Claire Ball

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South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE32 3DT
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am not your average counsellor. I use my background in person-centred training to provide a caring and non-judgemental approach. I feel that the most important part of counselling is the relationship between the counsellor and the client. I will help you to feel comfortable and safe in our sessions and work with you to deal with any issues you are or have been facing. 

I will use other modes of therapy if I feel that they will help you and they can support you with your journey and I will give you the tools to decide what is best for you. 

I can work with a number of issues and my area of expertise is working with women around Body Image, Self-Love and Self-Confidence. If you've spent years hating how you look or how you feel about yourself, come and find out how I can help empower you to be the best version of yourself. 

I am a fat positive counsellor and I have helped many women to leave diet culture and live a life free from restriction and rules. You can be the healthiest and happiest version of yourself that you have ever been. Message me to ask me how. 

I can't take away your struggles, but I can walk beside you and help you through them and I will be there to give you the safe space to work through the things that may be holding you back in life, whilst offering challenge when needed. 

Sessions can take place at my office in Jarrow, South Tyneside or via Zoom. 

Training, qualifications & experience

2:1 BA (Hons) in Counselling 

Life Coaching Diploma (2023)

Melanoma Awareness Training (2022)

Single Session Therapy (2021)

Working online with children and young people (2020)

Relational Depth in Counselling & Psychotherapy (2020)

Pluralistic Approach to therapy (2020) 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Body Confidence


Low Self Worth

Therapies offered


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I have set days that I work but I can be flexible if needed for odd sessions so if my days and times don't suit please get in touch to see if we could make something work. 

Unit 18, Jarrow Business Centre, Rolling Mill Road, Viking Industrial Estate, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE32 3DT

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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