Sandy Kempson Registered MBACP
I work from a psychodynamic approach which means I focus on understanding how difficult life experiences can affect you. Feeling depressed and or anxious often stems from difficulties with relationships and I aim to help you explore this in a safe environment.
Relationship difficulties can be understood really well by including work with horses. This can be a powerful addition to the counselling so that is why I decided to go onto train in Equine assisted therapy. Children, adolescents and adults all can benefit from experiencing therapy alongside an equine partner and this is becoming more widely recognised. Those with Autistic tendencies especially gain from including horses in sessions.
No experience or knowledge of horses is needed to take part.
All the work is non ridden/ in hand exercises, in a relaxed, outdoor environment.
I have a broad range of experience working both long and short term with anxiety, depression, abuse, bullying, self harm, low self esteem and relationship conflicts. I believe we all have the capacity to work through and take control of our lives in a more positive way.
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
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
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I offer a first meeting for an initial fee of £25.00 This gives you the chance to be sure working with me is right for you.
I can work for an unlimited period or for a specific number of sessions.
Further Fees are charged at £35 per 1: 1 room based 50 minute session & £70 for Equine Sessions which can be for up to 90 mins. I offer a limited number of concessions depending on circumstances.
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