Robin Sutcliffe

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Programme Leader, Lecturer: BHSc Counselling

Phone: 64+ 9 921 9999 Ext 7082


Physical Address:

Room MB306

AUT University, South Campus

640 Great South Rd

Manukau 2025,


New Zealand

Postal Address:

Dept of Psychotherapy, Mailcode A12

Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences

AUT University

Private Bag 92006

Auckland 1142

New Zealand


Dip Psychotherapy (AIT); PgDip HSc Clinical Supervision); MHSc (1st class Hons); Cert Tertiary Teaching

Memberships and Affiliations:

Member of New Zealand Association of Counsellors


Robin Sutcliffe worked for nine years as a therapist in a therapeutic community for people with mental illnesses.  She has also spent many years supervising individuals and teams in mental health services.  As well as teaching on the Bachelor of Health Science in Counselling degree, she has a small private counselling and supervision practice.

Teaching Areas:

Counselling and group theory and skills; placement supervision; personal and professional development; relational counselling theory; counselling practice.

Research Areas:


Supervision of mental health support workers.


Sutcliffe R. (2009), Considerations for the supervision of mental health support workers.Paper in published proceedings. Be the change you want: Workforce ingenuity, The mental health services conference Inc of Australia and NZ Auckland,(TheMHS) Conference. Feb 2009

Sutcliffe,R.(2010). Being 'seen' and being 'heard': A proposed model for engaging 'non- professionals' in professional supervision. Conference contribution. The Supervision Conference: Common Threads, different patterns. Auckland,NZ, 2010