Miranda Carey, a leader in her field, is a pioneer of Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy in the U.K. She trained in 2006 at Epona in the USA under Linda Kohanov and Kathleen Barry Ingraham and has spent the years since developing her own unique approach to EFP and Family Constellation Work working alongside the herd.
Miranda’s is a holistic approach: it is somatic (of the body), systemic (of the family) and shamanic (of the spirit). With a deep connection to nature and a belief in our spiritual selves, Miranda leads her clients on a journey of self-discovery towards achieving an authentic connection between body, mind, spirit and environment.
Underpinning her work, Miranda has been practicing as a psychotherapeutic counsellor and supervisor since 1998, working in the fields of bereavement, relationships, fertility, sexuality, trauma, addiction and youth.
She is currently a provider of counselling for Gloucestershire County Council staff and Gloucestershire Young Carers and is an external supervisor for Gwent NHS as well as supervising a wide range of professionals.
Other organisations she has worked for include Cruse and Bristol Drugs Project, and Miranda has also been involved in training and supervising those studying to be counsellors.
For many years, Miranda has been running individual and group workshops in family systemic work, both with and without the herd, which is perhaps best described through a quote from Bert Helliger, the founder of this approach. He said: “Only when the connection to the family is recognised, and the responsibilities have been made clear and divided up, does the individual feel free of burden. He or she can go their own way without being burdened and tied down by the past.”
More recently, in 2016, Miranda returned to Epona for further training and is now approved to deliver Master Herder leadership training, which is applicable to a business or family situation.
Equine Facilitated Psychotherapist, Epona
Dip.(H&I) Counsellor, BCPC (accredited training)
Trained in Family Systemic Therapy and Couples Counselling
Dip.HE Youth and Community Work, UWE
Miranda is supported by a team with a range of skills. Supporting the workshops are journalist and horsewoman and qualified riding instructor Kate Edser; artist and mother Rissa Ratcliffe who Miranda says can “hold mountains” and has personal experience of autism and Asperger’s syndrome; Alexander Technique teacher, author and horsewoman Sally Tottle.