North Downs Therapy understands that sometimes in life you need a little extra support

North Downs Therapy is a private counselling practice based at the foot of the North Downs just outside Maidstone and was established to offer a complementary range of one to one talking therapies in a peaceful and beautiful rural setting.  Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy and Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy offer a more structured and experiential approach to counselling respectively.

North Downs Therapy specialises in counselling and equine facilitated therapy, located in a peaceful and beautiful rural setting at the foot of the North Downs, just outside Maidstone in Kent. Our services range from one to one talking therapies through to Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy, and Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy, offering a more structured and experiental approach to counselling.

Both EFP and DIT Therapy focus on understanding the relationship you have with others and yourself, which can sometimes feel destructive, punishing and unbearable. These therapies are offered over a set number of sessions and help to address the underlying causes of various forms of anxiety and depression.

Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy

EFP is an interactive and experiential activity of therapy and personal learning alongside horse partners.  Developed extensively in recent years, it is now being recognised as a valuable resource for both adult and child mental health.

There is no riding involved, all the work is ‘ in hand’ on the ground and no previous knowledge or experience with horses is necessary.



 Thinking about counselling can be a daunting experience but perhaps by reading this you have taken the first step.
You can contact by phone or email to make an initial appointment. There is no obligation to continue after the first meeting but if you wish to, we will agree a day and time that works for you. Sessions are for 50 minutes and can go on for as long as you feel you need them. They typically take place on an agreed time and day each week, including evenings and weekends, subject to availability.

Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy

 Do you feel that your emotional health may be affected by troubles within your relationships?

This therapy focuses on relationships, helping you understand the link between your anxiety and depression, with the interactions you have with others.  This is often referred to as understanding your “attachment pattern” and is now universally recognised as a major factor contributing to healthy emotional wellbeing.