Amerron Acres Therapy Centre
Community Interest Company
Horses Healing People
Amerron Acres is a newly incorporated Community Interest Company (CIC) based in Edale. A place where horses help humans, we provide Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and learning (EAL) to individuals, families and groups of all ages. Horses can be a useful tool for people to learn about themselves and/or challenge unhelpful behaviours and decisions. EAP/L has proven useful for dealing with a range of difficulties for example, overcoming confidence issues, depression, making life transitions (e.g., adolescence), social and family issues, or traumatic events. Amerron Acres CIC provides tailored EAP/L programmes for our clients; sessions are client led and designed to achieve agreed therapeutic goals.
Both our specialists are trained with EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) which provides a team approach including a mental health specialist (Dr Jilly Martin), an equine specialist (Jessica Snape-Burns) and a herd of horses. All activities are ground based, meaning no riding is involved at any time.
Jilly is a registered Health Psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council and is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Jilly practices within an 'integrative' model of Psychotherapy and utilises a range of approaches, depending on the needs of each client. Jess is our equine specialist and has many years of experience with horses. She knows our herd well, and ensures the horses are ready both physically and mentally for the work that is requested of them. By working together, each session is specifically designed to suit the individual client’s goals.
Sessions at Amerron Acres CIC take place outdoors in a field, and activities will always involve one or more horses. They sometimes involve apparatus like poles, cones, obstacles, or brushes. It is important our sessions provide the chance for clients to join the horses in their natural setting, and get out into the wild to truly be challenged; therefore, appropriate clothing and footwear is essential.
Amerron Acres CIC is a growing company with a focus towards the needs of the local Hope Valley and surrounding community. We’d be delighted to work with you. If you are interested in experiencing EAP for yourself, or would like to refer a client to us, please contact us using the details below to discuss how we can help.
Jessica Snape-Burns and Jilly Martin
Phone number: 07879647508– We are not always available to answer the phone so please leave a message and Jess or Jilly will get back to you.
Email address: info@Amerronacres.co.uk
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/778170682328697
Amerron Acres Community Interest Company
1 Railway Station Cottages
Please note this is our office address only and not where sessions take place.
How to find us
Based in the stunning Edale countryside and undisturbed by the modern world, Amerron Acres CIC is hidden away. Our sessions are designed to take our client back to nature and step into the horses’ environment. Please get in touch by email or phone if you would like to visit us as we are not signposted and away from the main village road. Once a session is booked we will provide you with full instructions on how to get here.
What is EAP (Equine assisted psychotherapy) and EAL (Equine assisted learning)? (http://www.eagala.org/Information/What_Is_EAP_EAL)
information about EAGALA can be found here;
More information about a Community Interest Company (CIC) can be found here; http://www.cicassociation.org.uk/about/what-is-a-cic