Therapeutic Counselling – Market Lavington, near Devizes, Wiltshire

About me and my practice

Claire Ballardie

I offer psycho-therapeutic counselling in Market Lavington, near Devizes, Wiltshire.

My work as a counsellor is founded on my own life experience of education, work, family, sport, and the coping strategies that get us through tough times. Traumatic events, such as losing a loved one, affect our ability to cope with day-to-day life. I have a special interest on how these impact on our lives. Counselling can help us to put a new perspective on life,  by noticing how we feel right now, and giving us the strength to change our responses to other people.

With a background of many years in the equestrian sports industry, I also offer equine-assisted therapy, where appropriate to your needs. My horses, being flight animals, are specialists in responses to fear and trauma,  helping me with an integrative approach to therapy.

Ecotherapy by the stream

What I can offer:


Face to face sessions are either outdoors in my lovely garden, fields, or in my airy therapy room, social distancing guidance permitting. For many clients, being in a natural setting can be more beneficial that being indoors.

I also work on-line using Zoom. I also offer sessions by text, phone or email.I offer short or long-term I work with clients over the age of 18 years.


Your initial 20 minute phone call is free of charge. Just contact me to arrange a day and time that suits you.

For session prices click: PRICES


About my work

Counselling supports other areas of my work: I am also a Reiki Master, and Exercise Professional, and a British Horse Society Registered Equestrian Coach.

I work within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and am subject to its Professional Conduct Procedure.

Counselling can help with:




Eating Disorders

Family issues


Low self-esteem

Pet Bereavement



Separation and divorce




My Qualifications & Experience:


Approaches I draw from are:

  • Person-centred
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Gesthalt
  • Transpersonal
  • Psychodynamic
  • CBT