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The Place Animal Assisted Therapy

  • 1 Mountfield Rd, Lewes BN7 2XH, UK.

About The Place Animal Assisted Therapy

Shirley Bass AAT Dip MCMA

Humanistic Integrative Counsellor Diploma level (BACP).
Assist – Applied suicide intervention skills
St Catherine’s Hospice – Bereavement training
TA 101
Experience of working wit suicidal ideation
Experience of working with carers
Fully insured, I work within the ethical guidelines of the CMA, DBS checked, I attend continuous personal development
While training I attended an Animal Assisted Therapy workshop and was amazed at the impact of using animals within a counselling session had on the clients. Working with different types of animals from horses to guinea pigs I experienced clients having the type of breakthrough in one session that may have normally taken several sessions to achieve. I decided then to specialise in Animal Assisted Therapy which has become my passion.

I work with a wide range of issues including:anxiety, panic, suicidal ideation, and low self esteem.

You are the expert on yourself and I will provide a safe place for you to explore the reasons that have led you to come to counselling. We will work together to find a way  to reach your desired goals.

Walk and Talk – If you would prefer not to sit in a therapy room but instead have your session in the open air I can arrange ‘walk and talk’ sessions.

As an Integrated Counsellor I do not believe there is only one way of counselling and I draw from different theories. But underpinning all of our work together there will be empathy, honesty and respect for you, the client.

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