Claire Ryall MBACP (Accred)

Claire Ryall MBACP (Accred)

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 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.

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

About my approach: 
My therapeutic approach is humanistic, Integrative, and transpersonal. 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.

Within my work I also offer 'Parent Support & Advice' which is tailored to the needs of each family/parent. Themes may include Triple P concepts,(Positive Parenting Program), a scientifically researched family support strategy designed to help parents improve their parenting skills and build positive relationships with their children.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been in Counselling practice since 2003. I offer counselling to adults and teenagers at my private practice. I am also a Parent & Family Support Advisor for Somerset County Council. I have an Accreditation as a practitioner to deliver Triple P (Positive Parenting Program), which I am now offering in Private Practice.

I have a 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).

Prior to that I qualified in Youth Work, worked as a  companion to the elderly, and offered support for families connected with Social Services.

I am a certified LEAP practitioner for Equine Assisted Therapy. I offer therapy sessions, general wellbeing session and wellbeing day workshops for 2 or 3 people.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

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.


First consultation/assessment - 30 mins - no charge.

Counselling - £ 45 for 1 hour.

Equine Assisted Therapy - £55 for a 1 hour session. £75 for 1 and a half hours.
Small groups - General Wellbeing 11am/4pm £50 per day per person.

Further information

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

Maps & Directions

Rimpton, BA22

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


weekdays and weekday evenings up until 7pm finish

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme