Equine Enlightenment

Equine Enlightenment

About us

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.

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Accredited register membership

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

Other areas of counselling we deal with

  • Clinical supervision

Photos & videos

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  • 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.

Maps & Directions

Buckingham, MK18

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

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

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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