Trauma-informed Supervision



“The supervision provided has been incredibly beneficial. I have learned strategies to assist me in managing vicarious trauma; both strategies which I have been able to apply to specific client situations, and broader strategies which I have used on an ongoing basis.”

TEAGAN LEWIS Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

Trauma-informed Supervision

Trauma-Informed Supervision

Blue Knot Foundation understands the challenges of working with clients who have experienced trauma. Our supervision service matches the needs of practitioners and organisations with the knowledge, skills, approach and location of supervisors. It is trauma-informed and relational.

What do we provide?

  • clinical supervision to individuals and groups
  • non-clinical supervision to individuals and groups
  • case consultation and debriefing
  • support around vicarious trauma and self-care.
  • additional services on request
  • face-to-face or virtual sessions

Who would benefit?

  • Clinicians working with adult survivors of complex trauma
  • Interdisciplinary teams working clinically with adult survivors of complex trauma
  • Legal teams working with victims and witnesses of crime
  • Workers supporting clients with past and/or present traumas
  • Practitioners and teams from legal, health, mental health and human services in government, non-government and private sectors 

Why use Blue Knot Foundation’s trauma-informed supervision service?

  • Blue Knot Foundation is a national in leader complex trauma, trauma-informed practice and vicarious trauma
  • We provide quality supervision and expertise in complex trauma
  • We have an extensive database of trauma-informed supervisors 

In the current climate Blue Knot continues to reflect upon how best we can support our community through this period of environmental change. 



Our Reflect and Relate Sessions are designed specifically for practitioners to have space as a team to unpack some of the impacts of working in a remote setting without physical contact. The sessions offer a critical opportunity to create connection and gain emotional and practical support for your team.

The focus will include:

a)    Holding the space – how to support your team when working with clients remotely. 
b)    Isolation and the impacts – strategies to support teams and individuals – grounding and connection
c)    Managing Risk and Relationship – when unable to physically support clients or discern the real risks to families
d)    Staff Wellbeing – Managing the unknown and the potential feelings of powerlessness
e)    Understanding trauma-informed practice in this context

This of course all unpacks some very real and potential vicarious trauma impacts occurring for organisations at present. Building awareness and implementing strategies to support staff is vital.

To book your team sessions or find out more contact us via our enquiry form or email  We look forward to continuing our support of you and your organisation throughout these challenging times. 



Our Individual Counselling Sessions are for practitioners who would like some additional emotional support. Often our needs as a worker can be de-prioritised and stress can build and trigger other parts of our lives. When crises come this can further impact and ignite feelings and memories that have laid dormant. Blue Knot would like to offer a space to practitioners who would like additional individual support throughout this time, wherever you are in the world. 

Blue Knot has experienced therapists who can provide one-on-one virtual sessions on Zoom to provide support and stability during these unpredictable times. To create a secure base for your clients, you must first create a sense of safety for yourself. 

Our Individual Supervision Sessions are also still available as per our normal program. These are focused on unpacking dynamics with clients and cases and the impacts of this on the self. These sessions are focused on giving strategies to support clients in the work content and to undertake reflective practice. 

To book individual counselling or supervision contact the Blue Knot Foundation at



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“Blue Knot Foundation has a key role to play in the building of community capacity in care provision to those who have experienced childhood abuse and trauma in any environment.”

NIALL MULLIGAN Manager, Lifeline Northern Rivers

“I think Blue Knot Foundation is a fantastic support organisation for people who have experienced childhood trauma/abuse, for their families/close friends and for professionals who would like to learn how to more effectively work with these people.”

Psychologist Melbourne

“It's such a beautiful thing that you are doing. Helping people to get through this.”


“It was only last September when I discovered the Blue Knot Foundation website and I will never forget the feeling of support and empathy that I received when I finally made the first phone call to Blue Knot Helpline, which was also the first time I had ever spoken about my abuse.”


"At last there is some sound education and empathetic support for individuals and partners impacted by such gross boundary violations.”


Contact Us

Phone: 02 8920 3611
PO Box 597 Milsons Point NSW 1565
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm AEST

Blue Knot Helpline
Phone: 1300 657 380
Hours: Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm AEST

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+61 425 812 197
+61 2 8920 3611

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