Hello! I’m Abie, and I’m the clinical psychologist here at Yew Tree Farm School. My job is to support people of all ages to meet their emotional wellbeing goals.
Having grown up on a farm, I have experienced first-hand how healing the natural environment is and I consider myself very lucky to be able to have the animals of Yew Tree Farm to call co-therapists!
What do you offer?
I currently offer a small number of individual therapy sessions during evenings and weekends here at the farm. I also run a compassion-based group at the weekends called Breathing Space, which is open to everyone.
What are your Qualifications?
2014 - MA (hons) - University of Edinburgh - Philosophy and Psychology (1st class; winner of The Skirving Prize)
2014 – Fundamentals of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (Levels 1 & 2) - EAGALA
2017 - MSc – Kings College London - Mental Health Studies (Distinction; winner of The Jim Watson Prize)
2020 – D.Clin.Psy – Salomons Institute for Applied Psychology – Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (winner of The Paul Camic Prize)
Ever since I began training in psychology, my research interest has been in the use of animals, the creative arts, and the natural environment in therapy and wellbeing projects. I trained in the EAGALA method of equine assisted psychotherapy in 2014 and my research into pets, facility dogs, and poetry therapy is well-regarded. I have taught on this topic to MSc level, and presented my work at international conferences, so you can be sure that by working with me you are choosing a specialist who is up-to-date with cutting edge advances in this burgeoning area.
HCPC registration number: PYL039235