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

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

The Practice
126 Oatlands Drive
KT13 9HL

07950 986 085 / 07950 986 085

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About me

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, working with couples on their relationship and with those baffled by uncontrollable overeating that, whilst not a full blown eating disorder, non the less feels compulsive, addictive even, with names like comfort eating, emotional eating or binge eating.

I am an “integrative-relational counsellor” meaning once I have met you, I pick the best from several types of therapy (buzzwords you may have heard like CBT, person-centred, humanistic, psychodynamic, mindfulness and so on) to make a blend tailored to you.  Like a bespoke scent made especially for you rather than pushing everyone through the same old sheep dip regardless of their 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.

I run a private practice from my base in Weybridge.  Before training as a counsellor I worked for 28 years in the private sector so I have insight into the stresses and strains of balancing work and life as well as experience of the ups and downs of life generally.

I have worked as part of the teams delivering counselling to patients at two busy Surrey GP surgeries and I work with The Counselling Partnership, a BACP accredited charity which offers counselling for anxiety and depression from three locations in Surrey.

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.

I look forward to hearing from you. Warmly, Claire

* = Assay, T. P., & Lambert, M. J. (1999). The empirical case for the common factors in therapy: Quantitative findings. In M. A. Hubble, B. L. Duncan, & S. D. Miller (Eds.), The heart and soul of change: What works in therapy (pp. 33-56). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

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

Photos & videos

  • Counselling Room


£60 per 50 minute counselling session (individuals)

£80 per 50 minute counselling session (couples)

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 (£150 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
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No

The is a 20cm step up into the house (over the door step) so I would hope that if a person in a wheelchair could swivel their back to the door I would be able to pull the wheelchair over that step.


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