What I offer:
As a therapeutic counsellor, my role is to provide a safe place for you to explore your feelings: providing an outlet for emotions brought up by life events, such as bereavement, or coping with anxiety and depression brought about by the struggle of day-to-day life.
Low self-esteem and lack of confidence can get in the way of personal growth. Counselling is about having someone to talk to you can trust, who is non-judgemental and works with you to understand your world.
I work in an integrative way, bringing together different therapies that are beneficial for you personally. I offer short or long term counselling, depending on individual needs. Please call me on 07710 420357 to talk about how I can best help you.
Therapies I use:
- Person-centred (about you)
- Psychosynthesis (understanding yourself)
- Gesthalt (body awareness)
- Transpersonal (spirituality)
- Psycodynamic (childhood)
Counsellling can help with (for example):
- Anxiety, stress
- Bereavement (people or pets)
- Relationships and family
- Life events
- Eating Disorders
- Low self esteem
- Divorce & separation
- Affairs and betrayal
How to book your first session
Taking that first step to ask for help can be extremely daunting, and it takes courage to make that call, send that text message or email.
Once we have made contact, we will make an appointment for your first session, which will be about what the counselling process is, and how we work together to give you the best support. It can take a few weeks to become familiar with how the process helps you and to feel the benefits. Counselling is not about a quick fix, but to sow the seeds of long-term progress and personal development. We will set a time and day which suits you for your future sessions.
Just come into the Healthy Life Shop, and let the staff know you are there. They will buzz me and I will come down to meet you and to take you up the stairs to the therapy room. There is a waiting area and toilet facilities there too.
Price of Counselling:
£40 (50 minutes)
Telephone: 07710 420357
The aftermath of the festive season. Tired decorations and wilting trees consigned to the recycling centre and exhaustion from the effort of keeping the peace between family members, or from travelling miles to see as many relatives as humanly possible.
For some, being single at this time is a pleasant relief, but for others it can be a lonely and desolate time of year.
Building time for yourself into each day is so important for your self-worth, fading the ‘merry-go-round’ of festive frenzy to a distant memory.
Try to slow down, and to be mindful of everything you do – focusing on one thing at a time and doing it well, and slowing your breathing, can bring a sense of calm and achievement to daily chores.
Exercise can be a really good way to bring balance back into you life: physical movement is as good for your mind as your body.
Sharing problems with someone you trust, who has been through similar circumstances and will not judge you, is so important for your self-esteem and to feel that your are not alone.
A close friend, family member or a qualified counsellor can be really supportive.
Claire Ballardie Dip.Couns. MBACP
Find out about counselling with me
Welcome to my website. As a Therapeutic Counsellor, My aim is to provide a variety of options to improve both physical and mental health- a holistic way to feel good and to be, and to promote calmness and relaxation. I offer counselling and reiki in the Devizes, and Market Lavington areas of Wiltshire.
As a therapeutic counsellor, a combined approach to psychotherapy enables me to bring together different elements of specific therapies to work in the best way to help you. I work in an integrative way with a view that there is no single approach that can help each client in all situations.
Animal assisted therapy
Animals can play a very important part in developing self-awareness, so my horses are very happy to help you, if you wish.
Indoor therapy may not be for everyone: being outdoors can be very grounding and healing – connection with nature can promote a sense of calm and serenity, even if the weather is bad! Nature is powerful and profound and can be refreshing for the soul.
Movement is good for both physical and mental health. Exercise boosts your mood, and improves physical awareness: classes are a great way to make friends.
Physical and emotional issues can have a huge effect on the body’s energy. self-heal. Reiki can help to rebalance the equilibrium between mind and body through deep relaxation.
Life can seem very busy. Taking a mental break through mediation helps you to discover a quiet place, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
I am a qualified Counsellor, Reiki Master, Exercise Professional, and a British Horse Society Registered Equestrian Coach.
I can offer:
Please contact me for further details on any of the above.