Claire Dyson BA (Hons), Registered Member MBACP
07950 986 085
I offer a non-judgemental breathing space in which you can put the World on hold and, with no one making demands on you, reflect, pinpoint what's really troubling you, get to the root cause then chose what, if anything, you want to do about it.
Thank you for clicking my entry to find out more. At this stage in your search the question uppermost in your mind is probably “Claire, can you help me?” followed by “How on Earth do I pick which type of therapy is best for me out of all these buzzwords like 'CBT', 'Humanistic', 'Psychodynamic', 'Person Centred' and so on?”
I am an “integrative-relational counsellor” so, once I have met you, I do the work to pick the best from several types of therapy and blend an approach tailored to you. Think of it like a bespoke scent created especially for you rather than dousing you in the same perfume as everyone else regardless of your preferences or needs.
Research shows that of all the factors determining how well therapy goes our therapeutic relationship accounts for 30% of likely success, hence “relational” and my studying a degree which taught me how to make best use of our relationship in our work together.
So, back to your questions. The honest answer at this stage is I don’t know for sure if I can help, I hope so. It is hard for us to get the measure of each other from just a photo and a profile of me and an email or a phone call from you. I would suggest that you give me a ring please on 07950 986 085 to discuss whether an initial "chemistry test" session (which is not chargeable) might be a helpful next step for you, thank you.
In addition to my private practice in Weybridge, I am a member of the teams delivering counselling to patients at two busy Surrey GP surgeries and a BACP accredited charity offering counselling for anxiety and depression from three Surrey locations.
My area of particular interest is working with those who express their emotional distress through bouts of over-eating which feels addictive or compulsive (also known as emotional eating, comfort eating or binge eating).
I do this by offering Understanding Your Eating (UYE), a programme designed to help people identify if they are emotional eaters and then, if they are, teach them other ways to manage their emotions and their life.
UYE was developed by a former Professor of Counselling at University of Hertfordshire as a result of 25 years of experience working with eating disorders in general and emotional eating in particular. Please click this link for more details Understanding Your Eating
Before I was a counsellor I worked for 28 years in the private sector so have insight into the stresses and strains of balancing work and Life and experience of Life’s ups and downs generally.
Training, qualifications & experience
FdA / BA Hons in Integrative-Relational Counselling
Understanding Your Eating
Extending your skills in working with grieving people (seminar held by Dr Lois Tonkin, Cruse West Sussex)
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course
Mental Health First Aid Course
Understanding How to Support People with Dementia and Their Carers
NCFE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory
AQA Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 per 50 minute counselling session (individuals)
Understanding Your Eating is a programme designed to help people first identify if they are emotional eaters and then, if they are, teach them other ways to manage their emotions and their life.
There is an introductory set of five weekly seminars giving the basics then the option to select from nine modules going deeper into some of the issues, of necessity, only touched on in the Introduction so self-esteem for example.
Introduction to Understanding Your Eating: 5 confidential seminars run over five consecutive weeks. This can be done in confidential groups of 6 (£125 each) or one to one at my individual rate.
Understanding Your Eating Modules: again these can be done in groups or one to one.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|