At Berkshire Equine Assisted Therapy (BEAT-UK) horses and clients work together to address the needs of the individual.  BEAT-UK offers counselling, psychotherapy, equine facilitated therapy services, and Clinical Supervision in Berkshire and it's surrounding Counties.  We primarily offer typical face-to-face therapy but also offer experiential therapies such as the equine facilitated psychotherapy, walk & talk and Online counselling.  If traditional talk therapy has not worked for you then think outside the box and take a look at what we offer here at BEAT-UK.  

While we work with those who have experienced trauma, addiction, low confidence, young carers, anger management, those suffering from PTSD as well as Corporates and Schools looking for bespoke programs and workshops.  We specialise in adolescents, young people, PTSD and families.  

For the majority, one session a week for 10 weeks is the norm but we also offer intensive days or half days if time is of the essence. We are popular with local schools addressing behavioural issues and corporate companies assisting in enhancing teamwork and leadership qualities. 



List of Services




       Family Therapy                  

       Group Therapy  

       Equine Facilitated Therapy / Learning

              Walk & Talk                        


                                 + many more



Claire Misson of Project Horses

Claire Misson, owner and founder of 'Project Horses', has spent a lifetime with horses and recognises the amazingly positive effect they have on people.

Claire set up 'Project Horses' in 2014 to run experiential workshops for groups of individuals and school within Berkshire, West Berkshire, and the surrounding Counties. Clients work with horses as partners in the process of personal growth and learning, to deliver positive outcomes in all areas of life.

Claire successfully graduated as a LEAP EFL Practitioner in October 2015.

Claire has worked in the corporate sector for 25 years and is passionate about supporting authentic leadership in business, for individuals & groups.

Mike Delaney (Mental Health and Addiction specialist) 

Mike Delaney is an owner and director of LEAP, and is a key member of the senior therapeutic team. Mike is a Mental Health/Addictions Specialist with over 35 years experience working with individuals, rehabilitation centres and professional bodies in the UK and internationally. He had a successful career for twenty years as a Registered Nurse Manager and CPN within Mental Health/Learning Disability services and, since undergoing treatment for his own addictions in 1996 he has specialised in a range of issues including addictive behaviours, young people who have suffered sexual trauma, co-dependency and relationships.

Over the last fifteen years Mike has managed several facilities including Barley Wood in Bristol and the Addictive Behaviour Centre in Birmingham. He has also been responsible for Project Managing and developing two new treatment facilities, Silkworth Lodge in Jersey in 2002 and Stepps in Gloucestershire in 2004. Until 2008 he was Group Clinical Director of The Stepping Stones Group, a large healthcare organisation for adults with Learning Disabilities and Mental Health issues. Since then he has had a successful Private practice in Gloucestershire and Harley Street London, has provided training for a number of Organisations including Veterans Aid in London and is a Director of Pathways Supported Housing in Weston-super-Mare and LEAP Equine Therapeutic Centre in Westbury on Severn. 

Most recently, he and Ella Jones brought together their knowledge, interests and expertise to create the Ofqual-regulated Level 5 Diploma in EFP - the LEAP Method, the only regulated and recognised EFP training in the UK specifically for mental health professionls. Mike gives talks and presents papers on EFP/L in the UK and abroad, including a recent presentation of a LEAP research paper to the Royal College of Psychiatrists Conference around the efficacy of EFP for young people who have experienced childhood sexual trauma.