I offer counselling in Devizes. I am based in The Little Brittox at Life on Top, above the Healthy Life Shop. Contact me for an initial assessment where we can meet and talk about how counselling could help you.
Talking about difficulties in your life with the right support and with someone who can guide you professionally can help you to make sense of issues, and to explore them in different ways.
As a 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 believe that physical and mental health are very closely linked and have an overall impact on wellbeing: Low mood- low energy, low energy-low mood. Talking therapy (counselling) helps you to explore issues that are affecting you, and to gain clearer self-awareness. The body can be greatly affected by emotional distress, and balancing its energy flow with Reiki encourages a sense of deep relaxation and promotes both emotional and physical healing.
Claire Ballardie Dip.Couns. MBACP, (registered) Reiki Master Practitioner
In our sessions, we will focus on gaining a better understanding about your horse and about yourself. Sessions will include ‘talking therapy‘ without the horse, to gain understanding about yourself, and issues going on for you. We will also work with your horse, to improve how you function together.
As a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist (CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling) I am able to support you if you need time to talk during any one-to-one session (e.g. reiki/personal training). If there is something you wish to share in a non-judgemental and confidential environment, just let me know.
I am a counsellor for Wiltshire Mind, and Mental Lead for The Fitness League to promote the benefits of exercise for mental health.
Stressed? Anxious? Lack of confidence? Developing self-awareness helps to identify triggers which cause anxiety. Once we notice what happens to us, both mentally and physically, we can start to learn how to keep calm and focused on what we need to, improving our ability to concentrate. This in turn improves self-confidence and feeling more able to cope with daily life.
Self-awareness can be helped by the following:
- Relaxation and breathing techniques.
- Fitness and posture.
- Learning to trust your intuition.
- Learning more about yourself as a person.
Venturing into the realms of self-awareness takes bravery. Are you brave enough to open the door into the world of self-discovery?