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Anxiety & Depression Trauma & PTSD Relationship
Grief & Loss Addictions
Equine Facilitated Counselling
Equine Facilitated Counselling is an experiential psychotherapy that is facilitated by a (qualified) mental health professional with horse experience (EFMHA, 2003).
At Shamrock, we combine our formal education as mental health professionals with science and research to provide a therapeutic basis for adding horses and nature to our therapeutic work.
Horses are masters of non-verbal communication. They teach us about our own lives in areas such as trust, respect, and boundaries. At Shamrock, we bridge our work at the farm to our clients' lived life.
When people are met with the non-judgmental and forgiving eyes of a horse, it helps create an emotionally safe environment where it is easier to invite desired change and accept help.
In many ways, our Equine Facilitated Counselling provides everything that traditional clinical counselling (see below) does, with the addition of a horse,
Traditional Clinical Counselling
Traditional counselling is typically thought of as “talk therapy”, with the addition of play and expressive therapies when appropriate. We use a variety of therapeutic approaches, including Attachment, Narrative and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).
In both Traditional and EFC we do not have pre determined programs, rather we use our in-depth knowledge to create a program specifically for YOU!