Sarah Urwin supervision and mentoring.  Two people walking towards two horses in a field
“Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, 
and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.”

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Supervision and Mentoring

I can offer Supervision or Mentoring to practising professionals or students training to work in the fields of Equine Assisted Therapy or Animal Assisted Interventions. This might be face to face Supervision or alternatively by Telephone, via Skype if you wish, or Online Supervision. I am happy to work with individuals, or small groups of practitioners who are working together on setting up new or running existing EAT and AAI programmes.

I have been an EAT/AAI practitioner for the last 12 years and during that time I have been lucky enough to train with and work alongside some of the leading professionals in these fields, both here and in the USA. Over the years I have attended many relevant training courses and workshops including those offered by The Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS), The Equine Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA), Leigh Shambo of HEAL and Mike Delaney at LEAP. I was a tutor on the SCAS Animal Assisted Interventions in Therapeutic Practice course and I belong to an active EAGALA support group. As a result I have a breadth of information and knowledge to help guide supervisees from a range of professions and backgrounds in Health and Social Care as well as those using different approaches in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Face to face Supervision and Mentoring sessions seek to blend theory with practice and offer a mix of indoor and outdoor work, including direct contact with horses or other animals, providing hands-on opportunities for support and learning. For those who are too far away for this to be a regular possibility, Telephone or Online Supervision enables us to discuss current issues that arise in your practice as well as any future plans or developments for the services you provide.