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About me

About me and my Service:
I am an experienced therapist and I have been in practice since 2003. I offer one to one counselling to adults at my private practice, a comfortable studio set in the peaceful garden.

I also offer Bright Heart experiences in Nature and Equine-assisted therapy and wellbeing, these sessions are 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 am an experienced school counsellor and trained to deliver a parenting support programme.


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

I have been in Counselling practice since 2003. I offer counselling to adults 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.

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.

BACP

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

Therapies offered

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

Fees

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

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

First consultation/assessment - 30 mins - no charge.

Telephone and Zoom sessions are a 50 minute therapeutic hour.

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

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

weekdays and weekday evenings up until 7pm finish

Further information

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

Rimpton
Yeovil
Somerset
BA22

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Zoom

Social

Claire Ryall MBACP (Accred)

Claire Ryall MBACP (Accred)