Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)

Animal Assisted Therapy 

Within Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT), there are pre-determined aims and goals to be achieved as the desired result of the therapy sessions, with support of professionals of the relevant field. These goals may cover a wide spectrum of improvements including physical, educational, mental health and motivational.

Sessions

These AAT sessions will be structured to work towards preset goals over a set period and number of sessions and are led by a qualified member of the team with existing therapy specialisms. Sessions can also be supported where relevant by an existing relevant health or recreation professional that maybe working with a client, for example, physician, occupational therapist, physical therapist, certified therapeutic recreation specialist, teacher, nurse, social worker, speech therapist or mental health professional. 

AAT is a goal directed specialism where animals become co-therapists and  AAT sessions can be used with talking therapy. AAT increases relaxation and can provide a wonderful calming effect. (Dzikowski 1998). Clients comfort level is increased and animal therapy programs can boost the spirit and lower blood pressure. 

Trust is fostered and increased between therapist and client with the use of AAT. ANimals are non-judgemental and this can support people to open up (Golin & Walsh 1994). CLients can re-learn to trust people and not always expect the worst. There have been research models showing correlation between animal contact and the improvement of a child's mental health.

What can AAT help with?

Applications & Benefits

- Depression

- Anxiety& Stress

- Bereavement & Grief

- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

- Abuse & Neglect 

- Attachment Disorders

- Self Esteem

- ASD

Assessments

We offer a full and confidential consultation and assessment before we undertake any therapeutic sessions with individuals. We assess a whole number of key indicators including personal attributes and interests and additional needs to help us build a profile to ensure each individual programme is finely tuned to achieve the desired results.

Work With Us

If you would be interested to work as a self employed professional for Animal Days Out C.I.C offering AAT services in your area of expertise, then please give us a call to identify if we have any opportunities.

Regional Coverage

The Animals For Therapy Team cover London, the South-East and Kent. If you live outside of these areas, please contact us to find out whether we can cover your location.

Contact Us

To contact the team about any aspect of our AAT services use any of the methods below:

Call  Call: 020 8 850 6778 
Complete Our Form  Complete Our On-Line Form HERE>

ADO Therapy is a part of Animal Days Out C.I.C. - A Not For Profit Community Interest Company

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