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I am currently taking a break from working with individual clients and am changing my practice to be more group based. I have a private practice in the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside where I have worked with individuals, families and groups of all ages, I am now looking to concentrate on group sessions. My work is facilitated by a long established herd of naturally kept horse, dogs, cats and other animals. If you are interested in bringing a group for the day or a series of days please contact me. Concessions are offered for charities.
My way of working is integrative; relational and experiential, based on building a strong therapeutic relationship between my clients, myself and the horses, where clients can explore their issues safely but outside the usual confines of room-based therapy. As well as Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy, I use body techniques, Mindfulness, Solution Focussed and sometimes CBT and DBT informed approaches as each session is tailored to the clients' needs.
I firmly believe in the healing power of horses and the therapeutic benefits of the human-animal bond. I also utilise storytelling and creativity in my sessions and the powerful affects of being at one with nature. Many of the sessions are conducted outside in the fields or around the camp fire.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Hons, MSc, MA Psychotherapy and Counselling. Registered Member MBACP.
I am an Integrative Counsellor and Equine Facilitated Psychotherapist, qualified to Masters level in Psychotherapy and Counselling. I am a Senior LEAP Practitioner (Leading Equine Assisted Psychotherapy) (www.leapequine.com) and a Registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)(www.bacp.co.uk).
I have experience of working with children, young people and adults. My experience includes working with clients suffering from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-harming, suicidal thoughts, low self confidence, low self esteem, PTSD and historical child abuse. I have also worked with clients with ADHD, behavioural problems and suffering from the affects of bullying.
A particular interest of mine is working with adults who have suffered trauma. I also enjoy helping adolescents and worked for a number of years with young people who had been excluded from mainstream education as a senior coach at The Seeds Of Change (www.theseedsofchange.co.uk) using horses to facilitate learning and personal development. I also have experience working with young people in a school setting when working at the Banbury Young Homelessness Project (www.byhp.org.uk).
Working outside with horses and other animals allows people of any age to enjoy counselling in a natural, therapeutic environment often conducive to healing.
For more information please go to: www.livelovebe.co.uk
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Equine Facilitated Learning and Psychotherapy
Animal Assisted Therapy
Walking and Talking Therapy
I charge a competitive rate but am always willing to talk to clients about different levels of fees depending on individual circumstances. Concessions offered for groups from charitable organisations.
When I work
I am currently taking a break from working with individual clients and changing my practice to be more group based. Please contact me if you would like to bring a group.