About me

About me and my Service:
I am an experienced therapist and I qualified in 2006. I offer one to one counselling to adults at my private practice, a comfortable studio set in the quiet countryside.

About my approach: 
My therapeutic approach includes Humanistic, Integrative, Transpersonal and Systemic themes. I sometimes 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; I can also 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.

In 2006 I trained to deliver equine-facilitated psychotherapy and now offer Nurture in Nature sessions at Dove Retreat, where I have some ponies, sheep and beautiful white doves visit www.thehealingherd.wordpress.com

Training, qualifications & experience

I offer counselling to adults at my private practice. 
2006  Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy.

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 Facilitated Psychotherapy

2019  Qualified in Foundation level of Systemic Constellation practice.

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

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Nurture in Nature sessions with animals at Dove Retreat
Parent Support & Advice


£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person or telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

EAP/Health Insurance Providers


Additional information

First consultation/assessment - 30 mins - no charge.

Therapy sessions are for 1 hour.

Nurture in Nature at Dove Retreat  - see website for current charges.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

weekdays and weekday evenings up until 7pm finish

Further information

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


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Claire Ryall

Claire Ryall