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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.

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Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 regulations, face-to-face therapy is challenging. However, telephone/ online therapy can be as effective. Happy to discuss via an initial free telephone/ online consultation.

Additional languages


Online platforms


Type of session

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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


Hester Turner

Hester Turner