Generate and Grow Connection

EFW Counselling for Children and Youth

We offer counselling for children who prefer to be in an informal setting with the possibility of being outside and interacting with horses.

Emily Pelletier MA offers individual sessions for children and youth age 10 – young adulthood coming from a strong horsemanship background.

Katy Scoones MA Art Therapist combines expressive art therapy with therapeutic work with horses.

Often when children and youth are struggling, their system needs more balance. Emily partners with horses and the natural environment to support this through somatic resourcing, EFW, and horsemanship. This program is strength based and solution focused and will help your child discover resources for coping with challenges. Because this work focuses on the nervous system and is relational, change can happen even when the child is not able or willing to do much verbal processing.

In EFW, the relationship with the horse can become a safe place for the child to build connection, practice boundaries and assertiveness, feel acceptance, learn about body language and experience safe touch. The horse is non-judgmental and encourages emotional congruence and body awareness.

EFW Counselling may be helpful for your child if they are resistant to seeing a counsellor or other approaches have not been successful. The relatively informal setting of the farm helps children and youth to build relationship with the counsellor more easily and is often a place where they are able to practice being their best selves.

This approach may be helpful if your child is struggling with:

  • Anxiety / Stress/Panic
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Transitions
  • Empowerment
  • Boundaries / safety
  • Body image
  • Grief and loss
  • Risk taking behaviour
  • Identity concerns
  • Highly sensitive
  • Bullying
  • Social attunement
  • Need for relationship/connection
  • Anger management
  • Self-awareness / personal growth
  • Family issues
  • Addiction to technology

Experiences and exercises at Generation Farms can help your child build resources that support growth and gently create change.