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Counselling and Animal Assisted Therapy

Client CF719

Jane has been carrying out CBT for my 12 year old son, Charlie for the last 8 weeks. This therapy has really helped Charlie with his troubles, worries and anxiety. He is a lot less stress now than he was 8 weeks ago. Jane has listened to him, given him activities to carry out and coping strategies when having panic attacks. I would recommend Jane to others. She has been great with Charlie.

Molly and Neisha loving Charlie.

Core evidence-based score at the start of therapy was 14 after 8 weeks the score dropped to 6, showing improvement by more than half in only 8 weeks!

Lindsey Flintoft

Benefical service

Jane is a very welcoming and caring person, who offers a comfortable and safe space. The pets involved in the therapy were friendly, affectionate and easy to engage with.
Altogether a helpful and unique experience I would recommend to others.


Linda Walker

Such a positive experience

Client AC519 - 10 sessions - anxiety

When everything else didn’t work at home, it was really positive to find a solution that did. Jane’s counselling was a step-by-step process that helped to overcome issues in an easy, positive and relaxed way. With lots of helpful handouts and videos available it was easy to understand where my thoughts were coming from and how they can be changed and handled. Jane talked to me in a very down to earth way that helped to reassure and comfort me throughout the whole counselling process. The animals, especially Neisha the cat, were very friendly and affectionate and helped to make me feel more at ease to open up. I would highly recommend Jane and her animal assisted therapy to anyone needing help.

Amelia C
Amelia C

Counselling and interactions with the therapy pets

Information is taken from the feedback sheet after therapy ended.

(The client number is LB118. The client has given permission to use her photographs, showing her interactions with the therapy pets.).

The client had weekly Counselling and Animal Assisted Therapy sessions 23.11.18 to 21.5.19

Taking into account your general overall experience of the counselling, would you recommend it to others? 

Client reply- Yes, very good

CORE evidence-based scores taken every 8 weeks showed points- 93, then 77, then 62, showing good improvement with mood, functioning, well-being overall.

Client reply- I'm happy with it.  It helped me be more reflective.  My anxiety before therapy was 10/10 after therapy 5/10. I had interactions with all the cats, which really helped calm my anxiety.

The client has given permission to use her photographs showing her interactions with the therapy pets.


[caption id="attachment_272" align="aligncenter" width="127"] Interactions with Biscuit, Looloo, Angus, Lenny[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_271" align="alignright" width="136"] Bertie sitting on my knee through a session[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_269" align="alignleft" width="132"] Neisha sitting on my knee with Molly showing interest[/caption]


Friendly and professional

I would highly recommend Jayne's services to schools, families or individuals. Jayne is friendly, very easy to talk to and makes both adults and children feel at ease. My daughter enjoyed spending time with Jayne and her dogs. A fabulous service.


Cured from Worry/anxiety/stress...Alternative counselling using animals

I would recommend this counseling service as an alternative to traditional counselling & hypnosis (which I have tried unsuccessfully over the years). I like the approach of usng a choice of therapy 'pet' which allows you to relax and focus on the therapeutic presence of the pet, which assists in letting down your defences and helping you to be open up to deal with your problems.
I have found this the best way to explore my personal issues using CBT exercises to become conscious of triggers & the pattern of my thoughts. Understanding why it happens and thus breaking the cycle through implementing the suggestions given by Jane. It has been many months since my therapy and I am happy to report that I have not endured the problems since; which is/was the cycle of worry and anxiety suffered all my life! And if I do start to suffer again in the future, I now have the tools to stop it from taking control again.
Thank you very much for your help.

Your Horizons Tuition Services

Warm, Comforting & Funny

A very lovely lady that enjoys a good laugh, and cares about the well-being of both the therapy animals and her clients.
Reasonable prices for very flexible meetings and times - plus the cutest little cats and dogs you've ever met. There's never a dull day, as they have lots of personality and often take part in the sessions themselves, settling down for a snuggle or playing.

I'm a very withdrawn person normally, but Jane has this uncanny ability to bring you out of your shell - and I'm so very grateful for it. Once a week, I get to lay out my feelings and worries to somebody who is knowledgeable about how these thoughts work and can be beaten, and it's wonderful.

I finally feel like I have a fighting chance against depression and anxiety.

Danni Axham