PAWS – Animal Assisted Therapy

Photograph of women next to a large black dog.

What is Animal Assisted Therapy?

“a goal-directed intervention in which an animal that meets specific criteria is an integral part of the treatment process. AAT is directed and/or delivered by a health/human service professional with specialised expertise and within the scope of practice of his/her profession. Outcomes are documented, measured and evaluated””

— Society Companion Animal Studies

PAWS: Animal Assisted Therapy is based in Luton, Beds.

Sarah is a qualified  teacher and has experience teaching children with complex behavioural and educational needs.

Animal Assisted Therapy is becoming a popular form of  therapy in the UK. It is of great importance that both practitioner and therapy animal are certified appropriately. Please find below a list of qualifications that Sarah currently holds.

  • Qualified Teacher BA (HONS)
  • Special Needs Teacher for 2+ Years teaching children with complex needs including; Autistic Spectrum, ADHD, Global Development Delay, PDA, Attachment/Traumatised Child Disorder, Genetic Disorders (chromosomal deletions), Speech and Language Delay, Sensory Integration/Attachment Disorder.
  • Certified Animal Assisted Therapy Practitioner, BSY
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, CPCAB
  • Animal Assisted Therapy in Counselling Certificate, Humanima CIC
  • Certificate in Therapuetic Play, IATE
  • Animal Assisted Play Therapy, Level 1, IIAAPT
  • Animal Assisted Play Therapy: Level 2 Relationships and Applications, IIAPT
  • Canine Communication in Animal Assisted Play Therapy, IIAPT
  • Essentials of Canine Behaviour & Training for AAPT: Building the Therapeutic Partnership, IIAPT
  • Level 2 Award in Speech and Language Support for 5-11s, AptEd
  • Certified Professional Practitioner of Animal Assisted Play Therapy™, IIAPT

“We are very pleased to announce that Sarah has been awarded the credential, Certified Professional Practitioner of Animal Assisted Play Therapy™ (CPP-AAPT). Sarah’s Approved AAPT dog is Frank, a Newfoundland. It takes a substantial amount of training (online and live) as well as specialized supervision to become certified in AAPT, but it is a prized credential because of its depth and breadth, as well as its attention to animal welfare while providing a very valuable service to clients and students.

— International Institute of Animal Assisted Play Therapy™

Contact us

Telephone: 07584 674511

Email: [email protected]

Address: Bushmead, Luton, LU2 7XT

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