About Claire Ballardie


Hi. I guess you would like to know more about me, Claire Ballardie.

I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, and am registered with the BACP.  I offer one-to-one counselling to help you to cope with life’s challenges in this ever-changing world. Basically, you talk. I listen, guide, support.  Sessions can be in my studio or outside in my lovely garden. Waffle welcome!

As a Fitness League Teacher and Member of the Register of Exercise Professionals. I offer Movement for the Mind sessions  as well as my Flexercise anytime with Claire videos.

I am also a riding instructor specialising in Classical Dressage on the BHS Register of accredited coaches with many years experience with horses. I have my own horses and ride regularly. They have always  played a big part in my life, and are invaluable for therapy work. You may know me as Claire Lilley.


Healing runs in my family, and I was drawn to the path of helping others by my paternal grandmother. An intuitive and caring lady, she had an affinity with both people and animals, and a horse lover also. Her ‘healing hands’ were a mystery to me as a child, but as a  Reiki Master I now understand the effect of balancing the body’s energy and promoting self-healing.

I am a  Member of the UK Reiki Federation.