Healing you through horses

Staffordshire and Cheshire Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Counselling and Equine Psychotherapy

SCEAP is a Community Interest Company set up to provide equine assisted therapy to community members who are in need of therapeutic support and may not have the means to access existing services. 

Group sessions available for staff, teams and corporate settings. Pricing available through discussion, depending on size of group and time required.


We offer an excellent alternative to traditional room based therapies and exist to reach people who may be marginalised within our communtities. 

Session Types

We offer a range of session types which can assist with: Addiction, Anxiety, Anger, Depression, Behavioural Challenges, PTSD and much more. 

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Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Active reflective and creative exercises. We will tailor a program to suit your needs.

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Room Based Therapy

A Face to Face Appointment with the therapist.

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Walk and Talk Therapy

Walking out in the open air with the Therapist. This may feel less anxiety provoking than sitting face to face.

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Time with The Herd

Spend time inside or outside the field with our therapeutic herd, with an option to groom or just observe them.

Our Team

The staff at SCEAP are professionally qualified and are fully compliant with local authority requirements to work with both young people and adults.



Maggie holds a Diploma in Equine Facilitated Pyschotherapy and has been practising counselling since 2009. Maggie has over 20 years experience as a teacher, working with children and young adults with additional needs, learning and behavioural differences.


She has also worked with adults since since 2005,in both a teaching and counselling capacity. She manages a small group of counsellors who provide support to homeless clients.


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Iain has a 20 year background in Law enforcement. Prior to this he worked in the private sector as a manufacturing jeweller.  Iain holds a Certificate in Counselling, and although he is still working full time, he helps out doing interim counselling, and  maintenance around the site, Iain has a particular interest in people suffering with PTSD, 

Iain has completed numerous training courses in Safeguarding, public protection, and interviewing, and  continues to gain knowledge and continued professional development toward further counselling qualifications.


Ann Pallas Bentley

Hi, my name is Ann, and just wanted to introduce myself and give insight into my background. 

I have been involved with Horses all my life having learned to ride at the age of Seven, and going through the ranks of Gymkhanas, one day eventing, cross country, and running my own riding school into my mid teens, when my brother took up point to pointing and I became his groom. I still ride whenever I can. There is a unique bond that can only be experienced through the interaction with Horses and experiencing their different reactions, or to roam free with them in their enclosure, or out in the open field.

By joining the SCEAP team I can help others to enjoy the faith and devotion you can get with this interaction, that I have had the privilege of for many years, whilst also keeping visitors and the herd safe and secure. 

I have  ten years past experience working with children and young adults with additional needs, learning and behavioural differences. 

I a;so have:

NVQ 4 in preparing to teach.

NVQ 2 in Custodial care.

YJB JASPS 1 and 2 in Juvenille Awareness Programme.

Hays Safeguarding and Child Protection Program.

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“I got to witness this beautiful horse snoozing in front of me and it was the most beautiful thing I have ever had to witness The trust and vulnerability she showed me was unreal. And the welcoming from Gordancer was lovely too. Thank you so much for today, can’t wait for the next session ”

- Julie*

*Client names changed for privacy

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