Counselling service - Ripples Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy

Last updated: 12/09/2023

Ripples EFP is a mental health service run by Jan Stiff, an integrative counsellor with a qualification in equine faciliated psychotherapy. (LEAP)

Jan brings specialist experieince and understanding of families where there is a child with a disability, special needs and/or a life limiting illness, with particular experience of the impact this might have upon siblings.

Therapy is offered to adults within these families on a one to one basis.

Jan also brings experience and understanding of issues surrounding family bereavement and living with a terminal illness.

Therapy sessions are located 12 mins outside of Newbury town centre and take place outside within nature/open fields where a small herd of horses live and are free to roam. Therapy takes place with the horses acting as facilitators offering the ability to mirror and sense clients emotions as well as a sense of genuine emotional support.  

Sessions are tailored to individual clients needs. (No ridden work is undertaken and no previous experience of horses is required)

Jan offers discounted rates to clients referred from local chairities.

Jan has previously worked in the NHS and offers discounted rates to emergency and key workers.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Jan Stiff
Contact Position
Counsellor / therapist

Please feel free to contact me through direct email (email provided is an encrypted email address)

Where to go

RG20 0AY

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday daytimes
Time of day
Session Information
EFP sessions last 1.5 hours and clients are encouraged to contract to a minimum of 6 sessions.

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£120 per session
Sessions last 1.5 hours. Reduced fees are offered for clients referred from local charities and clients as key workers/emergency services.


Age Ranges
Referral required
Other notes

Ripples EFP is not able to provide disability access.

Inclusion Information

Dietary Needs

Has Provision

Quality checks

  • DBS check

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