Laura Rattigan

Laura has been working with horses from a young age, in the quietest and kindest way possible. Laura and her herd have lived in Ireland, Spain, moving to the UK just last year to start practicing. Ted and Basil are ridden bitless and are barefoot, in keeping with keeping things as natural as possible. Laura has experienced of working with individuals and groups in Spain, teaching them how to transition to working energetically and metal free with horses. Once back in the UK, Laura trained with LEAP to qualify in Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) so as to continue sharing with people the gift and wisdom of working with horses. Laura specialises in working with those going through Addictions and working towards recovery as well as young people.

Laura also offers Reflexology and Indian Head Massage from The Snug, or in the comfort of your home depending on location.

Sarah Watson MSc MBACP MBA BSc(Cons) LEAP

Co-owner of Life on Dreams, Derbyshire.

Sarah has experience of working with individuals from a variety of back grounds having worked at hostels & women’s refuges in the local area. She has spent the last few years working in the field of addiction as a psychotherapist at Bayberry Clinic, where she also ran the equine faciliated programme. She has been in private practise for a number of years now supporting clients with addiction, anxiety, PTSA, trauma, depression, self esteem issues, anger issues, abuse and many more.

A caring and sensitive person, she has personally received counselling in the past and knows first hand how it can help you regain inner peace, ease anxiety, trust and help improve your self esteem. She believes that the most important part of any therapy is to build a trusting relationship, where clients can feel safe and secure so they feel able to share their experience in confidence.

Her therapeutic approach is integrative, which allows flexibility for the clients needs and she can adapt her approach accordingly. Also able to incorporate other therapies such as equine facilitated psychotherapy and walk & talk therapy; which are detailed on the Counselling pages.

Sarah is an Registered Member with BACP (MBACP) and abides by their Code of Ethics in her counselling and equine facilitated services. Sarah has completed the BACP Certificate of Proficiency.

Sarah studied Diploma in Counselling and then went onto complete post graduate qualifications from University of Derby, going onto to achieve MSc: Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy in 2015. Her MSc Research was an analysis of equine facilitated psychotherapy from a clients perspective, for which she achieved a distinction.


Claire Misson, owner and founder of 'Project Horses', has spent a lifetime with horses and recognises the amazingly positive effect they have on people.

Claire set up 'Project Horses' in 2014 to run experiential workshops for groups of individuals and school within Berkshire, West Berkshire, and the surrounding Counties. Clients work with horses as partners in the process of personal growth and learning, to deliver positive outcomes in all areas of life.

Claire successfully graduated as a LEAP EFL Practitioner in October 2015, and has recently been made a Senior EFL Practitioner for LEAP.

Claire has worked in the corporate sector for 25 years and is passionate about supporting authentic leadership in business, for individuals & groups.


Mike Delaney is a key member of the senior therapeutic team. Mike is a Mental Health/Addictions Specialist with over 35 years experience working with individuals, rehabilitation centres and professional bodies in the UK and internationally. He had a successful career for twenty years as a Registered Nurse Manager and CPN within Mental Health/Learning Disability services and, since undergoing treatment for his own addictions in 1996 he has specialised in a range of issues including addictive behaviours, young people who have suffered sexual trauma, co-dependency and relationships.

Over the last fifteen years Mike has managed several facilities including Barley Wood in Bristol and the Addictive Behaviour Centre in Birmingham. He has also been responsible for Project Managing and developing two new treatment facilities, Silkworth Lodge in Jersey in 2002 and Stepps in Gloucestershire in 2004. Until 2008 he was Group Clinical Director of The Stepping Stones Group, a large healthcare organisation for adults with Learning Disabilities and Mental Health issues. Since then he has had a successful Private practice in Gloucestershire and Harley Street London, has provided training for a number of Organisations including Veterans Aid in London and is a Director of Pathways Supported Housing in Weston-super-Mare and LEAP Equine Therapeutic Centre in Westbury on Severn.

Most recently, he and Ella Jones brought together their knowledge, interests and expertise to create the Ofqual-regulated Level 5 Diploma in EFP - the LEAP Method, the only regulated and recognised EFP training in the UK specifically for mental health professionals. Mike gives talks and presents papers on EFP/L in the UK and abroad, including a recent presentation of a LEAP research paper to the Royal College of Psychiatrists Conference around the efficacy of EFP for young people who have experienced childhood sexual trauma.  Mike recently returned back to his roots in Scotland and is currently taking bookings in Falkirk and Glasgow.

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