Courses : Animal Assisted Therapy in Counselling Course

You’re good at what you do. You like what you do. What if you loved what you do – right?!


Are you a Counsellor? Psychotherapist? Health Professional? Social Worker? Student in any of the health fields?


The statistics surrounding mental health wellbeing are sobering to say the least – in any one year 1 in 4 British adults experience at least one mental disorder, and 1 in 6 experiences this at any given time.


It is estimated that only about a quarter of people in Britain with a mental health problem receive ongoing treatment, either because they have not gone to the doctor at all, have been misdiagnosed by a GP, or have refused treatment.


How to treat Mental Health diagnoses


When asked, people with mental health problems are most likely to cite access to psychological therapies, such as psychotherapy and counselling, as their highest treatment priority, and the lack of it their biggest complaint.


A majority (55%) of GPs believe that counselling and psychotherapy are the most effective strategies for treating depression. However, only 32% refer to them as their first treatment response. This is often because they are not available, despite the government recommending that talking treatments ought to be made available for the treatment of most mental health problems.


The waiting lists are frustrating not only for service users but for practitioners as well. Popular approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Solution Focused and Person-centred Therapies.

But what if our service users need something more than the conventional approach?


  • Imagine an approach that would increase the likelihood of clients attending regularly, consistently and with more enthusiasm?


  • What if your clients looked forward more to their sessions and you were not left wondering whether they’d come back next week?


  • Different approaches suit different people and no one approach suits everybody. This course offers an extraordinary opportunity to develop a unique, person-centred tool to add to your professional toolbox that will make you stand out!


  • Questioning whether you are on the right career path? Wondering if you can follow this career for the rest of your life? Fatigued over your future?


  • Working your fingers to the bone, fretting over finances, not getting the satisfaction you once did from your endeavours?


Animal lover?


10736146_10153297078114348_1059215558_nEver wondered how you could work with animals to help your clients and service users?


Everybody has interacted with an animal at some point in their lives.


You know that spending time with animals, playing with them, caring for them and loving them makes you feel better. You know some animals make you feel special. What if spending time with animals could somehow help your clients feel better?


What if you could work with animals to help people?


Worried that you might not be taken seriously? Troubled that you might be laughed at? Concerned about credibility?


Don’t worry! This is a reputable and recognised approach! Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is becoming increasingly known as an approach that is not only beneficial therapeutically but is also fun, fascinating and furry!  A little bit of pushing the norm will prove to get your results!


Is this you?

Animals helping with mental health

HumAnima CIC offer counselling with the option of AAT

Do you feel like there is something missing from your life?

Do you want to be truer to yourself?

Have you always wanted to work with animals but were told to “get a proper job”?

Do you love helping people but are frustrated with results and a lack of satisfaction?

Not feeling challenged? Always left wanting something more?

Is your dream vocation turning into a box ticking nightmare?

Do you want to bring the joy back to your job?


What if those feline friends and canine companions could help you and your clients on the road to mental wellbeing?


The research is irrefutable! The anecdotal evidence is extensive and speaks for itself! Time and time again you read about people’s lives changing for the better thanks to a furry, feathered or finned friend! You hear of relationships being forged thanks to chance meetings during dog walks. Unique life stories of children, young people, adults and older alike, finding friendship, fighting illness, achieving goals and turning corners thanks to canine companions, animal antics, heartwarming rescues and all manor of examples of the human-animal bond.


Are you good at what you do but know you could be better?


Have you ever imagined having your dream job, combining your interests, living your passion and having job satisfaction?

What if you could be paid to do not only what you do best, but what you love and what resonates with you and your core values?

Be the best you can be whilst doing what you love!

– “Can you imagine offering a service that you excel at, that you love and that works?”

Our “Animal Assisted Therapy in Counselling” course gives you a new string to your bow. AAT helps you to help your clients in a unique way while developing a new revenue stream for your business (as well as a great new marketing angle)!


The course covers:

  • Pushing the boundaries

    Pushing the boundaries

    Definitions of Animal Assisted Interventions [understand what an animal assisted intervention is]

  • The history of Animal Assisted Therapy in Counselling
  • AAT techniques, research & theories
  • Practicalities, ethics & professional issues
  • Therapy animal suitability, animal selection, boundaries and therapy animal welfare
  • All this and more thus giving professionals and students an excellent foundation from which they can apply AAT to their practice.


Our Animal Assisted Therapy in Counselling course is perfect for Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and other health professionals and students wanting to find their niche or USP for their professional practice and a unique approach to add to their professional “toolbox”.


If you want to be in a different place, a bolder place, a better place, your place, then this programme is for you!

Don’t settle for less. Give yourself the peace of mind and life you deserve with the support of a listening ear and a wagging tail.

Let your counselling career show you care with collaboration from a canine co-therapist!

HumAnima’s Director & her Co-therapist!

High Five!

Set tongues and tails wagging by securing your place now! Just click here and follow the instructions!


The course has been valued at over £800 but is available now for a brief period at only £399. Each course is limited to 12 people.


Spring 2020 Course Dates: Location: Exotic Zoo CIC, Telford: 28th March, 25th April, 16th May 2020

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Summer 2020 Course Dates: Residential – Old Tree Nursery, Pendeford, Nr Wolverhampton: 13th – 15th July 2020

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Autumn 2020 Course Dates: Location: Exotic Zoo CIC, Telford: 19th September, 17th October and 14th November 2020

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