Emerge and Spread Your Wings


With Jill’s support I have able to get clear on my priorities, and define what I want in a working week. I’ve learnt strategies for employer negotiations and have felt confident renegotiating my working conditions with my employer to achieve a better work life balance.

Jill quickly figures out where you are at, and is good at asking questions to get you to define what the issues are. She is very skilled at getting me to find my way through the issues, and come up with my own solutions.

Ellen Smoothy, Physiotherapist, Otago, New Zealand

Before I started supervision with Jill at Emerge Supervision I was new to the management role and wondered who I was going to be mentored by. Since beginning supervision I have learnt the arts of downloading, organising my thoughts, goal setting and prioritising. Supervision with Jill has provided me with a safe place to develop management tools that benefit my health and the lives of my team. I have already recommended Jill to my friends.

Paul, Management, Whangarei

I have found supervision sessions with Jill helpful, enlightening, rewarding and consolidating. Being able to reflect on my practice, develop ideas, generate goals and tasks and get guidance to achieve outcomes aids my work satisfaction. I’ve learnt how to keep work and home life separate by having the opportunity to discuss work related issues in a private, safe and comfortable environment.

Jodie, Occupational Therapist, Northland

Jill Secker has been my professional supervisor for seven years since I began as a new graduate in 2007. During this time I have found her support to be invaluable to my development as an Occupational Therapist. Jill has provided a safe and non-judging environment where I have been able to discuss challenges associated with my practive ranging from complex clients to time or stress management. Jill has a knack for supporting me to look at my practice from a variety of perspectives and reflect on my areas of strength and those requiring further development. Following a supervision session I always feel that I have been able to reflect and refocus and come out with a plan or number of strategies to implement into my day-to-day practice. I will miss Jill’s support as I venture off overseas, but highly recommend her to other health professionals in need of professional supervision.

Anna Findlay, Occupational Therapist

I’ve been using Emerge Supervision Services since November 2013 after recognising the need for ongoing supervision and support in my private practice. Working with Jill on a fortnightly basis has become integral to my approach in self-care. I’ve enjoyed the varied and creative methods Jill uses to develop insights and process the rich inner material that inevitably emerges from the work I do. Our sessions together are authentic and uplifting. Jill’s commitment to holding as her highest priority the health and welfare of my own clients has enriched my practice and created opportunities for ongoing personal development.

Dr Howard Christian – Health and performance coach (MindBody) EFT practitioner, Central Otago

Jill has been supervising me for around four years now. Although I come from a profession where professional supervision is unheard of, I find her absolutely invaluable.
Her approach is very calm and low-key and her suggestions always have that magic mix of acute insight and immense practicality. She is truly extraordinary. I can’t recommend her highly enough.

Lawyer – Whangarei

I have been working with Jill on a 2-3 monthly basis, in one on one supervision, for close to 7 years. This relationship with Jill, has benefited me beyond expectation both as a person and Occupational Therapist. At times I have the found role of a clinician stressful and detrimental to my own wellbeing. She has guided me through challenging periods and continued to encourage me to make the changes to benefit myself and development of my career. The process that she facilitates helped transform me into an experienced therapist learning and growing every day.

Graeme Shroff – Occupational Therapist

Jill has been my Supervisor for the last 4 years. She has been extremely helpful in helping me explore my professional direction and provided invaluable support and direction with sticky issues. She has a calming and non-judgmental manner and has assisted me to really strategize my professional persona and work life balance.

Alesha Wall, Occupational Therapist