Sandy Kempson BPC Accred. DIT Practitioner, Equine Facilitated Psychotherapist
Sometimes life can feel as if its been turned upside down, sometimes with no obvious reasons why. I work with you to explore what is happening in your life and how perhaps difficult past life experiences can affect you. Feeling depressed and or anxious often stems from difficulties with relationships and I work with you to help you explore this in a safe environment.
DIT ( Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy)
This is a time limited therapy over 16 weekly sessions. The aim is to help you understand the connection between something that feels wrong to what is happening in your relationships, through identifying a core, repetitive pattern of relating to people that can often be traced back to childhood. Once it is identified, it will be used to make sense of what is happening in your life and that may be significant contributors to your anxiety and depression.
Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy.
This is widely becoming recognised as beneficial for a range of issues including but not limited to:- Autism, addictions, bullying, low self esteem, anger management, infertility and stress. I work one to one with you and the horse in a peaceful and private outdoor environment. This therapy is suitable for people from the age of 11 years upwards.
No experience or knowledge of horses is needed to take part.
All the work is non ridden/ in hand exercises, in a relaxed, outdoor environment.
I have a broad range of experience working in the NHS, schools and agencies including but not limited to:- generalised anxiety disorder, depression, physical and emotional abuse, bullying, self harm, low self esteem and relationship conflicts. I believe we all have the capacity to work through and take control of our lives in a more positive way.
Training, qualifications & experience
WPF Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
LEAP Certified EFP Practitioner.
Certificate in CBT Skills.
BPC Accredited Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy Practitioner.
I have experience working in GP surgeries as part of the IAPT service, schools, agencies and currently work in Private Practice in Maidstone, Kent. I have over 25 years experience working with horses.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
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I offer a first meeting for an initial fee of £25.00 This gives you the chance to be sure working with me is right for you.
I can work for an unlimited period or for a specific number of sessions.
Further Fees are charged at £40 per 1: 1 room based 50 minute session & £75 for Equine Sessions which can be for up to 90 mins. I offer a limited number of concessions depending on circumstances.
What do other people think of Equine Therapy?
Recent comments from a young client and his Mum:-
My son has autistic tendencies and has been diagnosed with ADHD. Since attending sessions with Sandy he has been calmer and is processing his thoughts more which in turn has helped him to be more receptive to decisions that he doesn't agree with. He is able to regulate himself better and is in an emotionally happier place than previously. I am very happy with the outcome of the sessions with Sandy.
Mrs 'X' from South London.( October 2017.)
Further comments from another one my clients following her experience:
"I have always been scared of horses therefore wasn't sure if Equine therapy was for me. However Sandy encouraged me that she could support me with this and support me she did. From my first step in the paddock to meeting the horses, I felt safe. I was surprised how much I learnt about myself through my interaction with the horse and the support from Sandy. I would highly recommend this form of therapy to anyone."
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||I can work alongside interpreters.|
I can offer flexible times including evenings and weekends.
Types of client