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The Equine Psychotherapy Institute offers comprehensive Training, Education and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP), Equine Assisted Learning (EAL), Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT), Animal Assisted Learning (AAL) and Ecotherapy.

The Equine Psychotherapy Institute and Animal Assisted Psychotherapy International Alumni include former students of our Institute

 

 

FIND A PRACTITIONER NEAR YOU!

Ecotherapy Practitioners

Fam Charko

I offer Equine & Nature Assisted Learning, including the Horse Wisdom Program and ongoing sessions for Mullum Road Clinics in Panton Hill, as well as Melbourne Equine Therapy & Creativity in Seville, for participants over 10 years of age. I work with people from all walks of life, including those with trauma and a variety of life challenges, provide safe spaces for the LGBTIQA+ and gender diverse communities, and work in a neurodiversity-affirming way. Currently a counsellor in training, I expect to qualify in late 2024.

Specialties: Equine & Nature Assisted Learning, Biology (MSc sp. Ecology), LGBTIQA+ and gender diversity, Neurodivergence.

Seville (Mon & Wed), Panton Hill (Thurs & Fri)
stonehorse.eal@gmail.com
melbourneequinetherapy.com
Instagram @famcharko

 

Lucy Balfour
L & P Equine
EPI model EAP Practitioner
Equine Assisted and Nature Assisted Therapy

 Services Offered: Nature Assisted Therapy around the unique areas of the ACT, or at clientele desired locations. Equine Assisted Therapy in Majura ACT. Groundwork Training and Coaching around the Canberra and NSW surrounding regions.

Specialities: Adolescents, Sensory Processing, Mental Health

 

Location: Canberra ACT
Phone: 0410 331 800
Email: lucybalfour@lpequineservices.com.au
Website: L & P Equine | Holistic Equine Services in ACT and Surrounding Regions (lpequineservices.com.au)

Victoria - Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) Practitioners

Client growth and change is supported through the lens of trauma informed care and is available for individuals, groups, adults, children and teens.

The inclusion of nature and the family herd of horses assists with the exploration of mental, emotional, relationship and spiritual needs.

Experiential learning is enhanced through integrating Yoga and Mindfulness based techniques and assists with emotional regulation, stress reduction and interoception awareness.

Donington Farm is located 30 mins south of Albury / Wodonga, (8kms from Beechworth Victoria)

Meg Kirby
EPI Founder, Senior Trainer
EAP Equine Assisted Psychotherapist
The Equine Psychotherapy Institute
Psychotherapist
Mental Health Social Worker

Works with individuals, children/adolescents, couples, groups, supervision/training, corporate/organisational teams
Works with her family herd of 12 horses supporting client’s awareness and growth.

Daylesford, Victoria
admin@equinepsychotherapy.net.au

 

Noel Haarburger
EPI Senior Trainer
EPI Model EAP Practitioner
The Equine Psychotherapy Institute
Equine Psychotherapist and Equine Psychotherapy Trainer
Psychologist

Works with mental, personal, relationship and spiritual growth with individuals, couples, adolescents. Specialises in working with Trauma.
Works with his family herd of 9 horses supporting client’s growth and change.

Daylesford, Victoria
0428 951 498

 

Leanne Winter
EAP Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
Clinical Psychologist – registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Association (Aphra) and the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
Medicare rebates available.

Sees children, adolescents, adults and groups. Individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and disability are most welcome.
Works with both a mini pony herd and larger horses.

Mullum Road Clinic, 67 Mullum Mullum Road, Ringwood Vic 3134
03 9879 5876
www.mullumroadpsychologists.com.au

 

Stephanie Milburn
EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Bachelor in Psychological Studies, Masters of Counselling specialising in children and adolescents.
Qualified Horse Safety Australia Riding Instructor.

Melbourne Equine Assisted Counselling works with individuals, couples, and groups offering sessions for children, teens and adults.
Steph is passionate about helping others on their journey of self discovery, working with a small herd of horses, to support social and emotional awareness through a mindfulness based program.
Steph has experience working with both children and adults but has a particular interest in prevention programs for primary school aged children.

