If you are feeling anxious or unhappy, it can be a real relief talking to someone who will listen without judgement. I am a professionally qualified person-centred psychotherapist/counsellor with several years experience and I will work side by side with you, always at your own pace and always checking my own understanding of what is happening for you, so YOU feel understood. You may be mourning the loss of a loved one, be struggling within a relationship, an addiction or paralysed by depression, anxiety or major life changes. Whatever is causing you distress can lie heavily upon your life and yes, making the decision to see someone like me is sometimes not an easy one, but any uncomfortable feelings usually rapidly disappear within the first few minutes. Research has shown that the relationship between therapist and client is at the heart of any successful therapeutic outcome so it is important that you feel able to trust and work with me so our initial consultation will help you decide whether or not you feel I am right for you. Sometimes I will make a referral if I believe it would be more beneficial to the client. For many people, 1-6 sessions are enough to make a real difference but sometimes, longer term counselling is more appropriate.
As well as being an experienced Person-Centred Psychotherapist/Counsellor, I am also able to offer private equine assisted psychotherapy sessions. This approach has become well established in the field of mental health/emotional issues/personal development and involves the client interacting with a horse from the ground – there is no ridden work. Being prey animals, horses are very aware of their environment at all times and so live entirely in the present moment. They are highly intuitive and communicate using feeling states and body language, so when they work with a client in the arena, they can sense what is truly going on for that client and either reflect or respond to it. In turn, this interaction can lead to powerful insights for the client. For example, they may start to see a direct reflection of themselves through observing how the horse is responding to them and around them in the arena. They may also come to understand how this can be applied to their wider environment – their relationships or patterns of behaviours – and this understanding can lead to positive change. The experiential nature of the work means that even a single session can lead to a new awareness that the client can take forwards into their life in order to make beneficial changes. This often makes EAP extremely cost-effective.
If you have any queries about the work or would like to talk more about it first before booking a session, please do contact me. An Intuitive Horse session may help with some of the following:
An Intuitive Horse session may help with some of the following:
* Give us an increased awareness of our emotional and mind states and the ones we perhaps need to let go of/change
* Helping us become more mindful and grounded in the present moment
* Releasing past emotions that we have unknowingly been holding onto
* Beginning to trust our own intuitions
* Connecting to ourselves and nature
I offer individual counselling for adults at private rooms in Brenchley, within easy reach of Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Paddock Wood and Maidstone.Daytime or evening appointments are available. I offer Intuitive Horse sessions at nearby riding stables- daytime only. I welcome all enquiries and am happy to answer any questions you may have.