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
Great News! I am a member of the Therapist Team at Life on Top at The Healthy Life Co.
Welcome to my website. 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 work in the Devizes, Melksham and Market Lavington areas of Wiltshire.
As a 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.
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.
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.