Alternatives has had a record-breaking two months in August and September.
We’ve had lots of local people come to talk to us about contraception, STIs, unintended pregnancy, stillbirth and post-abortion. (more…)
Alternatives advisors are volunteers who give up their time to be on call to advise and support local women facing an unplanned pregnancy, or coming to terms with a miscarriage, stillbirth or abortion. Advisors are not usually qualified counsellors, although Alternatives are members of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work within their guidelines. I spoke to Bethan Lester, a former advisor for Alternatives and a qualified therapist of 18 years standing herself, who now provides professional supervision for the advisors, to learn more about how advisors are recruited and how they are supported.