Liz Bunting - Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist UKCP, BACP, EAGALA Practitioner
210a Ashley Road
Burley Fields Outdoor Clinic
07970 920 805
Based in Cheshire and providing services across three counties to include Greater Manchester and Lancashire, Kaleidoscope Psychotherapy is an established private practice based in a comfortable therapy room at Hale Village Therapy Centre. The service is provided by Liz Bunting, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist for young people to explore and express themselves or their troubles in a safe and confidential place. This is through talking therapy, creative methods such as sandtray and clay and with the intervention of therapy dog Aurora.
Since April 2015 an additional service provided is the EAGALA Model of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy/Learning – this is an experiential approach for personal and professional development where participants learn about themselves and others by participating in activities with the horses, and then discussing thoughts, feelings and behaviours. This is offered to parents, young people, teachers, social workers and everybody that works with young people – on an individual basis or group work. Half or full day workshops for groups are available to explore and manage self development skills including communication, problem solving, teamwork, assertiveness, relationship skills and resilience.
A variety of theoretical approaches and methods are drawn from to develop a personalised course of psychotherapy and/or learning to suit each individual and preference.
The service is provided for children and young people to explore and express themselves in a consistent, emotionally safe, non-judgemental and confidential space. Sessions for parents are also available to support and assist with struggles or dilemmas around boundaries, effective communication and balancing responsibilities.
EAL/P Equine Assisted Learning/ Psychotherapy is experiential - this means that participants learn about themselves and others by participating in activities with the horses, and then discussing thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
The focus of EAL/P involves setting up ground activities involving the horses which will require the client or group to apply certain skills: non-verbal communication, assertiveness, creative thinking, problem-solving, leadership, taking responsibility and teamwork.
EAL/P is a powerful and effective therapeutic approach that has an incredible impact on individuals, youths, families, and groups. EAP addresses a variety of mental health and human development needs including behavioral issues, attention deficit disorder, PTSD, substance abuse, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, relationship problems and communication needs.
The basic differences between EAL/P are that Equine Assisted Learning is utilized for self development skills including communication, problem solving, teamwork, assertiveness, relationship skills and resilience, whereas within an Equine Assisted Psychotherapy sessions clients will explore how they perceive themselves and relate to others, raise their awareness of patterns of behavior, strengths and weaknesses and develop strategies to make the changes they wish to.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certified Eagala Practitioner
Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents
Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling with Adults
Certificate in Transactional Analysis
BSc (Honours) Psychology
Certificate in Counselling
Certificate of Professional Development; Listening to Children & Young People
I have experience working within the NHS as part of a primary mental health team providing counselling to adults and with Beacon Counselling, a Bramhall based charity in Stockport working with adults and young people between the ages of eleven and nineteen. Issues worked with include Anxiety, ADHD, depression, panic attacks, bereavement, exclusion from school, issues around identity, friendships and relationships, whose parents are separated or divorced and self esteem/confidence problems.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Equine therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Group therapy
Fees vary depending on your requirements for individual or group therapy or professional development.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Liz offers afternoon, evening & weekend session between room therapy in Hale Village Therapy Centre & Equine Assisted Psychotherapy/Learning in a peaceful rural location with horses.
Types of client
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