Sandy Kempson Registered MBACP
I offer one to one Equine Facilitated Therapy for adults and young people on outskirts of Maidstone, Kent. There is no age barrier, recent clients have ranged from 11 to 66 years of age and all were looking for an alternative to a room based traditional therapy. The benefits of experiencing therapy alongside an equine partner are becoming more widely recognised and you do not need any experience or knowledge of horses to take part. All the work is non ridden/ in hand exercises, in a relaxed, outdoor environment.
Horses have been and remain closely linked to humans in many respects. Their sensitivity reflects our emotions and working with them encourages us to understand our problems and behaviour through senses and metaphorical learning. With gentle guidance from me, the horses I work with will help you learn valuable personal insights. Each session ends with a debrief, giving each client the opportunity to fully explore their experiences. A broad range of issues can be helped including anxiety, depression, abuse, bullying, self harm, low self esteem and relationship conflicts. This work also encourages personal development such as communication skills, respect, empathy, trust, confidence, managing energy levels and healthy relationships.
Choosing which therapy will work is often a difficult choice and I offer a first meeting with myself and the horses for an initial fee of £25.00 This gives you the chance to be sure Equine Therapy is right for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
WPF Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
LEAP Certified EFP Practitioner.
Certificate in CBT Skills.
I currently work with a range of clients in GP surgeries for the IAPT service, for Schools and within charitable agencies. I have over 20 years experience working with horses in various capacities.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
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Trying something new can be daunting. I offer an initial assessment for a reduced fee of £25. This assessment gives you the opportunity to decide if this type of therapy can work for you. You are under no obligation to continue working with me and the horses if you do not feel it is right for you.
Further EFP sessions : £70.00. ( Concessions available). Sessions generally are for 60 - 90 minutes.
1:1 room based, face to face therapy : £40.00 per session.
What do other people think of Equine Therapy?
This is a comment from one my recent clients following her experience:
"I have always been scared of horses therefore wasn't sure if Equine therapy was for me. However Sandy encouraged me that she could support me with this and support me she did. From my first step in the paddock to meeting the horses, I felt safe. I was surprised how much I learnt about myself through my interaction with the horse and the support from Sandy. I would highly recommend this form of therapy to anyone."
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||I can work alongside interpreters.|
I can offer flexible times including evenings and weekends.
Types of client