Claire Dyson BA (Hons)

Claire Dyson BA (Hons)


07950 986 085

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07950 986 085

About me

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” meaning 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. Like a bespoke scent made specially to suit you rather than offering the same single note perfume to all.

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 might be a helpful next step for you, thank you.

I would have thought that the odds are pretty good that I can help in that, 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 whose overeating feels compulsive and addictive.

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

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

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


£50 for 50 minutes individuals

Understanding Your Eating (a programme of 5 x weekly sessions each designed to help people whose overeating feels compulsive and addictive) £250

Maps & Directions

Weybridge, KT13

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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