Claire Ballardie

Claire Ballardie


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
07710420357
Website

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Therapist - Market Lavington Devizes

Market Lavington Devizes SN10
07710420357
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

My work is founded on my own life experience of education, work, family, sport, and the coping strategies that get us through tough times. Counselling can help to put a new perspective on life, and find the strength to change.

With a background of many years in the equestrian sports industry, I also offer equine-assisted therapy.

Meditation can focus the mind and aid relaxation. Dreams and the imagination can be very insightful. As a Reiki Master Practitioner, I can use techniques to balance mind and body if appropriate to your needs.

Your past history may have an impact on how you are coping with life now and how you view yourself. We can explore the connections between your past and present experiences.

I work with a psycho-spiritual model. (BACP Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling)

Practice description

I aim to help you to understand your feelings and emotions brought up by life events, such as divorce, bereavement, or trauma. When daily life becomes a struggle, confidence and self-esteem can plummet.

It can really help to talk things through when coping at work, or at home, is difficult.

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 or Skype.

I offer short or long-term work with clients over the age of 18 years.

For further details, please visit my web site:

https://wiltshire-wellbeing.co.uk

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 how the counselling process can help, and whether indoor our outdoor therapy would be of benefit to you.  

A brief history about you and what issues are foremost in your mind is helpful at this stage. It is your choice what you want to talk about: you will not be made to talk about anything you find uncomfortable. 

We also make plans for future sessions, but 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

Types of therapy

Gestalt, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Psychosynthesis, Relational, Transpersonal

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