Equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP) can be a highly effective therapeutic service for college and university students. Our fully qualified psychotherapists and our horse specialist are certified by EAGALA, the international association for equine-therapy professionals.
How can EAP help students?
EAP is a safe, gentle and non-threatening psychotherapy intervention — and even those who are afraid of horses needn’t worry: the horses need not be touched and are never ridden. Since the process is mostly non-verbal, it’s ideal for students who lack confidence or who have difficulty articulating the issues they face.
How is the programme delivered?
We will work with students aged 16 and above. The psychotherapy programme takes place over 6 to 8 one-hour sessions, and can be used independently or in conjunction with other counselling therapies.
What are the benefits for referrers?
The pre-determined nature of our equine-assisted psychotherapy programme offers student health centres full clarity in advance around costs, and the short timescale offers excellent value for money.
What can be treated?
This client-centered therapy helps students to identify and own their issues, and to bring about positive change in their lives. EAP is ideal for treating, or supporting the treatment of, a wide range of health- and social-care-related issues, including depression and anxiety, eating disorders, the effects of abuse and bullying, lack of confidence, alcohol or drug dependency, autism, long-term illnesses and conditions, and many more issues.
Find out more
If you’re a student or you represent a FE or HE education institution and you’d like to know more about our equine therapy services, please contact us without obligation.