I offer a range of therapeutic approaches depending on what feels best for each person. You can read more about my services below. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch so we can discuss further. Thanks
Online, room and nature based counselling.
Life can be relentless and we can feel heartbroken, overwhelmed, powerless, loved, grateful, angry, and lost all at the same time. We try to cope by somehow slogging on, staying busy, using substances, shopping, eating, whatever... we isolate, shut down, cry... yet, in the 'quiet moments' we know we're not thriving, we're -just about- surviving.
Having somewhere and someone outside your family or friendship group where you can let down your guard can make a big difference. You are worth it.
I offer one to one counselling where you can explore what's important to you, in your own time and at your pace.
I offer online and face to face trsums informed supervision to counsellors, psychotherapists, equine assisted therapists and body workers.
My 20 years of experience within the field, my ongoing supervised practice, personal development and my training in both reflective and systemic supervision all contribute to this work.
There is a 10% cost reduction for students, newly qualified practitioners and some volunteers. Please get in touch to discuss your supervision needs.
Training, CPD and Group work
Over the year I host small group workshops for therapists and practitioners.
CPD certificates are provided. Based in nature and therapeutically informed by the herd, these workshops are often co-hosted with practitioners and trainers who provide a wealth of experience and knowledge.
Personal Development Workshops
Small group workshops offered to individuals looking for personal insight and connection within a group setting.
Person centred, working with nature and the herd as co-therapists.
These workshops are advertised on my website or please join the mailing list.
Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy
In EFP, we encounter the horses and the herd environment and explore our experience of it. Horses are not therapists though they are authentic. As social beings, the way they respond to us and their environment can be a teaching in itself. They 'hum' and their vibration can affect us at a deep level. We can gain insights and connections to our own life, our needs, our behaviour while we are with them and when we are not.
We can learn about our own inner herd - all the parts of us through which we relate to life, we can discover so much about ourselves from witnessing their goodness and trust.
Horse riding is not involved in EFP work.
Therapeutic Drumming in Nature and Meditation with Horses.
I offer therapeutic drumming groups to nurture and nourish the connection with nature and life's heartbeat.
These small group sessions, often around a fire-pit in the field, include meditation in nature with time for reflection and sharing. These sessions are informed by the herd, the wildlife and surroundings and happen on seasonal or auspicious dates, for example the solstice.
Drums and rattles are provided.
Please contact me if you want to find out more or are interested in attending a group.
I also offer a monthly online drumming session, please get in touch to find out more!
I make, paint and decorate Shamanic drums and sacred tools for my own practice, to order and sometimes sell on Etsy.com/shop/LifeSmithDrums
My interest in making and using these tools has developed over many years. We all have ritual ways of being which support us and these practices help me stay connected to life. With my interest in nature and energy work – especially horses and the ‘other than human’ – I invest my heart and energy into making these ‘once living’ pieces as a way to honour and be at peace with what is within and around me. This practice helps me invest in the reality that there is more to life than me. Some of my own drums honour my horses and I use these in my equine work.
Auricular Acupuncture Professional Training
I offer bespoke training to organisations and agencies in Auricular Acupuncture to equip their staff with the skills necessary to deliver this valuable treatment to their clients and participants.
A four day professional training course and assessment process with no more than 6 participants to ensure quality of learning and practice.
LIFESMITH Therapy Services
Please get in touch for more information about how we can work together