Cranbourne South, Victoria.
0434 437 637
equineassistedcounselling@hotmail.com
www.melbourneequineassistedcounselling.com.au
facebook.com/MelbourneEquineAssistedCounselling

 

Dr Traci Coventry
EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Clinical Psychologist
BA (Hons.); BBSC. (Hons.); Gr. Dip Psych; DPsych (Clinical, Child and Family).
MAPS, MAPS Clinical College.

Specialising in child and family therapy, anxiety and depression, autism spectrum disorders and relationship work.

Epona Brae, Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria.
0402 050 317
coventrypsych.com.au
Facebook Coventry Psychology at Epona Brae
Instagram @drtracicoventry

 

Suzanne Lee
EPI Model EAP & AAP Practitioner
Registered Professional Counsellor (ACA)
Certified Mental Health 1 st Aider
Advanced Training in Trauma and Attachment (EPI)
Advanced Training in Anxiety & Depression (EPI)
Level 1 & Level 2 training with International Institute for Animal Assisted Play Therapy Animal ™
Interplay – Play Therapy Australia, registered Humanistic Play Therapist, Interplay Therapist and Senior Facilitator

Suzanne lives and works on her beautiful farm in Catani with her family, and is a qualified and
Registered Counsellor, Equine and Animal Assisted Psychotherapist and an Interplay – Play Therapy
Australia Therapist in training.
Suzanne provides equine and animal assisted therapy to individuals and families of all ages on her
90-acre property, home to a wonderful team of unique animals including horses, cats, birds, goats,
sheep and cows.
Suzanne is passionate about working with people from all walks of life with varying challenges,
working with children, teens and adults and has a particular passion for working with Autistic
children and a wide range of disabilities.

Catani, 3981
0421 343 745
cardiniaequineassistedcounselling@outlook.com
cardiniaequineassistedcounselling.com.au

 

Alana Browne
EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Psychologist, BPsySc (Hons)
Open Paddock Equine Assisted Psychology

Alana is a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPI), registered with the Australian Heath Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a provider of Psychology services with Medicare.

Alongside her herd of horses, she works with adolescents and adults with a variety of mental health concerns including, but not limited to, trauma, depression, anxiety and other mood disorders, suicidality, self-harming behaviours, personality disorders, addiction, eating issues, and offending behaviour. Alana works Monday’s, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and sessions are offered during school/ business hours.

Labertouche, Victoria
0426 198 835
openpaddockpsychology@gmail.com
www.openpaddock.com.au

 

Sophie Lord
EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Diploma & M.A. Psychotherapy and Social Studies (certified by UKCP), Certificate IV in AOD, Mindfulness & Meditation Facilitator.

I offer a safe environment with my two beautiful horses to explore emotional issues, self awareness, and relationship patterns. I have worked with teenage and adult clients experiencing, depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, PTSD, suicidal ideation, self harm, and domestic and family violence.
Somerville, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, 3912

Victoria
0452 420 277
sophielord@hotmail.com
www.sophielordwellbeing.com.au
www.facebook.com/horse4healing

 

Jane Hall
EPI model EAP Practitioner
M.A Counselling (Monash Uni), M.A Education (Melbourne Uni) , Dip.Ed, B.Sc(Ag) (Charles Sturt Uni)
Registered Counsellor (PACFA), Registered Teacher (VIT)
Advanced Trauma informed training
Registered Counsellor (PACFA) and Teacher

Together with my small herd of horses I am passionate about supporting the wellbeing of children, adolescents and adults.

Room based counselling and equine assisted therapy offered.

The Wellbeing Paddock offers a trauma informed approached to support people with symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, self-harm, post traumatic injury, behaviour concerns, isolation and disconnection, grief and loss.

Social skill development and emotional regulation skills for all people and specialising in ASD.

School programs for ‘at risk’ youth.

Pos Eq (Positive psychology and EAL) Educational PD and mindfulness programs for teachers and students.

The Wellbeing Paddock
Safe, ethical, professional

Mansfield, Victoria
0417 765 366
jhall@ggs.vic.edu.au
www.thewellbeingpaddock.com.au

 

Sophie Hosking
EPI model EAP Practitioner
Bachelor in Psychology, Graduate Diploma in Primary Education, Advanced Clinical Training in Contemporary Gestalt Therapy.

