Alison Harmer MBACP Dip.Couns.
My warmth stems from a compassion I feel for others. In providing a safe space where individuals can feel heard and respected I believe powerful growth can occur. Our work together will be at your pace, meeting your needs.
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 Pleuralistic Therapies
I have worked within the NHS for almost 20 years, most recently supporting people and their families with a recent diagnosis of cancer.
In my own life I am a wife, mother and grandmother. I enjoy the outdoors, am an enthusiastic cook and keen traveller.
I work with clients either face-to-face or on the telephone.
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 ClearCRASAC.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I charge £40 per 50 minute session.
I work primarily in the areas of Camborne-Redruth and Truro.
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