Claire Ball (MBACP; BABCP Accred.; MSc; PG Dip CBT)

Claire Ball (MBACP; BABCP Accred.; MSc; PG Dip CBT)

The Self Centre Ltd
Unit 4, Drinkstone Investment Park, Suffolk Business Park
Kempson Way
Bury St. Edmunds
IP32 7AR

07538 135946

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About me

As a Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with more than 8 years' experience working within a number of therapeutic settings, including primary and tertiary NHS services, Claire offers one-to-one appointments to help adults with a range of difficulties.

Appointments are offered to over 18s on a one-to-one basis in comfortable rooms at The Self Centre, a wellbeing centre on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

Appointments are usually 50 minutes long, and offered on a weekly basis, starting with an initial assessment appointment (90 minutes), which offers a chance to meet and make a decision jointly as to whether Claire will be able to help you reach your therapy goals.

The focus of your sessions depend on what you want to get from your therapy. The emphasis will be on helping you to learn methods to help yourself get well and stay well, and there will be no obligation to continue when you feel ready to end therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post-graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London

  • MSc Therapeutic Counselling, University of Greenwich

  • Accredited ​Member of British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies

  • Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Each appointment is charged at a rate of £50 per hour. Payment is usually made at the end of each session by cash or cheque. If you prefer to pay for more than one session at a time, courses of sessions can be booked in advance. Assessment sessions last 90 minutes and are charged at £65.

If you are not sure if this type of therapy is right for you, you can book a free 15-minute telephone appointment, where you can discuss what you are looking for help with, and what you would like to get from your therapy. You can also use this appointment to ask Claire any questions you might have about the type of therapy on offer. This discussion could also take place via email, if you prefer.

Further information

Free on-site parking is available at both locations.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

Maps & Directions

Bury St. Edmunds, IP32 7AR

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes

Please don't hesitate to let me know if you would like to discuss any concerns around accessibility.


I currently have a variety of times available. Please get in touch for details.

Types of client

Older adults
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