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About me and my therapy practice
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.
I qualified as a Person Centred Counsellor in 2002 and worked as a specialist therapist within an NHS addiction team. I then went on to study for a degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at Southampton University in 2009 and worked within numerous settings and in private practice. I have worked with people living with moderate and severe mental health conditions and have a special interest in working with addictions, trauma and group work. I also have an interest in ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Disorders and in Young Carers.
I took a career break a number of years ago to start a family and during this time, in order to maintain my practitioner status, attended various training courses. One of these courses was the Eagala Training (www.eagala.org) which I completed in 2013. I found the concept of work with horses and humans very inspirational and was keen to incorporate this into my practice.
Equine Assisted Therapy has a strong evidence base and we use the Eagala Model which offers a distinct experience-based, team-approach framework. The Eagala Model is so effective because it embraces the philosophy that humans learn best by doing and can be a very powerful means of working with people with a wide variety of concerns. Horses elicit a response in clients and this gives us valuable information about how to best work alongside someone. The work is Solution Focused and the Eagala Model uses the horses as metaphors to help clients find their own solutions to different life challenges.
The work takes place outside (we are based near Basingstoke in Hampshire) with a specially selected group of horses, an equine specialist and a mental health practitioner. We work in collaboration with the client to set treatment goals and a plan.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Business coaching, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Groups, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work