Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
Horses are able to develop deep bonds with humans. They are highly sensitive prey animals with the gift of identifying emotions in people including anxiety, fear and sadness. The therapist, client and therapy horse team up to support the client's therapeutic goals. Therapy is set outdoors free from the confines of a traditional office.
Emotion Focused Therapy
EFT is based on the premise that emotions are core to who we are. Clients build emotional awareness and the tolerance to accept even uncomfortable emotions. Getting in touch with our emotions allows us to experience life fully and gain important information which can inform our decisions and choices.
Internal Family Systems
IFS investigates various parts of us, which can take on healthy or unhealthy roles which makeup our internal family system. Challenges in life, can interfere with our parts causing some to develop into extreme protector roles. The goal is to integrate these parts so your 'genuine self' is heard and empowered to lead.
During Hypnotherapy you will be guided by a therapist into a trance-like state. You will remain aware and in control, however a therapist can integrate therapeutic goal suggestions via repetition in to your subconscious. These suggestions are decided on during an initial therapy session. Benefits include changing habits, reducing physical pain and manage anxiety.
EMDR therapy or eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing, is a contemporary psychotherapy which aims to reduce distressing emotions which are symptomatic of major and/or micro traumatic experiences.
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy focuses on unconscious processes as they manifest in the client's present life experience. By uncovering how our past triggers our maladaptive behaviours or thoughts, we are able to process and heal.
CBT and Mindfulness support self-awareness and identify negative or inaccurate thoughts which can impact a person's behaviour or feelings. Strategies are learnt which enable a person to view their challenging scenarios more clearly. This strengthens the ability to choose an more adaptive and healthy response.
When a person's basic emotional needs are not met in childhood, negative schemas, coping styles, and modes can develop. Schema therapy aims to identify these and integrate any learnings missed during earlier stages of emotional development. This then enables a client to learn how to get core emotional needs met in healthy ways.