Nature Nurture Therapy supports children, adolescence and adults. Offering room based gestalt therapy, Equine and Animal Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Corporate and private group Workshops. Located on the Mornington Peninsula. Welcomes self managed and plan managed NDIS clients.

Nature Nurture Therapy, 600 Dunns Creek Road, Dromana 3936 VIC
0418 713 423
sophie@naturenurturetherapy.com.au
www.naturenurturetherapy.com.au

 

Larissa Judd
Gippsland Equine – Counselling & Psychotherapy
Bachelor of Education Deakin University, Graduate Diploma in Counselling from the Australian College of Psychology, Reiki I & II
Advanced EPI study includes:
‘Trauma and working with the brain, body and whole person’, ‘Working with Children and Adolescents’

Based in South Gippsland, just a short drive from Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs Larissa works with her herd of 10 sentient beings working with individuals, couples and groups. Larissa supports individuals to move through life with more ease and grace through learning about emotional regulation and awareness.

Larissa has a particular interest in grief support. Our Mindful Riding program offers a safe environment in which to explore personal growth with your own equine partner for nervous riders or those seeking to get back in the saddle after an incident.

Residential Programs are now available, Accommodation Options on-site or nearby
Equi-Sentient Retreats
Kyhala Mi Healing Sessions

NB. Our offer includes an all-weather facility (ensuring no interruptions in treatment plans)

0428 768 916
enquire@gippslandequine.com
www.gippslandequine.com
facebook.com/gippslandequine

 

Dr Esma Kurt
EPI Model EAP Practitioner

Esma provides Psychological Therapy and Assessment for adults and children/adolescents. Esma’s specialties are dealing with trauma, anxiety/depression, developmental disorders using EMDR, psychodynamic therapy, IPT and coaching.

Northern Suburbs, Hume, Victoria.
03 9052 4431
info@mindcareconsulting.com.au
www.mindcareconsulting.com.au

 

Lisa Coffey
EPI Model EAP Practitioner
DipCouns, BSc (hons) Eq Sci, GDip Psych
Professional development Certificate in Adolescent Counselling (Monash Uni)

Working with retired racehorses on the Mornington Peninsula Lisa works with adults and children with a broad spectrum of challenges including anxiety and depression, ASD and relationship issues.

www.racinghearts.com.au
Facebook Racing Hearts Therapy
instagram.com/racing_hearts_therapy

 

Dr. Meredith Brown
EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Clinical Psychologist BA (Honors) DPsych (Clinical) MACPA PsyBA

Do you feel overwhelmed or distressed by your emotions? Are you feeling disconnected, alone or lost? Perhaps you always doubt yourself or you have lost your self-confidence. Or maybe you feel like you can’t move on from the losses or difficulties in your past and relationships always feel difficult to navigate. Clients who come to Yarra Valley Equine Assisted Psychology want to manage uncomfortable or distressing emotions in different ways. Meredith helps her clients increase their awareness and understanding of themselves so they can build a greater acceptance of who they are and the situations they face in life. Clients also want to improve their relationships and the way they set boundaries, so they can feel greater trust and connection with others. Meredith also works with clients who are looking for greater meaning, contentment and calm in their lives. Meredith provides individual Equine Assisted Psychotherapy to adults over the age of 18.

0409 965 731
drmeredithbrownpsychologist@gmail.com
www.yveap.com.au
Facebook Yarra Valley Equine Assisted Psychology

 

Kelly Murphy
The Australia Centre of Trauma and Wellness
EPI Certified EAP

Kelly provides Counselling services that include Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, working with clients who may be experiencing difficulties with emotional regulation, anxiety, depression and/or experienced psychological trauma.

Specialties include supporting people with emotional dysregulation, and people who have experienced trauma and adversity.

