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Please note that soon this site will be replaced with www.wiltshire-wellbeing.co.uk
My work continues as a freelance classical dressage trainer, alongside my Wellbeing practice offering:
We will focus on gaining a better understanding about your horse and about yourself. Sessions will include ‘talking therapy’ without the horse, to gain understanding about yourself, and issues going on for you. We will also work with your horse, to improve how you function together.
Great News! I am a member of the Therapist Team at Life on Top
Therapists are located on the top floor of their shop at
4, The Little Brittox, Devizes SN10 1AR.
The Countryside Counsellor
Working in the countryside is not easy and comes with a whole range of stressful situations. solo working can be lonely, with no-one to share worries and concerns, anxiety can take hold, and affect your self-confidence and self-worth.
Dashing around makes your muscles tense. If you are in a hurry, try to move smoothly and build up to full speed, remembering to breathe at the same time!
At the yard, start off with tasks that are easier on your back such as feeding horses, and leading them to the field.Then you can proceed with the heavier work such as mucking out and carrying water buckets about. As you work be aware of your breathing and the way you move around- for example do you stoop forwards when you walk or carry things more in one hand than the other? Grooming your horse can be a good workout in itself. Applying pressure as you brush him is good for toning your arms, bending down to pick his feet out and to brush his legs is good for your leg and back strength. Relax and breather as you groom- you will enjoy the experience as much as your horse!
I work in an integrative way with a view that there is no single approach that can help each client in all situations, such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, bereavement, pet bereavement. I focus on the person-centred approach, working with you to explore in more depth issues that affect you, in a non-judgemental way.