Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy at My Liberty Counselling: Michelle Furlong
I use Equine Assisted Psychotherapy for a holistic approach, to work alongside people who want to learn about themselves on a deeper level so they can grow, develop and overcome obstacles in their life.
The horses give biofeedback during sessions. They pick up on and mirror your heart beat four feet away.
The emphasis is on the therapeutic relationship and learning through the experiential time with the horses completing tasks and learning horsemanship skills.
Sometimes people's emotions can be difficult to understand let alone identify or express, especially if they're unconscious or outside of their own awareness. If a person cannot fully identify their feelings, or understand them well enough to articulate them, it can lead to misunderstandings, angry outbursts and lack of meaningful connections impacting on the important people in their lives.
Adolescents can find the pathway of growing into emotional maturity hardest and they can find themselves getting frustrated and angry in their relationships. Using a horse can be a powerful way to make psychotherapy work, even in a fun way, using horses in a safe environment to facilitate growth.
I have a national Diploma in Person Centred Counselling from The People's College (now Castle College) in Nottingham, a Post graduate Certificate in Supervision, and Certificate in Equine Assisted Therapy. I'm a member and registered with EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) who provide a standard and structure for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.
For an initial consultation at The Bay Therapy Centre, contact me on 07533 845 118
View my website to see videos of Equine Assisted Therapy in practice and further information on how it can help www.mylibertycounselling.co.uk