About

Hi my name is Georgina McBurney, but I use a shortened Georgie or George. I am an eternal student, and love passing on learning to others. I use my blog as a platform to share, and explore my research and experiences.

I currently work as an EAP counsellor for validium and have recently restarted private practice. I am an occasional writer for Equine Leadership Magazine and am currently editing my first book. I enjoy painting and am kept busy with a young Welsh pony.

Expertises

Spiritual Counsellor

I have trained with CPCAB in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (Transactional Analysis, Gestalt and Person Centred), and Psycho-spiritual Counselling (Transpersonal, Psychosynthesis). I additionally work in a Solution Focused way within my current role as an EAP affiliate counsellor.

Equine ReWilding

I have trained with LEAP in Equine Psychotherapy and then allowed the horse herds whom I had the honour to work with, to guide and develop this further into the expanse of Rewilding with horses at liberty.

Spiritual Practice

I have studied spiritual development, shamanic practice, reiki and journeyed with human, angelic, elven and animal guides to discover more about the psyche and the meaning of creation.

Healing Modalities

I am a Reiki Master and have studied Kinesiology, Essential Oil Therapy and zoopharmacognosy. I have a keen interest in herbs and homeopathy and connecting to nature and the Earth.

Experiences

Counsellor & Coach

2016 – 2022

I have volunteered for Steps to wellbeing (NHS referrals) and Help Counselling (for young persons). I have worked at Penn Hill GP Surgery as a counsellor and was a lead NHS Health Coach for Behaviour Change. Whilst there I set up a Mental Health Support Group, and later a counselling service to support surgery patients and trainee counsellors. During the ‘lockdown chapter’ I worked as a 999 operator before returning to counselling.

Teaching & Lecturing

2007 – 2022

I have worked as a Secondary Biology/Science teacher and as a science lecturer Animal and Equine Dept for both Higher and Further Education. I wrote a BTec diploma in Equine Management and became the Programme Leader. I facilitated Mind OUT (LGBTQ) and taught various workshops on psycho-education, Inner Child Therapy, Self Selection for Animals and Reiki. I am exploring the possibility of running some workshops again in 2022.

“When we rediscover our connection to The Great Web of Life the experience is often transformational”.

Equine/Eco Therapy

2017 – 2020

I have supported HALO (Dorset), Paintedhorse (Glastonbury), Equine Earth (Gloucestershire), Fhare Ltd (Dorset). This work included supporting Key4Life charity with their rehabilitation of young offenders with Equine Therapy, running Woodland with Equine Retreats and Confidence Building for Equine Enthusiasts. I am exploring the possibility of future work in this area. For now I am enjoying spending time with young Pixie and adjusting to life without Jac who crossed over in 2021.

Self Employment

2010 – 2022

I originally created an Animal Behaviour and Health business for pets, then expanded to include therapies for owners due to their connection. I have been a finalist for Influential Woman (Dorset) for my role as a kinship foster carer. I was a freelance counsellor for Dorset MIND for Blue Line services and had a private practice in counselling before lockdown. I have set this back up again in 2022.

This blogsite contains information, insights, self-care and personal experience working in the fields of mental health and spiritual development as a Counsellor, Equine Facilitated Practitioner, Reiki Master and holistic therapist; with acknowledgment to my earlier careers in the Police and Army.

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