Exciting Equine Facilitated CPD opportunity for counsellors and therapists

Posted 2 Sep 2019

The amazing Ivan Broad from Ivan Broad Counselling has asked Danielle to step in and co-facilitate some CPD training looking at energy in the therapeutic relationship.

The energy that the therapist carries into each session can influence how the client interacts and how safe they feel at an unconscious level. This will effect the the depth at which the therapist and client are able to work.With the help of highly sensitive horses as co-facilitators, the course tutors will help therapists to understand how their own energy may impact their work.


Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM BST

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15 The Chase


Swadlincote DE12 8HY

United Kingdom

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Registration for this course will close on Monday 16th September at 9.00am, however please note that spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis so please do book early to avoid disappointment.

About this Course

This course will include:

  • A safety talk about working around horses, do’s and don’ts.
  • Meeting 4/5 therapy horses and identifying how you experience them.
  • Identifying your own arousal levels and techniques in how to change them.
  • Identifying the energy you are carrying and where in your body you are holding it.
  • Engaging in 4 exercises with therapy horses to help you consider and reflect on how important your energy is in your work with clients.
  • Active and reflective learning.

Course objectives:

  • Increase awareness of your body and the energy you carry.
  • An awareness of how energy is held in your body and how if effects your practice.
  • Learning how movement can help release energy blocks and receive instant feedback from the therapy horses.

Your Tutors

Ivan Broad is a qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Supervisor and a qualified Equine Facilitated Psychotherapist. Ivan has Managed 40 and 20 bed Prison Therapeutic Communities, helping offenders to understand

their behaviours and how their trauma effects them and those around them. Ivan has worked with large (40) and small (10) sized groups within Therapeutic Communities (TC’s) and has delivered TC Accredited training

packages within the Prison service over the last 10 years.

Ivan works in Private Practice in Staffordshire and is a Director of SCEAP, a Community Interest Company delivering Equine Assisted Psychotherapy to people in Stoke on Trent.

Danielle Mills is a qualified Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor, and Equine Facilitated Psychotherapist and works from within an integrative existential philosophy. Danielle specialises in working with children and young people in a variety of settings including psychiatric inpatient care, community mental health, education, and residential care within the statutory, private and voluntary sector. Danielle has set up a successful not for profit in the UK called Pony Partnerships and works with children and young people, working alongside horses in EFL groups and individual EFP sessions. This includes children from a local school for the deaf, with whom Danielle can communicate up to BSL Level 1, and young people who have been excluded from mainstream education. Danielle also works with the local post-adoption team to offer support to families after the adoption process, where they need more support. Danielle has just submitted her PhD to the University of Nottingham looking at young men and health, as well as lecturing at the University of Derby.

Course Fees

The course costs just £140.00.

Please note that lunch is not included. Refreshments will be available throughout the day.

Cancellation Policy

You are welcome to cancel your place and receive a refund up to 7 days before the course start date. Unfortunately any cancellations received after this date are not eligible for a refund.

Event Details

At the end of this course, participants will receive a certificate of Continuing Professional Development for 6 hours from the National Counselling Society.

The course will be held on the 21st September in Rosliston, Swadlincote.

The course will run from 9:30am to 4:30pm.

Delegates are asked to arrive at least 10 minutes before the course starts.

There are only 10 spaces on this course, so book now not to miss out.

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If you have any questions about the course, or if there is anything else we can help with, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to seeing you there.

What We Offer

We offer Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy, Equine Facilitated Learning, Group sessions, CPD training for professionals, Counselling and Psychotherapy, and Clinical Supervision.

Our Mission

To support personal development and learning through the power of nature and horses, and to provide an evidence base to expand the provision of this powerful model of work.