Claire Ballardie

Claire Ballardie


Registered Member MBACP

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Phone number
07710420357

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Therapist - Market Lavington Devizes

Market Lavington Devizes SN10
07710420357
Sessions from £40.00

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About me and my therapy practice

I offer therapeutic counselling in Market Lavington. near Devizes, Wiltshire. It can really help to talk things through when we feel anxious, indecisive, or are not coping well with day-to-day life. 

I work face to face either outdoors in my lovely garden, or in my airy therapy room, social distancing guidance permitting. I also offer sessions on-line using Zoom or Skype.

Life can throw all sorts of unexpected events at us. At the  moment, we are all in a very unusual situation with Covid19, with the added stress of social distancing and the fear of being ill ourselves.

Living and working in the countryside has its own pressures. Farming, the equestrian industry, and spending hours struggling in adverse conditions in rural occupations takes its toll, and this is one of the  areas I have a special interest in.

Anxiety and depression can be a result of not being able to be close to poorly friends or being isolated, Being in lock-down with family where relationships are foundering can require careful management. Talking to someone who can listen without judgement, can help to bring a new perspective to coping with this 'new normal', whatever that may be.

 My role is to help you to explore your feelings and 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 impede 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. 

Practice description

I believe in a holistic approach to mental and physical health, and have both indoor and outside facilities, with options for outdoor therapy, utilising the healing qualities of being in nature and around animals if this is suitable for your process.

 My role is to help you to explore your feelings and 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 impede 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.

Dreams and the imagination can be very insightful, as can the physical effects of trauma on the body. Your past history may have an impact on how you are coping with life now and how you view yourself.

Meditation and mindfulness aid relaxation and focus, creating mental space for self-exploration and change in self-perception. Reiki facilitates deep relaxation, which can aid self-healing.

I work with a psycho-spiritual model. (BACP Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling) and I am also a Reiki Master Practitioner.

My first session

We will have contact by phone or email before your first session to work out what you would like help with at the moment, and book your first appointment.

In your first session, we will go through the counselling contract together, make plan for future sessions and I will take a brief history about you and what issues are foremost in your mind. It is your choice what you want to talk about: you will not be made to talk about anything you find uncomfortable. 

if you feel counselling is not for you at this time, you are under no obligation to continue.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Business coaching, Cancer, Career coaching, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling