Alison Harmer

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Cert. Sup., Dip. Couns., MBACP (Reg)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Truro TR1 & Redruth TR15
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I offer 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.

Although he humanistic approach forms the core of my training 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 worked within the NHS for over 21 years.

I have volunteered and worked with the charity,  'Counselling for Social Change' and remain involved with the organisation as a trustee and have been a trustee with 'Hope For Harm' which is a Cornwall based organisation offering support to individuals who experience self-harm.

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.

Please contact me to discuss your needs and how we can work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and Level 6 Certificate in Counselling Supervision, have regular clinical supervision and am a Registered Member of the BACP.

I gained over 3 years experience working with Counselling For Social Change working with people who come with a wide variety of difficulties.  I continue to support this charitable organisation as a Trustee.

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)

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs

Additional information


My fee is £50 per session. I accept payment by cash, card or Paypal payable 24 hours in advance of the arranged session.


My fee for individual supervision is £50 per hour and £60 per hour for group supervision. I accept payment by cash, card or Paypal payable 24 hours in advance of the arranged session.

I offer discounted rates to NHS staff and Armed Forces Veterans

When I work


Further information

I work primarily in the areas of Truro and Redruth.

Truro, Cornwall, TR1

Redruth, Cornwall, TR15

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In person

Individual or group supervision.

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Alison Harmer
Alison Harmer