Animal Assisted Therapy

Animal Assisted Therapy

Trudy our animal therapy dogAnimal assisted therapy (also known as Pet Therapy) is used as an occupational therapy tool within psychology. It is proven to reduce anxiety in a variety of situations.

The interaction and relationship between people and animals has also been shown to reduce stress and promote well being. It can also increase socialisation; improve self esteem & confidence ; promote quality of life & encourage nurturance & responsibility.

Our sessions are delivered by a qualified Animal Assisted Therapist who is also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Our therapy dog has undergone dedicated training and it is clear to see she performs her role well.

We often work alongside psychotherapists, psychologists and occupational therapists in a variety of settings, to make a difference to the mental well being of patients experiencing a mental health condition.

We are able to deliver sessions for individuals experiencing a learning difficulty. In addition to this, we can offer group learning programmes to support this further.

Our sessions are accessible for anyone and for all ages.

We will work towards a variety of goals including:

  • Increasing self esteem
  • Developing social skills
  • Developing emotional skills
  • Talking about sensitive issues
  • Facing fears or phobias
  • Understanding Anger
  • Life Coaching

Our individual sessions last around 40 minutes : £25 / session
Our group sessions last around 45 minutes : £60 / session
Discounts are also available for block bookings.