Healthy therapeutic relationships between guests and therapists are critical, which is why all psychological therapies are entirely one-on-one and confidential.

Regardless of whether you are experiencing substance misuse, mental health challenges or an additional condition, emotional therapies are extremely powerful in helping you understand yourself and the pathway to recovery.


Our team of psychologists at the forefront of research-based psychological methods, such as brain spotting, cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and solution-focused therapy. The psychologist’s approach to therapy will be tailored to your own personal experience and issues. Many of these approaches are “talking therapies”, as the professional partners with the guest to resolve many issues and destructive patterns, replacing them with positive outlets and ways of thinking.

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Similar to psychology, our highly experienced counsellors work collaboratively with guests to process emotions, experiences and trauma.  We do not use unqualified psychotherapists – our team are completely degree-qualified counsellors, and belong to the relevant professional societies.

EAGALA Equine Assisted Therapy

Lead psychiatrist at The Banyans, Dr. Anja Kriegeskotten is an EAGALA accredited equine specialist. Her team has over 6000 hours of experience in this framework for emotional therapy. Equine assisted psychotherapy is based on the natural herd-based instinct of horses to communicate through body language. Through a variety of activities and natural relationship with the horses, guests gain insight and understanding into issues that may be difficult for them to rationalise in talking based therapies.

Neurologic music therapy

Neurologic music therapy is the creative use of music to encourage positive health and wellbeing, under the supervision and guidance of a Masters degree qualified neurologic music therapist. The research-based method of emotional therapy engages the individual through musical techniques to achieve non-musical goals such as self-reflection. Benefits of music therapy also includes opportunities for social engagement, participation, communication, self-expression and relaxation.

Art therapy

Delivered by a degree qualified counsellor, art therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses the creative process of making art to improve emotional wellbeing. It offers therapeutic benefits particularly to those experiencing grief, trauma, chronic stress, anxiety and depression. Creative therapies engage the side of the brain which stores implicit and non-verbal memories or feelings. This can be very helpful for individuals who find talking therapies more difficult.

Relationship counselling

Our specialist team of degree-qualified counsellors have extensive experience in relationship counselling for couples, parents, children and colleagues. With an extensive library of resources and support options for pairs or individuals, relationship counselling at The Banyans is a unique opportunity for support, understanding and reconciliation with those close to you.