Alison Terry - Qualifications & BACP Accreditation
Qualification and Experience
I am a qualified, BACP Accredited counsellor working in Carmarthen, West Wales Previously I have worked for several counselling charities, and an Alcohol Advisory Service. Alongside my Private practice I currently work as an NHS counsellor.
I am PGCE qualified, and work as a college tutor and independent trainer, delivering a variety of courses to organisations and groups.
I originally qualified as Registered General Nurse and worked for over 25 years in hospitals and in general practice. My work as a nurse has led me to believe that many people need and want more emotional support than busy medical professionals are able to offer.
I believe counselling can be a powerful, effective and healing ‘talking treatment’
My counselling training (Professional Diploma in Counselling) is integrative, Person Centred and Humanistic. I have undertaken further training in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
I am an Accredited Member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I am monitored by a professional body, and bound by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice. This ensures that I work safely and ethically with clients, and attend regular supervision and training. As an Accredited counsellor, I have achieved a substantial level of training and experience that has been approved by BACP.
About the BACP
BACP is the main body in the UK representing counselling at national and international levels. BACP aims to promote counselling, and to raise standards of training and practice. It ensures a professional level of service that caters for the best interests of their clients, and the public at large.
Professional accountability is also key in ensuring public protection and allows the profession to move forward, enjoying the public confidence in the services provided.
BACP is working alongside the government to promote professional regulation of Allied Health Professionals, such as counsellors.