursing practice, either in individual or peer 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.

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

My Approach to Supervision
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 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

My approach to Supervision:

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.  I am a NESA endorsed provider of professional development for teachers.  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. 

Mary Pearson

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

Places for consultation:

11/36-44 North Rocks Rd, North Rocks, NSW 2151
Transforming Practices Inc rooms
Supervision for those at a distance also by Skype.

Mobile: 0413 149 600

My Approach to Supervision.

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.

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 Supervision 

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 also 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.

Jan Reeve   

B. Ed, B. Th, M. Min, AAOS Supervisor and Supervisor Trainer

Places for Consultation:

St Ives: 260 Mona Vale Road, St Ives. NSW 2075

Transforming Practices Inc rooms

Other places for supervision can be arranged to suit supervisor and practitioner, including Skype and phone for people at a distance.

Phone: 02 9983 1549

Mobile:  0419 432 490


My approach to Supervision:

Supervision involves setting time aside for active reflection on our work, life and relationships. It provides a safe place outside the workplace, to discuss, analyse and discover the dynamics of our work, in order to understand ourselves better, and learn to be more effective. Professional Supervision and Pastoral supervision provide a learning place for people to discover and develop insights and new ways of acting and being, which can enhance our professional and personal lives.

My work experience in teaching, mission consultancy and pastoral leadership in local church settings, forms the background of my growing development and experience in supervision. My aim as a supervisor is to work with people in their life journeys to help enable their personal growth and professional development.

Peter Reedy cm 

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

Places for consultation:

Transforming Practices Inc rooms

71 Agincourt Road Marsfield

Phone:  02 9805 1221



My approach to Supervision:

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. 

Robyn Richardson  

M.A; B.Min; Ad.Dip Theology; CPE; Supervisor (AAOS)

Places for Consultation:

Laurieton – private residence
Other places for supervision can be arranged to suit supervisor and practitioner.

Mobile:  0402 277498


My approach to supervision:

My work experience of 16 years in pastoral leadership in local church settings, as well as 10 years’ experience in chaplaincy with the Community Services sector, forms the background of my growing development and experience in pastoral supervision.

I delight in journeying with people and offering pastoral supervision in a safe and supportive place to reflect on professional practice, to develop insights into self, and to offer the opportunity for transformative learning.