EQUINE FACILITATED THERAPY
This service is offered at Conquest Centre by Kate Holloway (pictured opposite), an Equine Facilitated Psychotherapist and Counsellor, from Thoughts and Soul.
What is Equine Facilitated Therapy?
It offers an alternative to room-based talking therapies where a client will work closely with a horse, from the ground (eg. non-ridden), in a trusted, supportive and natural environment.
Why do we use horses and how does it work?
Horses are the essence of the sessions as they live entirely in the present (responding at that very moment) allowing clients to become more aware of their intentions, actions and emotions. Horses are social animals; they have their own role within the herd, their own personalities and most importantly they are honest (with no hidden agenda’s) which allows them to give us powerful messages.
We use these messages and reactions and feed them back to the client, enabling them to learn about themselves, how they interact in the world, how their behaviour affects others and how the behaviours of others affect them. Learning these skills can have a positive impact on how they live their own life.