Horses have been part of my life for many years, since I was a little girl. They are my best friends, but also my work colleagues in both the equestrian world and in mental health.
Equine Assisted Counselling
Horses are wonderful creatures and being around them is a great way to understand more about your body language and non-verbal communication. They mirror our inner thoughts and feelings, and reflect our posture and anxieties and because of this they can be valuable partners in therapy.Equine assisted counselling is where a horse is present in a therapy session. The session takes place outdoors, in close proximity to the horse, and me, either in the stable yard or field. The presence of a horse assists the therapeutic process by adding another dimension to exploring your emotions, relationships and evaluating a sense of self worth.
Equine Assisted Counselling For Horse Riders
As an equestrian professional for many years, I can work with you and your own horse to develop your relationship, and to work with any issues you may have. Most importantly, we will focus on gaining a better understanding about your horse and about yourself. Sessions will include ‘talking therapy’ without the horse, to gain understanding about yourself, and issues going on for you. We will also work with your horse, to improve how you function together.
We can discuss what comes up for you, and time will be spent on common issues that can turn horsemanship from a pleasurable experience into a nightmare!
I can offer a ‘package deal’ of 6 sessions, for example, starting and finishing with you on your own to notice and understand the change in your relationship with your horse.
50 minute sessions cost £40 each in the ‘package deal’ (travel costs may apply)
Sessions also available online via Skype or other service.
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Classical Dressage Training for Horse and Rider
Please note: in our current situation, all tuition will be in line with current Government guidelines.