EquiStep, Building Strong Relationships

Irma Peters BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling/Psychotherapy (BACP)

Owner

I am a qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist and offer Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy to a variety of different client groups. I offer one-to-one sessions and group sessions for people wanting to develop and enhance their relationships with others as well as building on self-awareness, personal growth and help to increase the feelings of empowerment and self-esteem with the assitance of horses. I also specialise in Cognital Behaviour Therapy, Transactional Therapy,  Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning.

EquiStep Team

Our herd of horses really are an integral part of the EquiStep team and include four different breeds, comprising of Dutch Warmbloods, Arabs, Thoroughbreds and Miniature Shetlands. These breeds all vary in size, temperament and personality.

We handle our horses in a natural horsemanship style, working in harmony with the horses natural instincts, this approach helps to build closer working relationships with us, borne out of trust and respect rather than force or coercion

Our ethos is for the horses to form and maintain strong relationships with us rather than the typical performance based partnerships. Just as we appreciate and respond to respect and kindness, the horse will too. They  are taught about good boundaries, fair and strong leadership from their human partners trusting them in their gentleness and having their needs listened to.