Psychotherapy with horses
Welcome to this website which will give you an idea of the therapeutic work we - Martha Lindsell and Lavinia Lubbock - have been doing since 2013. Read on to see what we offer and whether you think it could be of help to you, your family or your organisation. We are based in Leathley, near Otley, about 25-30 minutes by car from Leeds.
Psychotherapy with horses (also known as equine assisted therapy) is an approach for people which uses interactions with horses to promote self-awareness and understanding. Each client is introduced by Martha to the horses and given options for ways to interact with them - eg grooming, walking, negotiating obstacles. This part of the session is observed by Lavinia and then used as a shared experience to explore with the individual or group what it has been like.
The approach is a team effort of an accredited therapist (Lavinia Lubbock), a horse professional (Martha Lindsell) and a horse or horses working together with clients.
Below, the short video shows how an individual client might begin the first session.
Psychotherapy with horses can help you with a whole range of concerns, including: anger, anxiety, bereavement, combat stress, cultural issues, depression, health-related issues, identity problems, loss, parenting issues, personal development, redundancy, relationships, self-esteem, sexual identity, sexuality, sexual abuse, spirituality, stress, trauma, work-related issues.
Come for a free 30-minutes introduction to meet us and the horses, to see if this is right for you.