Equine Assisted Therapy
Equine assisted therapy is about the horse being part of the therapy session, At our initial session, we can discuss if horses would be of support to you in your individual counselling process.
Horses have been part of my life for many years, since I was a little girl, so they are my best friends, but also my work colleagues in both the equestrian world and in mental health.
Horses are experts on body language and non-verbal communication and because of this they can be valuable partners in my work as a psychotherapist. The presence of a horse in equine-assisted therapy adds another dimension to exploring your emotions, fears, relationships and evaluating your sense of self-worth.
In your first counselling session, we can discuss if equine therapy would help you to help you understand more about yourself.
Help for Horse Riders
Our confidence as horse riders can be massively affected by traumatic events, such as a fall, or by personal tragedy such as bereavement, so working through this in therapy, away from riding lessons, can be enlightening. Understanding your own fears can help you develop trust between you and your horse.
As an equestrian author, I have written several books on training, and The Psychology of Horsemanship .