I am a chartered Psychologist with a MSc in Neuropsychology, PhD in Clinical Neuroscience and a Diploma in Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy.
Since 2017, I run equine assisted interventions at Equilore. Working with horses is an alternative way for young people and adults to help process and make sense of what they are going through. No previous experience with horses necessary and there is no riding involved. Horses are highly social animals that use non-verbal communication to establish a bond. They don't judge people on the way they look or behave. These characteristics make them ideal to facilitate interventions for people who may struggle with low self esteem, anxiety, attachment difficulties, trauma, ASD and attention difficulties.
We work with the horses from the ground (i.e. no riding) on principles of mindfulness and acceptance, but will also run skills-based sessions addressing assertivess, focus, taking responsibility, empathy, calmness (yes calmness is a skill!), planning, communication and engagement. I provide a safe and profesional service where people can grow and enhance their self-awareness, confidence, emotional wellbeing and acquire new skills.
Please contact me for more information or for an informal chat about what services may be most suitable for you. Along with my horses I am here to help you/ your client or child to improve your understanding of your personal journey and life experiences.