Great News! I am a member of the Therapist Team at Life on Top
Therapists are located on the top floor of their shop at
4, The Little Brittox, Devizes SN10 1AR.
What I can offer:
Claire Ballardie Dip.Couns. MBACP, Reiki Master Practitioner
I believe that physical and mental health are very closely linked and have an overall impact on wellbeing: Low mood- low energy, low energy-low mood. Talking therapy (counselling) helps you to explore issues that are affecting you, and to gain clearer self-awareness. The body can be greatly affected by emotional distress, and balancing its energy flow with Reiki encourages a sense of deep relaxation and promotes both emotional and physical healing.
Therapy sessions can be either counselling or Reiki, or a combination of both.
Meditation calms a busy mind, and there is time to experience this relaxing technique as part of a full reiki or counselling session.
As a counsellor, my role is to provide a safe place for you to explore your feelings: providing an outlet for emotions brought up by life events, such as bereavement, or coping with anxiety and depression brought about by the struggle of day-to-day life. Low self-esteem and lack of confidence can get in the way of personal growth. Counselling is about having someone to talk to you can trust, who is non-judgemental and works with you to understand your world.
I work in an integrative way, bringing together different therapies that are beneficial for you personally. I offer short or long term counselling, depending on individual needs.
Therapies I use:
- Person-centred (about you)
- Psychosynthesis (understanding yourself)
- Gesthalt (body awareness)
- Transpersonal (spirituality)
- Psycodynamic (childhood)
Our initial 30 minute session is to intoduce you to the counseling process and how we can work together. Further sessions lasts for 50 minutes. We will agree the number of sessions, on weekly basis at a set time.
Counsellling can help with (for example):
- Anxiety, stress
- Bereavement (people or pets)
- Relationships and family
- Life events
- Eating Disorders
- Low self esteem
- Divorce & separation
- Affairs and betrayal
Price of Counselling:
Initial session £20 (30 minutes)
Further sessions £40 (50 minutes)
Reiki (Universal life force energy) is an ancient technique, re-discovered by Dr Mikao Usui a Japanese theologian, in the 19th century. It is used to provide that extra boost for the body, promoting the flow of energy helping the body heal itself naturally.
During a treatment, I will channel this energy through my hands and use it to rebalance the chakras, or energy centres.
Reiki is a non-invasive, complementary therapy using the energy that flows through all living things, which Eastern medicine has worked with for thousands of years. You will be fully clothed lying on a couch or sitting on a chair. I will place my hands just above or lightly touch, different areas, concentrating on where the energy is most needed. Your body will take as much energy as it requires. It has the ability to heal itself, but sometimes this healing process becomes weak, or blocked. Your energy can be affected by stress, anxiety, life events, or illness. Reiki helps to bring balance to your mind, body and soul, encouraging deep relaxation, promoting self-healing.
I offer Reiki as a one-off session, or combined with counselling sessions.
Reiki can help with (for example):
- Anxiety and Stress
- Poor circulation
- Balancing emotion
- Immune system
- Respiratory issues
- Skin problems
Price of Reiki:
Taster session £20 (30 minutes)
Full session £40 (50 minutes)
Telephone: 07710 420357