Eastcott Barn caters for small numbers at a time and is run by Jennifer Ash and her family.
For over 16 years I have had a dream of making a place where people could come who needed to take time out, to find a nurturing place to think about things. Maybe these would be people who were feeling "what is this all about" or wanting to change their lives in some way, people who might be feeling overwhelmed, unhappy, stressed or just wanting time and space to reflect.
At first this dream seemed just fantasy but amazingly over the subsequent years it grew into a vision which has materialized, in spite of all odds!
I have lived at Eastcott since the mid 70's and now two of my children have returned with their partners and families to live in our extended property - because we all love it here, in this more secret area of Devon. The natural world and the beauty of the Blackdown Hills forms the backdrop and the resource of my work - and life.
My early working life was in social work, until I left to raise my four children and run our smallholding here at Eastcott. In 1990 I returned to work in a general hospital and in 1993 commenced a professional training in Core Process Psychotherapy.
I have wide ranging interests but in terms of therapy I have taken part in various other trainings including