Jo-Anne has had personal experience of living with, and leaving a narcissist; been a step parent to three others, as well as having her own children and becoming legal guardian of her young niece. Due to personal experience Jo-Anne works with adolescents, those who are going through, or thinking of divorce or separation, and those individuals affected by abuse and Narcissists. Jo-Anne also administers a variety of Psychological tests such as the Rorschach for Organisations, the Courts and private clients. As well as recently acquiring and teaching the LEAP Equine model, which is the leading Equine Facilitator Training in the UK.
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), the American Association of Marital and Family Therapists (AAMFT) in the US; and the Association of Family Therapists (AFT) here in the UK. Jo-Anne follows the ethical guidelines of the AAMFT, the BPS and the National Board of Certified Counselors in the USA. Jo-Anne is currently going through the Licensure process to become an LMFT in the state of Illinois, USA.
- Derby University – Clinical Supervision
- 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 & Director (United Kingdom)
- EAGALA – Equine Assisted Practitioner (trained in Texas)
- EAHAE – Equine Assisted Practitioner (Europe)
Laura also offers Reflexology and Indian Head Massage from The Snug, or in the comfort of your home depending on location.
Sarah Hopton MSc MBACP MBA BSc(Cons) LEAP
Co-owner of Life on Dreams, Derbyshire.
A caring and sensitive person, she has personally received counselling in the past and knows first hand how it can help you regain inner peace, ease anxiety, trust and help improve your self esteem. She believes that the most important part of any therapy is to build a trusting relationship, where clients can feel safe and secure so they feel able to share their experience in confidence.
Her therapeutic approach is integrative, which allows flexibility for the clients needs and she can adapt her approach accordingly. Also able to incorporate other therapies such as equine facilitated psychotherapy and walk & talk therapy; which are detailed on the
CLAIRE MISSON OF PROJECT HORSES
Claire set up ‘Project Horses’ in 2014 to run experiential workshops for groups of individuals and school within Berkshire, West Berkshire, and the surrounding Counties. Clients work with horses as partners in the process of personal growth and learning, to deliver positive outcomes in all areas of life.
Claire successfully graduated as a LEAP EFL Practitioner in October 2015, and has recently been made a Senior EFL Practitioner for LEAP.
Claire has worked in the corporate sector for 25 years and is passionate about supporting authentic leadership in business, for individuals & groups.
Mike Delaney (Mental Health and Addiction Specialist)
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. Mike moved back up to Scotland just before the COVID pandemic and now runs a successful practice in the centre of Glasgow.
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.