Spirit Project

Counselling and  Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy  for women

The project is a partnership of two Counsellors and Psychotherapists: 

Shirani Situnayake and Maya Gagni.

It was set up in response to the need to offer a women-only affordable service in Huthwaite (Sutton-in-Ashfield) Nottingamshire/Derbyshire area. 

We offer a face-to-face or online (Webcam, IM messaging and email) service

We offer:

  • Person-Centred one-to-one Counselling
  • Couple Counselling
  • One-to-one Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Equine Facilitated EMDR 
  • Online EMDR
  • One-to-one and group supervision for trainee and qualified therapists
  • One-to-one and group Dramatherapy
  • Individual and group Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP)

We specialise in short-term and long-term contracts,  and our services are open to all young women and adults.

We have extensive experience in working with a variety of issues including: anger, abuse, anxiety issues,  addiction(s), depression,  PTSD, self-harm, trauma, child related issues, cultural issues, eating disorders, general issues, identity issues, sexual identity and spirituality.

We abide by BACP Ethical Framework and are members of BACP, NCS and HCPC. The Practice actively promotes an anti-discriminatory and diversity sensitive approach  in supporting clients across communities and abilities . 

Unfortunately we cannot provide a crisis service. In any emergency please either visit your local A&E or your GP. If you live in the UK you can also call the Samaritans on 116 123.                        Outside the UK WhatsApp has a comprehensive list of local services, click here for the list,  or      you can visit Befrienders Worldwide www.befrienders.org

Who we are

Hi, I am Maya Gagni

Since qualifying in 2000 I have worked in a number of settings. These have given me a depth of experience and understanding of a number of difficulties.

I can offer you one-to-one counselling, couple counselling, EMDR, Supervision, Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy and Equine Facilitated EMDR.

Hi, I am Shirani Situnayake

I have acquired a high degree of experience since qualifying as a counsellor in 2001, working in a variety of environments.

I offer individual counselling, supervision and Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy.

Testimonials

It is within the herd that I have finally found my voice.....long forgotten but not lost.
Thank you, Cleo and Sultana for allowing me to be part of the herd.

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Alice

Thanks to my therapist I am now more assertive and clearer of my needs and therefore more able to live a life that I want rather than what people want.

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Mary

Although at the beginning I was very scared of horses, today I realised that the biggest fear was that I could be as powerful as the horses.

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Sophie

We are recognized with AVIVA, BUPA and many more insurance companies. Call us to check if you are covered. We are also accredited members of BACP and NCS.