540 Bald Hill Road, Pakenham VIC 3810
0477 724 833
admin@traumaandwellness.com
www.traumaandwellness.com
Facebook The Australian Centre of Trauma and Wellness

 

Imogen Tutton
Lake Farm Therapy
EPI Certified EAP
BA/LLB
MA
GradDipPsych
GradDipPsychAdvd
Assoc-APS

Imogen offers equine assisted psychotherapy for teens & adults (individual or group). Imogen is a provisional psychologist and currently completing her Master of Professional Psychology. She is a long-time volunteer with Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia PANDA and supports young families throughout the challenging perinatal period. Her practice is flexible & responsive to the needs of the client, with a particular interest in the perinatal period, the challenges of adolescence and trauma. She is the mother of two lovely young humans, her animals Larry, Copper, Tarzi, Maci & Benny and the abundant wildlife on her beautiful property.

Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
0477 407 090
imogen@lakefarmtherapy.com
www.lakefarmtherapy.com
Facebook @lakefarmtherapy
Instagram @lake_farm_therapy

 

Tennille Porter
EPI Certified EAP
General Psychologist
Bachelor psychological science (Hons.)
Masters professional psychology

Dare to Dream Psychology offers psychological intervention in a natural setting facilitated by horses and farm animals. Tennille works with individuals and groups of children, adolescents and adults. Tennille has a passion for client centred work and supporting people to build their self-awareness, self-regulation and access to choice.

Healesville, Victoria
0490 024 149
daretodreampsychology@gmail.com
Facebook @daretodreampsych

 

Andrea Crabtree
EPI Certified EAP
EPI Advanced Training in Anxiety and Depression
Certified in Equine Assisted Learning with Equine Connections – The Academy of Equine Assisted Learning
Bachelor of Social Work
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Laws
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
Graduate Certificate in Professional Education and Training

Andrea is a social worker, registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers, and a professional education trainer who has many years’ experience supporting and empowering individuals and groups to build healthy relationships and live life in a way that is most meaningful for them.

Andrea is trained in psychotherapy and certified through the Equine Psychotherapy Institute. She has also undertaken advanced training in anxiety and depression. Andrea is certified in Equine Assisted Learning through Equine Connection–The Academy of Equine Assisted Learning.

Andrea supports clients in areas including anxiety, depression, PTSD, attachment and relationship challenges, learning difficulties, self-awareness and stress regulation.

Andrea is passionate about providing a safe, non-judgmental space for children, adolescents and adults, including NDIS participants, to heal and grow through genuine connections and relationship. The horses provide an impactful presence as people explore and heal important elements of their lives.

Andrea has a life-long love of horses and has always recognised their ability to make people feel ‘better’ simply by being with them. For over 25 years, Andrea held the dream of bringing horses and people together for mutual benefit, and hence, The Horse’s Heartbeat was born.

Little River, Victoria
0413 335 614
info@thehorsesheartbeat.com
facebook.com/TheHorsesHeartbeat
instagram.com/thehorsesheartbeat
www.thehorsesheartbeat.com
linkedin.com/company/the-horse-s-heartbeat

 

Josie Reilly
EPI Certified EAP
Paddock Talk

Josie has trained as an Equine Assisted Psychotherapist with The Equine Psychotherapy institute.

Josie has completed a diploma in counselling and has had many years of experience in helping people with a variety of issues.

She has trained and worked as a complex mental health support worker and understands the need for extra support for people suffering from mental illness.

With a passion for human potential, Josie and her equine co-facilitators Bonnie, Polly, Benji and Henry, help participants heal and become empowered while assisting in emotional regulation and much more, through experience-based learning and therapy along with talk therapy.

At Paddock Talk we welcome all ages and presenting issues.

Josie is also a certified Crisis Support worker for LifeLine Direct Victoria, and values her work there to be able to listen, encourage and help ‘Help seekers’ through times of distress.
During her work at Paddock Talk Josie draws on her experience in deescalation and suicide Ideation support.

Paddock Talk offers experiences with Horses and nature, in a non-judgemental and emotionally safe environment.

Wallington, Victoria
josie@paddocktalk.com.au
instagram.com/paddock.talk
paddocktalk.com.au

 

Rachael Paterson
Wallington Park Equestrian Centre
EPI Certified EAP
EPI Advanced Training in Trauma and Attachment
EquiHuman Mental Health – Equine Assisted Therapy Services
Registered Psychiatric Nurse – Bachelor of Nursing
Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology)
Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing Practice

Rachael is a mental health nurse, registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), with several years of experience working within the public mental health field.

