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An Introduction to Equine Assisted Psychotherapy


An experiential workshop for therapists, mental health workers and other interested parties who are curious about the benefits of Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy and who would like further insights into how it works. This profound experience is varied and interesting, covering both reflective work and more active approaches. A day of experiential sessions aimed at providing a small taster of what may be possible within this field and signposting the best way for you to move forward.

Mike Delaney

DelaneyMike Delaney is one of the leading practitioners of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in the UK, treating over 700 patients in the last seven years with this powerful healing and self-esteem boosting psychotherapy. Mike's EAP skills were also used to help treat London Underground staff with substance issues following the July 2005 tube bombings.

Mike is a highly skilled and experienced practitioner who is passionate about the powerful benefits of therapeutically working with horses. He has witnessed incredible changes particularly in clients who initially presented as blocked, incommunicative or resistant through painful life experiences. He also works with addictions, depression, co-dependency, PTSD and other Complex Mental Health Issues.

Ella Bloomfield

Ella Bloomfield, BA hons, HEAL Cert.

Ella Bloomfield is a key member of the therapeutic team at LEAP, and is an experienced Equine-assisted Therapist for both individuals and groups. Ella is a graduate of the HEAL (Human Equine Alliance for Learning) facilitator training program in Washington State, USA, and is currently working towards her Masters in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy at BCPC in Bath, UK.

Most recently Ella has been co-facilitating the ground-breaking LEAP 'Code Breakers' program with Mike Delaney, a program specifically designed to meet the needs of young offenders and vulnerable young people. Ella also sees clients of all ages on a one-to-one basis, and has a particular interest in EAP as a treatment for trauma. Along with Mike Delaney, Ella facilitates the Introduction to EAP workshop and EAP for Young People workshop, and is an instructor for the HEAL-LEAP Institute workshops and trainings.

Ella has been involved with horses since childhood, and competed extensively as a young person in the US and UK. As a young adult she worked professionally as a horse trainer, specializing in bringing on young horses, and rehabilitating horses that had experienced trauma. She has an active interest in natural horsemanship methods and incorporates an ethos of partnership, relatedness and gentle leadership into her EAP work. Ella has a teaching background in Steiner/Waldorf education, and is mother of two. She is passionate about the horse-human bond, and the healing that can be achieved for both parties through authentic connection.

How to book a workshop

If you would like to attend one of our 'An Introduction to Equine Assisted Psychotherapy' workshops please choose from the dates below, download registration form, fill in your details and return it to LEAP along with a deposit of £50.00 (non-refundable) to book a place.

These workshops will only run if there are sufficient numbers of bookings and will be cancelled if the minimum number is not reached. If this happens participants will have their deposits refunded.

An Introduction to Equine Assisted Psychotherapy - Workshop Dates

Saturday, 28th June
Places are limited so book early

Contact Us

Ella Bloomfield

0776 0776500


5 Minute Video Intro to EAP

Project funded by Children in Need