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Animal Assisted Therapy


Animals offer affection and unlike humans they are non-judgemental.  The purpose of AAT is to strengthen, support and help people to live rewarding and healthy lives. 

Making a connection physically and mentally with animals is both relaxing and stimulating.  Particularly beneficial for those that find communication or relaxation a challenge. 

Animal Assisted Therapy


At Sarah May Animal Assisted Therapy sessions include one to ones, small family groups, small groups of school aged children, including sessions for home educated children.  All carried out on site in New Milton.

The session times vary between 1 and 2 hours including simple activities.  This aids the sessions and helps build confidence and self worth.

Animal Assisted Therapy


Sarah May Animal Assisted Therapy is equipped to travel to local places with a small selection of animals. 

Local schools and care homes have proven to be popular, providing much needed tactile therapy….A real conversation starter with pet stories and memories from the younger children and senior clients.  Real smiles on faces that light up everyone's day.

Who am I?

Hello, I am Sarah May, I am a qualified animal assisted therapy practitioner. I enjoy living in the New Forest, Hampshire with my Husband and a variety of pets including dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens. I have always had a passion for animals, especially Spaniels and have rehomed rabbits for 30 years now.

I love our wildlife and garden.  I enjoy nothing more than sitting in our 'Happy Hut' listening to the birds, surrounded by my animals.  A great way to relax with a cuppa and hounds by my side.

I have been lucky in my career to have worked with Foundation stage children in pre-school settings and a speech and language unit in New Milton. I gained an Ofsted recognised qualification level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care. I have always valued the gift of animals and decided to study for a Diploma and I am now a certified Animal assisted therapy and activities practitioner, passing with distinction and what better way to use these wonderful experiences than together!

Meet Some of our Furry & Feathered Friends

Finley gives the best cuddles at Sarah May animal assisted Therapy New Milton

Friendly Finley

I'll look out for you.  I'll give you the warmest and most gentle cuddles you could possibly dream of.

Chicken love, collect eggs and tickle feathers at Sarah May animal assisted therapy New Milton

Wonderful Winnie

I'll lay you an egg, my sisters will too.  I'll eat treats from your hand and let you tickle my feathers.    

Merry Martha rabbit at Sarah May animal assisted therapy New Milton

Queen Martha

I am the Queen of the rabbits, I am soft and fluffy.  My job is to test ALL the food before Arthur and Doris.

Guinea Pig love at Sarah May animal assisted Therapy New Milton

Cookie Cuddles

I like to sunbath and popcorn around with my herd of sisters.  I think I am the cutest Cookie in town!

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