Camelid Assisted Therapy

A place for learning, for growth, for change................
while having fun

Do you know a someone that 'nothing works' for? Who won't or can't engage? Who seems disinterested at best and disruptive at worst?  The one perhaps who takes all your time and attention?
Would you like an exciting and different way of approaching the National Curriculum that involves more than just "learning"?
How about engaging our support for some camelid assisted intervention, whether it is just being with the animals and allowing their calmness to "rub off", taking part in some of the educational activities or developing an individually adapted activity programme to suit your particular needs.
We will work alongside you to assess, support and tailor some provision for even the most difficult to reach children and adults. 

Therapy Alpacas video

Welcome to Camelid Connection @ SimplyAlpaca(TM) 
Victoria is a qualified counsellor (listed MBACP) with 25 years’ experience in general practise and as paramedic and in-service counsellor for West Midlands Ambulance Service. Her experience includes working with depression, anxiety, trauma ...

Why Choose Alpacas and Llamas
It is well documented that holding and stroking animals can reduce blood pressure, lower pulse rates and alleviate feelings of tension and anxiety.
Animals offer attention and unconditional acceptance. They are responsive, live in the ‘here and now’ and don’t mind who you are or wh ...

From Foster Carers 2019
 "She has improved week by week to finally follow instructions well. She has enjoyed these sessions and has really built confidence and improved her concentration."

"Very informative, great patience and empathy. Relaxed and calm environment."

"The children enjoyed the sessi ...

What We Offer
We offer a range of services to all private individuals, with or without specific or diagnosed issues, schools, organisations and groups supporting children, young people and adults, from those most vulnerable and disengaged to those suffering with “life issues”.
Our primary focus is on p ...

Wellness Wednesday
Wellness Wednesday sessions are open, informal events just about being present in the here and now with the animals, taking photographs, painting, knitting, reading or just sitting in the field and being aware of their effect.
They can include guided mindfulness meditation if desired.
These are open ...

Educational Activities at SimplyAlpaca
What sort of activities can you do?
  • Meet, make and take sessions lasting a couple of hours suitable for KS 1,2
  • Alpaca walks tailored for each KS
  • Workshops lasting half or full day on
  • fibre processing suitable for KS 2,3,4
    • fibre preparation
    • dyein ...

    Camelid Assisted Therapy
    Examples of Camelid Assisted Therapy:
    • A child with anxiety issues comes to the farm with her mother and works with the counsellor.
    Using the principles of Camelidynamics the child is taken though a 6/8-week programme of learning how to handle and care for an alpaca. She learns that the alpaca is p ...

    Camelid Assisted Activities
    Examples of Camelid Assisted Activities

    A group of alpacas are taken to a nursing home once a month to "visit." The visit occurs as a large-group activity with some direction and assistance provided by staff. The group facilitator keeps an informal log about who was visited.

    Children visit the farm to ...