JK & ASSOCIATES THERAPY SERVICES LTD opened its doors in 2012 in the Binfield, Berkshire area offering equine assisted psychotherapy services to the local community. As the practice grew it began to offer individual, family, and marital counselling face-to-face and online. Group therapy has been a recent addition with parents coming together one night a week, as well as those looking for support in their recovery from addictions. Therapy itself can be carried out in a number of different ways, nevertheless the intent is the same - to bring about a process confronting issues resulting in a positive change. Typically here at JK & Associates Therapy Services approaches are used either exclusively or part of an integrative approach that suits the needs of the client.
About its founder
Jo-Anne has lived and worked in the UK, the USA, Spain and Singapore. During this time Jo-Anne has worked with families and young children at the Child Institute of Mental Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital interviewing and administering a variety of tests on the Autism Spectrum. At Sundown Ranch Inc, an adolescent rehabilitation centre in Texas, Jo-Anne worked alongside an experienced team of Counsellors, Psychiatrists and a Mental Health team helping teens and their families with their trauma and addictions. In Singapore Jo-Anne worked alongside their full-time Psychologist in a program for at-risk youth at EQUAL-ARK, offering an intensive 3 hour weekly session for 16 weeks.
Jo-Anne is a member of British Psychological Society (BPS), the American Psychologists Association (APA) and the Association of Family Therapists (AFT) here in the UK; and follows the ethical guidelines of the BPS and the National Board of Certified Counselors in the USA.
- University of Surrey - Bachelors in Psychology
- Capella University - Masters in Marital and Family Therapy, achieving Honours
- Capella University - Certificate in Addiction and Compulsive Behaviours.
- National Certified Counsellor (NCC)
- Licensed Chemical Dependency Counsellor (LCDC) in the State of Texas.
- LEAP - Equine Assisted Senior Practitioner (United Kingdom)
- EAGALA - Equine Assisted Practitioner (trained in Texas)
- EAHAE - Equine Assisted Practitioner (Europe)
Mike Delaney (Mental Health and Addiction Specialist)
Mike Delaney is an owner and director of LEAP, and is a key member of the senior therapeutic team. Mike is a Mental Health/Addictions Specialist with over 35 years experience working with individuals, rehabilitation centres and professional bodies in the UK and internationally. He had a successful career for twenty years as a Registered Nurse Manager and CPN within Mental Health/Learning Disability services and, since undergoing treatment for his own addictions in 1996 he has specialised in a range of issues including addictive behaviours, young people who have suffered sexual trauma, co-dependency and relationships.
Over the last fifteen years Mike has managed several facilities including Barley Wood in Bristol and the Addictive Behaviour Centre in Birmingham. He has also been responsible for Project Managing and developing two new treatment facilities, Silkworth Lodge in Jersey in 2002 and Stepps in Gloucestershire in 2004. Until 2008 he was Group Clinical Director of The Stepping Stones Group, a large healthcare organisation for adults with Learning Disabilities and Mental Health issues. Since then he has had a successful Private practice in Gloucestershire and Harley Street London, has provided training for a number of Organisations including Veterans Aid in London and is a Director of Pathways Supported Housing in Weston-super-Mare and LEAP Equine Therapeutic Centre in Westbury on Severn.
Most recently, he and Ella Jones brought together their knowledge, interests and expertise to create the Ofqual-regulated Level 5 Diploma in EFP - the LEAP Method, the only regulated and recognised EFP training in the UK specifically for mental health professionls. Mike gives talks and presents papers on EFP/L in the UK and abroad, including a recent presentation of a LEAP research paper to the Royal College of Psychiatrists Conference around the efficacy of EFP for young people who have experienced childhood sexual trauma.