Claire Dyson BA (Hons), Registered Member MBACP, Partner at The Practice

Claire Dyson BA (Hons), Registered Member MBACP, Partner at The Practice

The Practice
126 Oatlands Drive
KT13 9HL

07950 986 085

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The Practice
126 Oatlands Drive
KT13 9HL

07950 986 085

About me

Thank you for clicking my entry to find out more. 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 choose what, if anything, you want to do about it.

I can help with many issues particularly high anxiety and working with those baffled by overeating that, whilst not a full blown eating disorder, feels compulsive, addictive even, with names like comfort eating, emotional eating or binge eating.  If you find yourself gripped by uncontrollable urges to eat and you’re sick and tired of years of yo-yo dieting then I may be able to help.

If you are coming to me wanting to work on reducing high anxiety, lifting low mood, loss or something else which is bothering you, being an integrative-relational counsellor, once I have met you, I do the work to pick the best from several types of therapy (buzzwords like 'CBT', 'Humanistic', 'Psychodynamic', 'Person Centred' and so on), 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.

If you are looking to address your overeating then I do this by offering Understanding Your Eating (UYE), 5 one hour sessions one to one over 5 consecutive weeks designed to help you identify if you are an emotional eater and then, if you are, teach you other ways to manage your emotions and your 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

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.

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 a busy Surrey GP practice and a BACP accredited charity offering counselling for anxiety and depression from three Surrey locations.

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.

I look forward to hearing from you. Warmly, Claire

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

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

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  • Counselling Room


£50 per 50 minute counselling session (individuals)

Introduction to Understanding Your Eating: 5 confidential sessions run over five consecutive weeks. This can be done one to one at my individual rate or in confidential groups of 6 (£125 for each attendee).

The Introduction gives the basics then you have the option to select from nine modules going deeper into some of the issues, of necessity, only touched on in the Introduction:

Body Esteem

Self Esteem

Motivation and Empowerment for Change

Food monitoring and choice

Activity (impacts on our self-esteem, self-consciousness, sense of capability and achievement)

Self Nurture



Emotional Eating

Maps & Directions

Weybridge, KT13 9HL

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


My working week is Monday to Friday, please contact me if you would like to know more about my availability, thank you.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme