Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) is designed for adults and children and young people, either as individuals or as families. EFP has proven to be really powerful for improving communication skills, social skills, assertiveness/ confidence, problem solving and relationship issues. This is because horses have a unique ability to evoke feelings. This provides you with the opportunity to explore your emotions in a safe, patient and non-judgemental way.
EFP is used to explore such things as Abuse / Addiction / Anger / Anxiety / Bereavement / Depression / Self-Confidence / Self-Esteem / Stress / Trauma plus much more. This powerful counselling works so well because horses are an intelligent and sensitive species. For them only the present moment is important. This is why they are able to offer us patience and forgiveness. Working with horses will provide you with an alternative way to work on and deal with emotional processes, especially if you struggle to express your thoughts and feelings.
We will focus on body language. Body language plays an enormous part in how confident we feel. Gentle leadership exercises will create a new-found self-esteem when you have lost your confidence. The horse’s ability to sense intentions and mirror our emotions makes them great at unravelling unhelpful interactions and communication. As the sessions are experiential you will learn transferable skills to make connecting with humans easier again.
Kirsty is a highly experienced and qualified psychotherapist and LEAP Registered EFP Practitioner. Her amazing horses work with her at a farm in Coedpoeth, Wrexham. Contact Kirsty to ask any questions or arrange an initial consultation. Sessions start from £70 but will vary depending on how the programme is tailored to your presenting issue(s).