Rachael offers Equine Assisted Therapy Services to children, adolescents and adults at Wallington Park Equestrian Centre, on the Bellarine Peninsula, working alongside Wallington Park’s herd of approximately 25 horses to support individualised learning and therapeutic goal achievement, and mental health and well-being.

Rachael is passionate about mental health, in particular about trauma-informed practice, incorporating a trauma sensitive approach to service provision. Rachael is committed to ongoing professional development to ensure service provision aligns with contemporary research and best practice. Rachael has undertaken advanced training in trauma and attachment through the Equine Psychotherapy Institute, and is affiliated with Wonderkind and Co, a therapeutic consultancy team dedicated to offering specialist trauma-informed services to the Greater Geelong community.

1625 Bellarine Hwy, Wallington 3221
0468 711 338
rachael@equihumanmentalhealth.com.au
equihumanmentalhealth.com.au
facebook.com/equihumanmentalhealth

 

Gillian Buchan
Cuddy Brae
EPI Certified EAP
Metal Health Nurse

I offer 20 years experience as a mental health nurse combined with equine assisted psychotherapy training. I am passionate about providing a holistic approach to your mental wellbeing. Working with a trauma informed background, bringing horses, nature and emotional regulation together to help guide you towards wellness. I have a small herd of ponies nestled in the trees, within the Dandenong Ranges.

Ferny Creek, Dandenong Ranges
0404 848 802
gillian@cuddybrae.com.au
instagram.com/cuddybraeequineassistedtherapy
facebook.com/profile.php?id=100089017213256

 

Cyndie Fox
Walking with Horses Equine Assisted Therapy
EPI Certified EAP
Social Worker / Mental Health Clinician – Registered with the Australian
Association of Social Workers

Together with our beautiful Equine Partners we offer a safe, relaxed, and calm space in a rural setting to explore new ways to tackle life’s challenges. Sessions can be outdoors with our Equine Partners or indoor one on one counselling sessions, specific to your personal needs and therapeutic goals.

At Walking with Horses we provide support to people who are either experiencing grief and loss, living with mental health challenges, are living with ADHD, ASD, have been diagnosed with Dementia, or a person who is in a caring role.

With more than 25 years experience working in mental health, disability services, carer services and aged services we provide a holistic, inclusive and therapeutic approach that is both supportive and non-judgemental.

Mildura
0447 318 999
walkingwithhorses21@gmail.com

 

Fiona Bennett
You Yangs Equine
EPI Certified EAP

Introducing You Yangs Equine, a place where connection and compassion combine. At You Yangs Equine, we are dedicated to working with horses and people to harness the incredible power of horses to heal, uplift and inspire individuals. Fiona, our founder, has extensive experience in community development, education, health promotion, women’s leadership in sport, inclusion, and diversity which forms the backbone of our approach.

Fiona is currently completing a Diploma of Counselling, enhancing her qualifications and enabling her to provide comprehensive support to all.

We pride our work on our exceptional herd of six horses, each a unique creation of colour, breed, and size. They form the heart of our work, creating a harmonious connection with our clients. Nestled on our sprawling property, we offer abundant space for clients to immerse themselves in nature and embrace the healing presence of our beloved herd.

Join us at You Yangs Equine, where the warmth of our team and the serenity of our surroundings will welcome you with open arms.

Lara
0431 102 197
fiona@youyangsequine.com
instagram.com/youyangsequine
facebook.com/profile.php?id=100087192982708

 

Michelle Brooks
Edenhope Integrated Psychotherapy
EPI Certified EAP
Certified Practicing Counsellor (PACFA)
Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (GDCAP)
Advanced Training in working with Children and Adolescents EPI
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Michelle works with children, adolescents and adults experiencing challenges with anxiety, self-worth, eating disorders, depression and grief. She specializes in supporting clients navigate the effects of trauma or distressing experiences. Michelle also works with school, community and corporate groups.

