About Us

Georgie McBurney:

George McBurney Juniper Natural Therapies
Photograph by Jen Bradburn

Georgie gained a BSc (Hons) in Animal Science (Behaviour & Welfare) after careers in the Army and police. Passionate about working with animals, she has volunteered for the RSPCA (both domestic and wildlife), Bat Conservation Trust and was a Marine Mammal Medic for the BDMLR.

Georgie is a Qualified Science Teacher and has taught in various secondary schools and lectured at university level. George wrote a new BTEC in Equine Management which she became Programme Leader of which introduced Monty Roberts Horsemanship within a traditional Equine Department. More recently Georgie dedicated time to foster and support her niece who at one stage was paralysed but thankfully went on to make a recovery.

Georgie a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor specialising in Person Centred, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt theories. She works voluntary as a counsellor for Help! Counselling (for aged 9 – 25 year olds) in Glastonbury and for the Counsellors Collective in Primary Care in Yeovil where she also works part-time as a Health Coach. At a talk for counsellors Georgie met Josephine Sellers, a former equine therapist, who inspired her to qualify as a LEAP practitioner where she met business partner Livvy.  George also writes a regular feature about the herd for Horsemanship Magazine and in various other publications.

Livvy Adams:

paintedhorse Juniper natural therapies livvy adams healing reiki GlastonburyOlivia ‘Livvy’ Adams spent the early part of her career as a front line police officer in the Avon and Somerset Constabulary, working on the now defunct Police women’s Unit which helped women and children in abusive relationships, as victims of sexual, physical and emotional abuse.  Having left the police force to bring up her two children, Livvy subsequently retrained as an accountant, and continues to work with several clients today.  After training with EPONA instructors Rosie Withey from Horses as Teachers, Caroline Morgan, Mike Khan & Shelley Rosenberg at Telford Equestrian Centre, Leanna Millward of Flying with Horses and later with Ella Jones and Mike Delany at LEAP Livvy established an equine facilitated and experiential learning and ReWilding business called ‘Paintedhorse’.

Having lived in or near Glastonbury all her life, Livvy offers a range of healing practices which comes under the umbrella of intuitive healing.   Livvy is currently training as a Priestess of Cerridwen and aims to specialise to help people with pet/animal bereavement.  She has studied Eco ReWilding and aims to help people connect back to nature, with or without the use of horses.  Livvy is currently studying L2 Counselling Skills & Training (CPCAB).