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I am an Equine Assisted Therapist and work with my 4 Icelandic Horses to offer something different to the traditional face to face approach to therapy.
I am able to provide a safe therapeutic environment with the extra dimension horses can bring. Because they are unable to understand mixed messages and operate at a deeper level, horses give huge insight into the way we operate within the rest of society. At the South Godstone Equine Assisted Therapy Centre you can safely examine the way you are and the ‘hidden’ messages you are giving to yourself and to others. With this new information, the centre is also a unique environment for practising different ways of being and help you to make different choices about your life. There is the added advantage of the instant and rewarding feedback which comes from these gentle animals. Equine Assisted Therapy always concludes with a debriefing session which includes looking at ways that information gained can be used to your benefit in the outside world. Working in this way can be deeply moving at times but is also rewarding, exciting and fun. It suits people who are already very familiar with horses in different settings as well as those who have no experience at all.
My approach is integrative, but largely person centred. This means I value you as an individual and offer a non-judgemental, empathic and supportive approach, just as I would in the traditional setting. I can offer the space for you to come to a greater understanding of yourself, your patterns and your ways of being. This will allow you to make more informed choices and in turn give you a greater sense of well-being.
I continue to work as a supervisor at a Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre as I have for the last five years and have a special interest in trauma. Although I no longer work within a G.P. surgery, I have experience of working within the NHS environment and as part of a team. I do still take a very limited number of clients who wish to work in the traditional way and also offer supervision both in the traditional way and experimentally with Equine Assisted Supervision.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss your particular requirements.
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Training
Norfolk and at LEAP, Gloucester.
Attended many specialist training courses with RASASC (Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre), around the topics of rape, abuse, trauma and disassociative identity disorder.
Diploma in Supervision with Cascade, Woking.
Currently undertaking a diploma in Family Therapy
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
Animal related phobias and difficulties
Equine Assisted Therapy Sessions are one and a half hours and cost £65.00.
Face to face counselling or supervision is £40.00 for one hour.
There is ample parking. Details of accessing the centre by public transport can be provided.
Allergy suffers please note that there are cats, dogs and horses at the South Godstone location.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am able to be flexible with my availability and although most of my work takes place during office hours, I will offer sessions at the weekends and during the evenings as necessary.