The Countryside Counsellor

The Countryside Counsellor

As the Countryside Counsellor, I fully understand that rural life is not easy and comes with a whole range of stressful situations. Solo working can be lonely, with no-one to share your fears and concerns..

Counselling with horses Anxiety

With long term stress, anxiety can take hold, affecting your self-confidence and self-worth. Fear is hard to admit to yourself, but it has a far-reaching effect on handling and riding horses and other animals, and affect personal relationships..

Depression

As an equestrian professional myself for many years, I understand this world and how tough it can be, especially in the long, cold and dark winter months. Long days with little rest can have a negative affect on mood and wellbeing.

Bereavement

Losing a beloved horse or pet can be devastating, as can taking the decision to end their life if they are suffering. Letting go is so difficult, and finding support through this dreadful experience really helps.

Coping with Injury

Personal injury is common, and can be hard to deal with if you are a fit and active person. Physical jobs such as vets, farriers, farmers, horse trainers, for example, demand physical fitness and stamina: injury can knock this for six, and the mental impact of not being able to do what you need be very stressful.

I can offer counselling in Market Lavington.

contact me for details.

Sports Psychology

Sports Psychology is about understanding more about yourself and how you function in a sports environment.

Performing under pressure – giving your best on demand, at the right time can be very stressful. Stress and performance anxiety can have such a detrimental effect on your performance, and drastically reduce your ability.

How I work

Working on a one-to-one basis, can help you to understand what impacts on you as an athlete, and to learn about coping strategies, as well as discovering the root causes of issues that are causing concern for you.

Equestrian Sport

As a Grand prix dressage competitor and former show jumper myself, I am aware of how much stress and planning goes into each and every performance.  Understanding more about yourself, increasing your self-awareness, and how you function under pressure has a huge effect on how you and your horse work together as a partnership.

Classical Dressage Coach