Michelle works with her herd of larger and miniature horses on her 18 acre farm in Gembrook

Gembrook
michelle@edenhopepsychotherapy.au
edenhopepsychotherapy.au
facebook.com/EdenhopePsychotherapy

 

The Horse Within
EPI Certified EAP

Embark on an inner journey guided by the wisdom of the horse by taking part in equine assisted counselling & experiential learning at The Horse Within.

We offer counselling and coaching services to children and adults and include our herd of six horses, in a human- and horse-centred approach. The horses become guides, teachers and co-facilitators in the therapeutic process whilst the beautiful natural environment promotes mental and physical health.

Loch, South Gippsland
0433 764 078
info@thehorsewithin.com.au
www.thehorsewithin.com.au
Facebook The_Horse_Within
instagram.com/The_Horse_Within

 

Freya Maberly
Freya’s Farm Animal Assisted Therapy

EAP for individuals, couples, families and groups. Children, Adults and Seniors.
Specialities: Trauma, Family Violence Recovery, Nurodiversity .

Nr Ballarat, VIC
0434 585317
freyas.farm.info@gmail.com
tiktok: Freyas Farm
Facebook: Freya’s Farm

 

Margot Smith
Pegasus Inner Wellbeing
EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Registered Professional Counsellor (ACA)
Registered Yoga and Meditation Teacher

Client growth and change is supported through the lens of trauma informed care and is available for individuals, groups, adults, children and teens.

The inclusion of nature and the family herd of horses assists with the exploration of mental, emotional, relationship and spiritual needs.

Experiential learning is enhanced through integrating Yoga and Mindfulness based techniques and assists with emotional regulation, stress reduction and interoception awareness.

Donington Farm is located 30 mins south of Albury / Wodonga, (8kms from Beechworth Victoria)

info@pegasusinnerwellbring.com.au
www.pegasusinnerwellbeing.com.au
Facebook and Instagram ~ Pegasus Inner wellbeing

Victoria - Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Practitioners

Valence Williams

EPI Model EAL Practitioner

Horsemanship Coach
Meditation Teacher

Clinics, private and online coaching.

0410 606 460
facebook.com/ValenceWilliams.SHR/

Jo Ellison
Mindful Horse
EPI Model EAL Practitioner

Mindful Horse is located in the beautiful East Gippsland town of a Metung, situated within the heart of the Gippsland Lakes system. My herd of horses and I offer programs/ sessions that support people to reconnect with their deeper nature, true power and wellbeing. Sessions are suitable for children, adolescents and adults and can be specifically tailored for individuals, couples, families or small groups.

Metung, Victoria
0407 280 978
infomindfulhorse@gmail.com
www.mindfulhorse.com.au
Facebook Mindful Horse

Michelle Quinn
EPI Model EAL Practitioner

Bowen Therapy Practitioner for Horses and Humans
Provides a holistic approach to wellbeing through EAL and Bowen therapy
Works with her herd of horses to provide self awareness, connection and relationship for spiritual and personal development.

Cohuna, Victoria.
03 5455 9273 or 0428 559 202
pmquinn@activ8.net.au

Lynn Exton
EPI Model EAL Practitioner / Advanced Practitioner
Counsellor, Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner, Natural Therapist
RN, RM, BHSc, MPHCEquine Assisted Practitioner at Epona Awakenings

As a registered nurse I have worked in the Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol fields for many years, including 14 years experience working with “high risk” young people who have complex needs related to their trauma, mental health and/or substance use.

I also have 26 years experience as a Natural Therapist specialising in Mental Health.
I work with my herd of three horses to provide services to support children, adolescents and adults to increase their self-awareness and social & emotional skills for personal development, healing, relationships, team building and leadership development.

Programs are designed for individuals and groups.
I have a special interest in working with First Responders/Health Professionals who are experiencing Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma or PTSD.

Ballarat, Victoria
0417 055 105
info@epona-awakenings.com.au

Tama Green
EPI Model EAL Practitioner

Participants can attend a one to three day Nature based Equine Enhanced Wellness Retreat. By day, Participants spend time out in nature, surrounded by horses, and at night, sleep in beautiful bell tents, glamping style. Our herd are trained therapy horses which means that they have been assessed and trained where necessary to ensure safety and well-being around them. The horses will, both challenge and support participants as they move through the Camp Program, each session learning something about themselves and something about horses. Support workers are welcome to accompany Participants.

