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Animal Assisted Therapy with Birds of Prey

I provide Animal Assisted Therapy with Birds of Prey for children and adults; specialising in mental health and wellbeing.  I co-work with my 8 birds of prey to bring a unique therapy session.  All therapy sessions are one-to-one and take place outside, on a quiet farm, in the Blackdown Hills.  Sessions run Monday to Friday, and have been running throughout lockdown.

I have been working with birds of prey for 20 years; therapeutically with them for the past 10 years.  I have also been working in energy medicine (shamanically) for the past 30 years and bring the two together for the animal assisted therapy.

I am in the process of gathering data on this form of therapy to publish in the scientific community - bringing Animal Assisted Therapy & Animism together.

I am DBS cleared, hold full Public Liability Insurance and have a current Animal Activities Licence.


Contact Name
Dr Karen Stead-Dexter
Contact Position
Animal Assisted Therapy website
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Riggles Farm House
EX14 4SP
Toilet facilities
Parking accessible for people with disabilities

Further information

Contact provider for costs?
Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£40 (child) Per session
£50 (adult) Per session
Cost Details
Child session is for 1.5 hours; adult session is for 2 hours (towards scientific study) or £55 for 1.5 hours.
Display Date/Time
Open Monday - Friday 10am to 5pm
Referral required?
Referral details

I need to have a phone conversation with you first to determine if this form of therapy is the correct therapy for you, before making a booking.

Waiting list?
Waiting list details
New client bookings starting 26th April 2021
DBS check?
(formerly CRB)
Additional needs details
This is a farm environment so please remember outdoor clothing for all weather possibilities!
General information

Please note the farm is privately owned and the birds are not kept at the farm; so please respect the owners privacy and do not just turn up.  Admission to the farm is through booking a session with myself - detailed instructions on how to find the venue will be sent out on booking.  Thank you.

Last updated: 08/04/2021
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