Alison Harmer MBACP Dip.Couns.
What you can expect from me is honesty, openness, empathy and, above all, professionalism. Having witnessed growth and change in many individuals I hold the belief that the person-centred approach, which is at the core of my practice, can facilitate new and lasting empowerment.
The humanistic approach formed the core of my training although I am able to draw on other theoretical approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Existential and Pluralistic Therapies
I have been a practising Counsellor for a number of years and have worked within the NHS for over 20 years.
In the past, I have volunteered and worked with the charity, 'Counselling for Social Change' and remain involved with the organisation as a trustee.
In my own life I am a wife, mother and grandmother. I enjoy the outdoors, am an enthusiastic cook and keen traveller.
I offer face-to-face, telephone or online sessions.
I am a supervisor in training.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Level 4 Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling, have regular clinical supervision and am a Registered Member of the BACP.
I have over 2 years experience working with Counselling For Social Change working with people who come with a wide variety of difficulties. Currently, I also work with adult survivors of rape and sexual abuse.
Other professional development I have undertaken includes the ASIST training (suicide first-aid), dyslexia awareness, HIV awareness and with Clear (formerly CRASAC - Cornwall Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees payable by Paypal, bank transfer or card are £40 per 50 minute session.
I work primarily in the areas of Truro and Redruth.