Prior horse experience is not necessary.
‘I am trained in an equine assisted psychotherapy model (at The Equine Psychotherapy Institute), which means that I can work safely with people from all backgrounds, including trauma and mental health challenges. Through experiential activities with horses, I am able to support significant change, growth, and development. The benefit is that participants enjoy the work and become engaged and connected in the change process.’ Tama Green – Principal Practitioner

Attendees find these camps incredibly enjoyable and rewarding. As well as having a lot of fun and learning a lot about horses (I could talk all day about horses), we are working at a deeper level of psycho-social development and change at the same time. The horses and I simply support Attendees’ personal development and change process and allow them to come up with their own solutions.

Goongerah, VIC
0450 816 512
www.equinefusion.net
facebook.com/EquineFusionHorsePrograms

Rachael Gibson
EPI Model EAL Practitioner

I provide a holistic approach to wellbeing through my work with horses and often combine other energy balancing techniques and therapies such as reiki, reflexology, guided visualisations and energy work.

I have been in private practice for over 10 years in helping people come back into balance and in 2017 trained with the EPI to incorporate horse wisdom into my toolbox of modalities.

A unique experience I have created is a 45 minute equine assisted learning session with the horses, followed by a 45 minute healing session on a massage table outside in a beautiful garden setting with the horses still present. In the winter months the healing session moves into my treatment room inside, out of the elements.

I work with my herd of 4 horses to provide self awareness, connection and help people be the best version of themselves. I also help clients connection in both their spiritual and personal development. Each session is targeted around the individual client and what they are currently working through.

I love working with people who are working through anxiety and depression, as I have a lot of experience with these conditions, and I know how beneficial this work can be in helping people being resourced as they navigate their way back to equilibrium.

Woodend, Victoria.
03 5427 1940 or 0415 288 438
rachael@heartofthehorse.com.au
www.heartofthehorse.com.au

Tammy Antoine
EPI Model EAL Practitioner
BA, BSW, Aged Care, Disability, and Carer Support
Member AASW

Specialising in grief and loss and carer support. (Working with Carers of all ages who care for family members and friends with complex needs including disability, mental illness, chronic condition/s, terminal illness, alcohol or other drug issues or who are frail-aged).
Working with Relationships, Anxiety, Depression, Mood disorders. Group work and Individual therapies – Life skills, corporate and organisational team building.
Offering Herd meets, meeting individual horses; ridden experiences also offered.

Pakenham, Victoria
0450 054 502
taraisabella@msn.com

Katie Murray
‘Indigo Horse Wisdom’ – Horses Helping Humans
EPI Model EAL Practitioner
Bachelor Hlth Sci (Hlth Prom), Grad Dip Counselling (current student)

Katie offers personal development sessions with her herd of four horses in the beautiful north east Victoria. She is passionate about providing social and emotional learning for youth, and supporting adults towards increased awareness and development, leading to greater choices, empowerment and fulfillment in their lives.

Beechworth, north east Victoria
0404 877 787
indigohorsewisdom@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/indigohorsewisdom

Maelani Mills
Equine Ananda
EPI Model EAL Practitioner
BA Communications, Dip Counselling (current student)
Registered Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance)

Maelani offers an integrative EAL program that fosters deep personal growth, as well as an environment to safely work through fears, anxieties, and limiting belief patterns. She weaves elements of Yoga and mindfulness throughout, with her horses as colleagues, to build a deeper connection with our own inner wisdom and intuition.

Sessions are available to everyone, from those suffering from stress, anxiety and/or grief to those who are feeling unsettled, unfulfilled, and unsure of what the next steps are.

Maelani offers individual, group, unmounted and mounted experiences for clients of all ages at the farm, as well as personal development coaching sessions remotely.

