Therapy

Want help but traditional therapy just not for you?

Let Leo and me help you, I’ll explain how:

I was sure there must be a way to combine my two interests of dogs and mental health and started to look into Animal Assisted Interventions and Therapy. I was lucky enough to come across the K9 Project founded by Chris Kent, author of What a Difference a Dog Makes (http://thek9project.co.uk/) and began working with them in 2014 supporting their group work and doing 1:1 work with individuals.This confirmed my belief in the healing powers of animals and how dogs in particular can facilitate the processing of difficult emotions safely and enable people of all ages to reach their potential.

I subsequently completed a diploma in Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) to develop my skills further in using dogs as an integral part of therapy and am now an approved provider of therapy for Coram (fostering and adoption service) and Together for Families (Cambridgeshire’s version of the national Troubled Families programme). I have developed a programme for groups and individuals combining Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills with AAT.

My dog Leo has been independently assessed and approved as a therapy dog and now as well as helping dogs he helps people lead happier and more fulfilling lives. We can help people of all ages to overcome anxiety, depression, self-harming behaviours, phobias and many other mental health problems or distress. Many people find the traditional forms of therapy hard to engage with and currently even harder to access so can find that AAT enables them to access the support and help they need.

Call or email now and let us help you: 0782 824 9548

carriebatesdogtraining@gmail.com

 

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