Be patient towards all that is unsolved in your heart & try to love the questions themselves...
- Rainer Maria Rilke.
We can facilitate equine-assisted psychotherapy sessions for individuals, couples, families and groups at Operation Centaur’s beautiful site in Richmond Park. EAP allows clients to use therapy in an experiential way – going straight to their feelings and enabling a totally different therapeutic experience that clients have said feels liberating and exciting.
Come and see our space and talk to us – we find the horses often reflect our internal worlds in enlightening ways. Choose between a standalone session or a course of treatment – it could be exhilarating. No riding is involved nor is any horse experience necessary.
Equine-assisted psychotherapy strips away some of the layers of conventional therapeutic intervention. It allows a relationship between the horses and clients to become the focus of the sessions. They can choose to connect or to not connect. As the therapeutic team, we can then step back and observe this relationship unfold.
(Dr Andreas Liefooghe)
There are times in all our lives when our emotions are overwhelming. Our distress can be complex, and sometimes difficult to put into words. Horses can become the catalyst to allow us to see deeper within ourselves.
EAP involves working with horses on the ground, examining our experiences as they unfold over a series of sessions. It is a holding and safe space that clients feel they can use to gain a deeper and more reflective understanding of themselves and how they relate to others.
It helps with accessing feelings that are hard to name, own or process and sometimes we uncover feeling we had forgotten we had.
Dr Andreas Liefooghe,
Founder and CEO, Operation Centaur
We offer EAP in a tranquil and beautiful setting in Richmond Park and provide individual or couples therapy, as well as bespoke groups. Please click on the Horse Power Recovery link below for more information about our groups for people in recovery.
The Bond Street Practice
We offer a fresh, holistic service - treating mind, body and spirit. Our clients are individuals and our bespoke service is tailored to reflect that. One size does not fit all and we pride ourselves on a multi-faceted approach, starting with a simple conversation.
Please contact us to see how we can help.