Animal Assisted Therapy is a different approach to talking therapies, where we introduce an animal into sessions as part of a mental health care plan. 

Animal Assisted Therapy can allow you to have the time and space you need to process your feelings and thoughts, and can help you make sense of your experiences and perhaps, see things from a different perspective. The involvement of animals can also offer that emotional support when dealing with intense emotions. Here at HugglePets in the Community we offer a safe place where you won’t feel judged and you’ll have an opportunity to truly be yourself so you can explore whatever is on your mind. 

Our friendly therapy team have experience working with adults, young people and adults. Working through topics such as:

  • Abuse 
  • Addictions 
  • Anger Management 
  • Anxiety (GAD, OCD, etc) 
  • Bereavement 
  • Bullying 
  • Depression and Low Mood 
  • Eating problems 
  • Intrusive Thoughts 
  • Loneliness 
  • Low Self-Esteem / Confidence Issues 
  • Panic Attacks 
  • Post Traumatic Stress 
  • Relationship Issues 
  • Self-Harm 
  • Sexual Health Problems 
  • Sexuality/Gender Identity 
  • Stress 
  • Suicidal Thoughts 
  • Trauma 
  • Work Related Stress

This list is not exhaustive and should you wish to contact us to discuss potential one to one therapy sessions please feel free to make an enquiry here: Therapy Enquiry and one of the therapist team will get back to you shortly. 

Cost of Therapy Sessions 

HugglePets in the Community are able to offer a limited number of one-to-one sessions partially funded by grants and fundraising activities. This means that HugglePets in the Community will fund half of your programme for you.

Costs for these sessions are explained in the table below: 

Therapy Sessions  Original Cost Partially Funded by HugglePetsCIC Cost to you
6 Week Programme  £240.00 (£40.00 per session) £120 (funded via grants and fundraising activities) £120.00 (£20.00 per session) 

If you have already discussed our workshops with a therapist and would like to purchase your 6 week One-to-One Therapy Programmes please see the details here: Pay Now  

You may chose to conduct your therapy sessions online, if so please see below how this will work. 


How many sessions will I need? 

We offer all clients a 6 week programme on the same date and time each week. Each session is 50 minutes long. 

How old do you need to be to attend the adult programme? 

You must be at least 18 at the point of starting the programme, identification will be required at week 1 of the programme. 

Can my child attend animal assisted therapy? 

Yes, you will need to speak with one of the therapy team to ensure that Animal Assisted Therapy is appropriate for your child. 

Will my information be kept confidential? 

Yes, all information discussed in the programme and sessions are confidential and all paperwork is kept in a safe and secure location. We never share your personal information or the contents of your sessions with anyone else, unless there is a recognised danger to yourself or others. At which point, appropriate support organisations may be contacted and you will be notified if this is to happen.

Where will the sessions take place?

You can chose to meet in person or complete your sessions online via a conferencing app called Zoom. You do not need to subscribe or sign up to access the meetings as links and passwords to enter each session will be granted to you following sign up. 

How do I book my 6 week programme? 

Book your 6 week programme by clicking on the appropriate link above. 

Do I have to pay for all 6 sessions up front? 

Yes, all session fees are due at the time of booking, please have your card details to hand. We take full payment upfront to secure your bookings for each week for the duration of the programme.

What if I have to miss or cancel a session? 

In the event you need to rearrange or cancel a session, we require at least a minimum of 24hrs notice from the commencement of the session, failure to notify us with more than 24hrs notice will result in a loss of that session.