PTSTA, CTA, Psychotherapist Advanced Certified with EAGALA
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I am an experiment child & adult psychotherapist. I offer play therapy for children. Walk and talk therapy for adults and equine assisted psychotherapy. This is a team approach involving a psychotherapist and a trusted equine specialist. This therapy offers the opportunity to be in a natural environment with animals. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy can help adult and children overcome anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties and much more. It helps people to be fully present in the moment and provides opportunities for mindfulness.
Therapy with horses can help connect us to our senses, our instincts and our own innate wisdom. We believe that people have the best solutions for themselves and horses can teach us a lot about communication, relationships and boundaries. Equine Therapy can support traditional longer term therapies for people who feel stuck in their lives. It is useful for teams, groups and as part of continued professional development for professionals working in mental health.
To find out more about this approach www.changeways.co. uk
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Adult & Child Psychotherapist, registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy. I have over 25 years of working with people who have experienced emotional distress, trauma and developmental neglect.
I started in this field as a youth worker in the 1990's, training in person centred counselling and working in a youth enquiry service. I went onto work in addiction for a local charity where I was introduced to Transactional Analysis (TA). I started training in 1999 to become a psychotherapist. I qualified as a Certified Transactional Analyst in 2008.
I went on to develop an interest in trauma, when working with children in residential care. I trained in somatic trauma therapy with Babette Rothschild in 2005, gaining a diploma. This training brought my focus to the body and how trauma effects our physical health. Trauma creates sensitisation of the stress response symptom that controls our central nervous system. People can experience tension, physical illness and/or disconnection from their bodies and emotions. Helping people reconnect with their inner world is an important part of how I work. I am interested in polyvagal theory, somatic experiencing, meditation and how the natural environment can help reconnect us to who we are..
I have worked in a wide range of settings - youth work, addiction, residential child care, therapeutic communities, charities, private practice, staff development & with groups.
I also offer an experiential approach that involves horses in the outdoors. This is an effective alternative to talking therapies. It works well with children, adolescents and adults who have experienced developmental trauma. It can be powerful approach with groups and teams. It is a team approach and very much a partnership between a trusted equine specialist and a number of horses. I started training and using this approach in 2005 when working with high risk teenagers. I am Advanced Certificated with EAGALA, Equine Assisted Growth & Learning Association - this is their highest level of certification.
This approach is available near to Lockerbie and at Denton Hall Farmhouse, Low Row, Brampton, Cumbria.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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I enjoy supporting parents and helping change to happen within the family.
From £95.00 to £120.00
Free initial online session
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy starts at £95 for up to one hour. We offers some concessionary places from £80 depending on individual circumstances. Our sessions for groups are charged at £120 per hour.
I also offer play therapy for children this costs £60 for a fifty minute session.
This therapy is available near to Lockerbie, Scotland and at Denton Hall Farmhouse, Low Row, Brampton, Cumbria. Find out more https://changeways.co.uk
When I work
We offer Equine Assisted Psychotherapy on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday afternoons. Contact Coral for more information.
I have an interest in trauma and how overwhelming stress impacts on our bodies often emerging as anxiety, overworking & thinking. People might find it difficult to switch off and focus on the present moment. Equine assisted psychotherapy brings you right into this moment through connection with nature, animals and our sea sea. Horses can teach us so much about being fully present. They offer opportunities to raise our awareness, regulate our emotions and stress levels which we can use in our lives outside of therapy.
Listen to my podcast to find out what Therapy with Horses is, what happens when you meet me and my team and what the foundations are for this amazing interaction that can help you overcome issues such as depression or anxiety.