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Equine Enlightenment offer alternative forms of therapy to the usual room based ‘talking therapies’ which not everyone gets on with. Not only does it offer an alternative solution for clients who find it hard to open up or trust, it is also a powerful, safe way of helping clients who have experienced trauma.

Talking therapies are classed as a form of ‘top-down’ processing, relying solely on cognitive processes.  When we experience high levels of stress and trauma, part of our brain called Broca’s area responsible for accessing verbal memories shuts down.  Therefore it is imperative that we are able to access ‘bottom-up’ processing through body work, which is supported by the following psychotherapies:

Nature, Equine, Canine and Body psychotherapy are powerful, yet gentle ways of working with a qualified practitioner at your pace.

Philippa and her team are specifically trained in a number of psychotherapeutic modalities, allowing them to work in a bespoke way, tailoring the therapy to the individual.  All practitioners are qualified and registered with specific mental health training. Some of the areas we can help with are:

- Addiction
- Eating Disorders
- Anxiety
- Autism including PDA
- Attachment disorders
- Depression
- Sexual/ violent/ emotional trauma
- Emotion dysregulation
- Anxiety & Depression
- PTSD/ Complex Trauma
- Relationship issues
- Family conflict
- Boundary issues
- Self esteem
- Psychosomatic conditions
- Pain Management
- M.E & Chronic Fatigue

Philippa is a published author within the equine facilitated psychotherapy field, illustrating her experience and expertise within this area. A recent article on Equine Therapy published by the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Association can be found here:


Along with animal and nature assisted Psychotherapy, we also offer psychological therapy and counselling in a relaxed country setting. Clinical supervision is also available for practitioners and those in training.

Training, qualifications & experience

Our senior therapeutic team have 32 years of therapeutic and equine specific experience combined. With a combination of British Psychological Society and British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy training and qualifications, Philippa and her team have strong scientific and therapeutic backgrounds. 

Each team member has specialist areas including: Trauma in Young People and Adults, Addiction & Eating Disorders, Family Relations, Anger, Self-Harm, Depression & Anxiety, and more. The team actively seek to continue professional development, and attend conferences and training regularly, to ensure they are working at the highest possible standards. They are also fully insured to carry out therapeutic and supervisory work and follow ethical guidelines outlined by the BACP and BPS.

Member organisations *


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Clinical supervision

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Equine therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

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Additional information

  • Fees start from £75 per hour

  • Clinical supervision is £75 for 90 minutes

Further information

Before engaging in therapy with us, we invite you to attend an initial consultation appointment. This enables us to carry out a thorough assessment and establish your needs and goals. It ensures we are the right people to be able to offer you help, and offers you insight into how we work and whether you feel we’re right for you.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.


Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Philippa has a level 7 post graduate qualification in Clinical Supervision which she gained from the University of Derby.

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Equine Enlightenment

Equine Enlightenment