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Claire Ryall MBACP (Accred)

Yeovil, Somerset, BA22
07805 548306 07805 548306 Registered / Accredited

About me

About me and my Service:
I have been in Counselling Practice since 2003. I offer one to one counselling to adults and teenagers at my private practice, a comfortable, confidential studio.

I also offer Bright Heart experiences in Nature and Equine Assisted Therapy and Wellbeing sessions from April through to October - working with the ponies and donkey in nature. Please see my website for more details.

I am well located to offer counselling to Service Personnel & family members - offering Professional awareness of the particular problems experienced by Service personnel and families.

I take referrals from The Headache Clinic, Yeovil. www.theheadacheclinic.co.uk

I also offer Parent Support and Advice to parents of children of all ages and have worked as a Comprehensive school counsellor since 2003.

I have worked as the school counsellor and held mindfulness groups at an Independent boarding school since 2016.

About my approach: 
My therapeutic approach includes Humanistic, Integrative, Transpersonal and Systemic themes. I use CBT techniques as part of my therapeutic approach. I include the use of visualisations or relaxation techniques to help bring balance, but always in a safe and nurturing environment; and I offer my clients Bach flower remedies, if required.

Counselling can lead to Improved self-esteem and confidence, can help develop a greater sense of worthiness and can help improve personal relationships, work issues, and sporting performance.

It is my belief that each client is unique, and has individual needs, values and priorities. We work together to draw on that inner capacity for positive change, that we all have deep down.

Training, qualifications & experience

Prior to 2003  I qualified in Youth Work; worked as a  companion to the elderly; supported families connected with Social Services; qualified to deliver Positive Parenting Programme.

I have been in Counselling practice since 2003. I offer counselling to adults and teenagers at my private practice. 
2006  Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy.

In 2009 I gained accreditation status with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. I am a Registered MBACP (member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

2016 certified LEAP practitioner for Equine Assisted Therapy. I offer one-on-one therapy sessions; general wellbeing sessions; Wellbeing workshops for up to 4 people; Bright Heart experiences; Campovers at Dove Retreat.

2019 I trained and qualified in Foundation level of Systemic Constellation practice.

Ongoing 'family constellation' group CPD.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Equine Assisted Therapy & Wellbeing
Parent Support & Advice
Service Personnel & family members
I will visit nursing or care homes for the elderly.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Equine therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology


First consultation/assessment - 30 mins - no charge.

Counselling - £ 45 for 1 hour.

Bright Heart experiences in Nature at Dove Retreat / Equine Assisted Therapy & Wellbeing - see website for current charges.

Further information

Ample parking for cars.
Not on bus routes or close to train stations.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


weekdays and weekday evenings up until 7pm finish

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Claire Ryall MBACP (Accred)

Claire Ryall MBACP (Accred)