Stanley is a Border Collie mix and assists Sarah with Animal Assisted Therapy and Supervision for all groups of clients and counsellors. He loves being active, has had specific training for this role and been approved to work with adults and children as suitable in both skills and temperament. He enjoys being with people of any age but particularly loves children. He also works in several schools where he has proved a big hit with staff and students alike.
Animal Assisted Therapy
Working with Stanley gives a different dimension to how I can work with any clients, and especially for those who are nervous or new to the idea of counselling, making friends with a dog can be an easier first step.
The range of issues we can work on in this way is exactly the same as traditional counselling. There are also proven therapeutic benefits to doing gentle physical activity whilst processing difficult feelings and thoughts.