Hester Turner

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Therapist & Supervisor MBACP; Doctoral, BA, PG Dip
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Glandwr, Pembrokeshire, SA34
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Supervision details

As a supervisor, I 'hold' the supervisee and accept the unknown and the unexpected. Supervision should provide greater insight for the supervisee (and supervisor), which in turn should enable their clients to gain greater insight for themselves. In my supervision practice, I am non-directive. Directing a supervisee would be in contradiction with accepting and respecting their ability to make autonomous decisions. It is the supervisee who 'brings the agenda'. On the other hand, it is important to, where appropriate, take authority, in a respectful and accepting way, because a balance between an authoritative and facilitative stance makes effective supervision. Taking authority should not be confused with being authoritarian, which has no place in supervision.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Glandwr, Pembrokeshire, SA34

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I successfully work with clients on the phone, online, or face-to-face. Happy to discuss via an initial free-of-charge telephone/ online conversation what suits the client best.

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I completed Cascade Diploma in Individual & Group Supervision. I provide supervision from my own main theoretical (humanistic) and other modalities.