About me

Hi, I’m Claire Kelly, Counsellor MBACP.

I’m a mother and grandmother and have taken the squiggly route through my professional life. I’ve been a theatre performer, reiki and crystal healer, massage therapist, bodyworker, developed a therapeutic aromatherapy range, co-created a herbs and superfoods business, raised a family, explored my humanity and spirituality and came to counselling. I have always  loved meeting other humans in the space of compassionate enquiry, unconditional acceptance and stillness. And I love exploring what gets underneath our skin, what lies inside, at the root, in the bones, in our hearts. I love assisting the truth spread its wings and fly. I love stories, personal and archetypal and I live for the process of reclaiming our freedom.

In my therapy practice I’m influenced by a trauma informed approach including Compassionate enquiry (Dr. Gabor Mate), Psychosynthesis (Robert Assagioli), Internal family systems (Dr. Robert Swartz), Transactional analysis (Eric Berne), Jungian storytelling (Clarissa Pinkola Estes), Polyvagal theory (Dr. Stephen Porges), archetypes of the tarot & Eco-therapy (Theodore Roszak), to name a few. This enquiry into theory and practice grows in response to what my clients bring.

  • I’m a register member of BACP (British council of counsellors & psychotherapists)
  • I’m a counsellor for SWEDA (Somerset & Wessex Eating Disorders Association) 2019-2021 (ongoing)
  • I’m trained in psycho-spiritual counselling CPCAB Level 2, 3 & 4 diplomas (graduate of the acclaimed Sweet Track spiritual counselling school in Glastonbury)
  • I’m a Priestess of Rhiannon (I’m trained in creating & holding ceremony and rites of passage for blessing-ways, births, marriages, divorces, deaths and all manner of major life events)
  • I’m a holistic therapist & bodyworker
  • I’ve done 30 years of personal growth work attending workshops, classes, courses & festivals exploring authentic self, spirituality and whole-self wellbeing
  • I’ve done 26 years of parenting & grandparenting developing awareness around the developmental needs of child, teen and adult in order to live fully as the authentic whole self

Want to work with me?

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