Ros Denby - MBACP BA Hons, PgDip, PGCE, Dip (LEAP)

Ros Denby - MBACP BA Hons, PgDip, PGCE, Dip (LEAP)


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About me

Why Horses and why Counselling and why Heart to Horse ?

​Sometimes life can seem confusing and difficult and sometimes you know you need someone to talk to when you're not sure where to go next and when your friends or family aren't enough to provide you with the support and empathic understanding you really need.

​This is where I come in and with my small herd of horses we can help you to work out how to go forward with life on a healing journey.

​You may be experiencing anxiety or panic, or struggling with trauma related difficulties. You may be feeling down and sad or have loss and grief making life tough and hard for you. You may be finding it hard to let go of worries from the past or thinking about difficulties in the future and struggling to find answers which help you move forward.

How can we help you ?

​The horses and I can help you by offering you a safe space to reflect and locate those feelings which are making life hard. We can offer you empathy by standing alongside you and being with you as you explore what this means for you. We can offer you trust and honesty and will not judge you in any way. We will honour who you are and support you to make choices and changes which will help you to become the best version of yourself and find some peace and calm in your life.

My approach is trauma informed and builds on well researched and evidenced work around the latest innovations in neuroscience and psychological understanding. Many people are carrying trauma in their lives and this can range from a single traumatic event to many compounded effects over their lives. The horses and I can support you through this as you work through your difficulties and you will be amazed at just how they can help you find peace and balance alongside me as counsellor facilitating this process.

​This may be room based conversation just between us or it may be outside therapeutic activity; spending reflective time with the herd of horses and interacting with them in their space and environment. You don't need to be experienced with horses and all the work will be on the ground just getting to know them and them getting to know you too. How we do things will depend entirely on you and what you feel comfortable and safe with.​

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified Counsellor or Psychotherapist - for me the two titles are interchangeable because the way that I will stay alongside you is in an entirely Person-centred way.

I have a Post Graduate Diploma ( University of Cumbria, Level 7) in Person-centred Counselling / Psychotherapy and use this as the basis of my approach in my therapeutic work.

My specialist work and how this can help you:

​My specialism is as an equine facilitated therapist and I have a qualification in this (Crossfields Institute Level 5 Diploma in Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy) as a Registered Equine Facilitated Practitioner using the LEAP model of equine therapy.

This means that the horses work with me to help to support you on your healing journey. Their role is to help you learn more about yourself and act as your mirror and your truth. My role is to be there alongside and observe , reflect and reframe what is happening for you so that you can become more aware of who you are and understand yourself more which will help you in your search to find balance and harmony.

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Room based and working with the horses combined: £70 - each session is 1 hour 30 minutes

Certain number of concessionary or reduced fee places available - please make contact for details

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Maps & Directions

Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes

Wheelchair access to the yard but limited access to the facilities for work with the animals.


Available to message, phone or email

Types of client

Young people
Older adults