Jo Moss is a certified and accredited equine professional and was trained by EAGALA (the Equine-Assisted Growth and Learning Association), which sets the gold standard for professionalism and ethics in this developing field.
Jo has kept, bred and trained horses for over 40 years. It was while living in Ireland and working with wild ponies, using training methods based around horse psychology and body language, that Jo volunteered at the local youth club. She began to realise how these wild ponies experienced just as many problems fitting into a human environment as the troubled teenagers she was working with.
Looking for more information to help both ponies and young people, she discovered the EAGALA training and psychotherapeutic model — and HorseThinking was born.
The calibre of the team at HorseThinking provides clients and commissioners with the highest levels of reassurance around accreditation and credibility. Unusually in the field of therapy, clients are always attended by not one but two highly trained and certified therapists: one with a background in horses, and another with a background in psychotherapy.
Meet the key members of the team:
Angela Hood MBACP (Accred) UKRCP works as an accredited, person-centred counsellor. She has a wide range of experience with young people and adults, especially around bereavement, challenging behaviours and drug & alcohol dependency. She is a member of BACP (the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and holds certification for a broad variety of skills. Angela regularly engages with other professionals involved in specialist interventions.
All of our psychotherapists are EAGALA-trained and certified. They offer a range of specialisms, but all use largely non-verbal techniques to help clients come to their own understanding of the issues they face.