I offer mediation sessions both on-line and in person at my psychotherapy practice.

What is meditation?

Meditation  helps you to recognise your own thoughts and anxiety, and help you to learn relaxation techniques, developing the ability to cope with stressful situations. Meditation is about enjoying the moment and to see yourself in a kind and positive way.

Learning techniques that can be used for a short time each day can help to introduce calmness into your life, reducing the body’s signs of stress such as high blood pressure, feelings of panic, shortness of breathe and so on. Meditation promotes a holistic feeling of well-being for both mind and body.

What happens in a session?

We will check your posture and focus on your breath to start with to calm your mind- and to slow down a ‘busy’ brain. We will work through the body releasing tension, aiming for a deep sense of peace and relaxation. We will spend some tome on relaxing each part of the body in turn, focusing on breathing techniques. You will be guided through a meditation, such as walking through a garden to help you to mentally relax and to bring about a sense of calm, like a daydream. We all have a special place to remember where we felt happy and relaxed.

Meditation can help to:
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Balance mind, body and soul
  • Promote self-healing

Stressful situations such as a visit to the dentist, sitting in traffic jams etc can be managed in a calmer way with meditation techniques, enabling you to keep your cool when under pressure! Performance anxiety, such as making a speech or taking part in a competition can be significantly reduced with meditative techniques.

Contact me for further details.


Wellbeing Nature Days


Come along for a restorative and relaxing experience.The day will be an introduction to a variety of calming  practices for you to try, including:

  • Meditation
  • Tai Chi
  • Drumming
  • and more………..

…………. all set in a beautiful private setting of woodland and streams.You will have the opportunity to connect with nature, with yourself and with others and will leave feeling relaxed, connected and empowered.

These workshops are run by two qualified psychotherapists, Claire Ballardie and Dawn Harding, who share a keen interest in wellbeing in nature. 

TICKETS:  £75.00 per person.

Contact Claire or Dawn to pay by bank transfer and book your place. You will be sent a registration form to complete and email back to Dawn. Alternatively, you can pay by PayPal below:


Open to adults (over 18 years) Come and join us for a wonderful day in a quiet and private setting, offering a unique and rustic feel among the woodland and fields.


Private setting in Market Lavington, near Devizes, Wiltshire.



Claire Ballardie BA (Hons) MBACP

07710 420357


Our July workshop was a huge success…..

The weather was good to us, the group bonded through the different activities and left feeling a true sense of calm while also taking away several techniques they would like to incorporate into their daily lives.  Here are a few snaps from the July 2022 workshop.