My name is Shirley Bass and while I was training as a Humanistic Integrated Counsellor I attended an Animal Assisted Therapy workshop. I was amazed at the impact of using animals within a counselling session had on the clients. Working with different types of animals from horses to guinea pigs I experienced clients having the type of breakthrough in one session that may have normally taken several sessions to achieve. I decided then to specialise in Animal Assisted Therapy which has become my passion.
Qualification, training and experience
Diploma in Animal Assisted Therapy
Humanistic Integrated Counselling BACP - diploma level
Assist - Applied suicide intervention skills
St Catherine's Hospice - Bereavement training
Experience of working with suicidal ideation
Experience of working with Carers
I work within the ethical guidelines of CMA
I attend continuous personal development courses
I work with a wide range of presenting issues but specialise in helping those who are having suicidal thoughts, contemplating suicide or have been bereaved by suicide.
Please call and we can discuss how I can be of help to you.
Oh! and I enjoy paddling in the sea !