Ali Hetherington

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NRCPD registered

About Ali

I qualified in 1999 and have experience of working in a variety of domains, although, I primarily work in community and forensic mental health settings. I am based in Manchester and primarily work within the NW region.

I became interested in professional supervision while interpreting on a Diploma in Counselling, where counsellors obtained regular support through supervision. I could see how different this was from line management supervision and decided to find a professional supervisor to supervise my practice. Since then I have experienced both group and individual supervision, which have been invaluable to me both personally and professionally. Keen to provide the same support to other interpreters, I qualified as a professional supervisor at Manchester University in 2009 (PGCert).

My passion for supervision lead me to make contact with Cathy Davey, a Psychotherapist and supervisor trainer, to discuss adapting a Diploma in Supervision for interpreters wishing to train as supervisors. Together we formed 360 Supervision and delivered the first Diploma in Supervision for Sign Language Interpreters in 2015.

I offer both individual and group supervision. Where possible supervision is conducted face to face, however, individual supervision can also be offered via the telephone, Skype or FaceTime. The first supervision session is free of charge and is an opportunity for prospective supervisees to gain a better understanding of how supervision works, how we will work together and to ask questions they may have of supervision.

Work Domains

  • Community
  • Conference
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Festivals
  • Medical
  • Mental Health
  • Political
  • Social Services
  • Training Courses

Additional Skills

  • Professional Supervisor