I am both an equine specialist, and a mental health professional. With my horses we work with clients over a number of sessions. Initially I will complete an assessment with you to identify your needs and we will set goals which are reviewed as we go. I am very flexible and we will have a treatment plan which is very individual for you and will support you to achieve your goals.
We will always work as safely as possible, there is always a risk when working with animals but I will do my very best to create a safe space for you and you will feel supported throughout your journey.
I am fully insured for public liability and personal injury and have my own health and safety policies.
Focus on the ground
No horseback riding is involved. Instead, effective and deliberate techniques are utilised where the horses are metaphors in specific ground-based experiences.
You will be given time to get to know the horses and can choose which one you would like to work with. You will be asked to create your own working space which could be a series of obstacles for you and the horse to work through and these will have meaning specifically for you.
Or maybe you would prefer to walk and talk, with or without a horse or maybe spend some time grooming or relaxing in the horses company.
I specialise in Mindfulness techniques and our sessions may include some sitting Mindfulness practices or general Mindfulness whilst being around the horses.
I work on the belief that all clients have the best solutions for themselves when given the opportunity to discover them. Rather than instructing or directing solutions, I allow my clients to experiment, problem-solve, take risks, employ creativity, and find their own solutions that work best for them – all under supervision and in a safe environment.