Programme Director, Faculty Tutor and Workshop FacilitatorJenny Eichner

Jenny is a member of the IFEAL Qualifications Faculty and is Programme Director. As part of this role she is tutor, mentor, assessor and Internal Quality Assurer. Jenny has worked with IFEAL since 2010 and is part of the facilitator team for IFEAL Q workshops and is also part of the facilitator and researcher team for the Dare to Live Trust charity working with veterans.

Jenny has always had an interest in psychology and after graduating with a Degree in the subject, decided to see how this could be applied to help people. This led her onto training with IFEAL Q in Equine Facilitated Human Development and also Psychotherapeutic Counselling; which joined her lifelong love of horses with human psychology.

As well as her work with IFEAL Qualifications Ltd, Jenny runs a private practice (since 2015), Integrated Psychotherapeutic Solutions, where she provides Counselling, Psychotherapy and Equine Therapy for those looking for support to overcome a wide range of emotional, social and mental health issues, offering a range of different therapies to suit the individual and their needs. In the past, Jenny also worked as a counsellor, intake-assessor and group facilitator with Catalyst, a Surrey based addictions charity (2014-2017).

Jenny is passionate about helping people to reach their potential and likes to work responsively with people, adapting the process to their individual needs and preferences and has trained in different approaches in order to do this.

In addition to her psychotherapeutic work, Jenny is a qualified groundwork instructor and offers equine training, consultations and courses through Equine Centred and is currently training to become an Equine Behaviourist.  Jenny set up Equine Centred to teach and promote standards of equine management and training. She aims to improve welfare and wellbeing of equines through encouraging evidence based approaches; using science to help us understand equines and how we improve our management and training of them based on this information. Jenny aspires to work with, keep and teach others to be with horses in a way that is stress free for both the horse and the person and looks to help others develop their relationship with their horses, improving their communication and connection. Jenny has always had horses in her life and currently has two horses.

Other interests include positive reinforcement training, animal behaviour, ethology and psychology, music (student of the harp) and martial arts.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Level 6 Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling – Ad Prof Dip PC (2011-2016)
  • Advanced Diploma in Equine Facilitated Human Development – Ad Dip EFHD (2013-2016)
  • Diploma in Applied Equine Behaviour to Instructorship Level in Ground Skills (2011-2015)
  • BSc (hons) Psychology at Sussex University (2008-2011)

Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) (register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority) and Member of Standards for Assisted & Facilitated Equine Professionals (SAFE Professionals).

Certificates and Continued Professional Development Includes-

Trauma, personality and personality disorders, transactional analysis, rape and sexual abuse, domestic abuse, sexual identity, boundaries, eating disorders, dissociation, suicidal ideation, Rewind Technique, animal assisted therapy, nature therapy, weight loss, safeguarding and clinical psychology and counselling of children and young people. Specifically in the addiction field: SMART Recovery Self-Management and Recovery Facilitator Training, understanding drugs and addiction, drugs awareness, counselling in the context of drug and alcohol clients, CBT interventions, relapse prevention, working with significant others, mental health awareness, alcohol awareness and creative interventions.