Romsey
0448 339 534
www.equineananda.com
equine.ananda@gmail.com

Tracey Kenny-Dive
EPI Model EAL Practitioner

I provide an holistic approach with my beautiful herd of four horses and four alpacas. I have a background in complimentary therapies (Reiki Aromatherapy Energy Balance and meditation) and education support. Experiential learning with horses and facilitation brings awareness in sensory and social development and further understanding of the connection to self. A safe space is provided to assist children and adults with special needs with the Horse Wisdom Program™️.

Sessions also explore Personal Development teaching core life skills to enhance social/emotional intelligence for self empowerment for women/women’s groups and young adults providing experiential learning and focus on navigating age appropriate choices, decisions and relationship. Communication skills for Business Managers and team leaders to create a more respectful, productive workplace are also incorporated in EAL sessions.

All sessions are tailored specifically to the individual in a safe, peaceful farm environment. Learn how to be the best version of yourself.

Located in the Greater City of Bendigo regional township of Shelbourne approximately 23.7km from Bendigo’s Central Business District. Services

clients from Bendigo/Loddon Mallee Shire.

Greater City of Bendigo, VIC
0476 127 294
equinehealingcentrebendigo@outlook.com
www.equinehealingcentrebendigo.com

Annie Hamer
Hamer Equine Assisted Learning
EPI Model EAL Practitioner

Hamer Equine Assisted Learning (H.E.A.L.) is situated just outside Woodend. With panoramic views of Mount Macedon we offer a tranquil setting for participants to experience the unique benefits of equine assisted learning. We work with adults, teenagers and children, individually or in family units. We also work with groups on building team and communication skills.

We have a particular focus on supporting carers, their families and those who they care for. Please see our Carer Connect programme on our website for more details.

We work with Self-Managed NDIS clients as well as self-referred individuals.

Woodend
0411 549 562
hamerequineassistedlearning.com
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Shelley Newey
Free Rein Wellbeing
EPI Certified EAL

Free Rein Wellbeing is located at the top of Yallourn North with vast sweeping views across the Latrobe Valley to the Strzelecki Ranges. The peace created by these beautiful wide open spaces in nature combine beautifully with the gentle approach facilitated by Shelley and the Free Rein Herd. Morning Meditations are particularly spectacular at Sunrise and can be arranged for Group Bookings.

Shelley has 10+ years of experience facilitating programs and working with complex Children and Adolescents, their families and their carers in various sectors including Out of Home Care and Child, Youth and Family Welfare. Shelley has qualifications in Community Services and training in Counselling, Child and Adolescent Development, Developmental/Complex Trauma, Trauma informed Care and Therapeutic Care, Family Violence, Youth Justice, and Foster Carer Training and Assessing. She has more than 30 years experience with horses.

Shelley and the Free Rein Herd specialise in working with Young People, their families and carers subject to Child Protection and Youth Justice orders who have experienced trauma, as well as those people experiencing neurodiversity, with or without access to NDIS. All her work is trauma-informed and uniquely delivered to each unique client. She has a special interest in working with professionals in these sectors who desire to hone their relational practice with their clients.

Shelley is currently working towards her psychotherapy accreditation with the Equine Psychotherapy Institute and her practising Counsellor Membership with the Australian Counselling Association.

Online Booking available.

Yallourn North Victoria
0497 199 202
info@freereinwellbeing.com.au
freereinwellbeing.com.au
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Cass Fry
Bona Vista Equine Assisted Learning
EPI Certified EAL

Bona Vista Equine Assisted Learning (BVEAL) is a safe and nurturing space for all to be free to express, negotiate and feel empowered by their emotions and self-awareness. Located 10 minutes by car from Warragul and Yarragon, surrounded by stunning rolling hills at the base of the Strzelecki Ranges. Cass and the herd of 3 beautiful ponies incorporate play, craft and the other farm yard animals into our sessions. Cass has worked in education for over 10 years in a range of roles including: school camps, interschool sports, student leadership and most recently in Wellbeing. Cass has experience working with children of all ages and at any stage including complex trauma, anxiety, depression, self harming, suicidal ideation, youth at risk, developmental disabilities and intellectual disabilities.

‘During any season, for any reason BVEAL is here for you’.

Specialities- Children, Adolescents and Adults, one on one Equine Assisted Learning. Families, groups, classes and teams are welcome for full day or half day workshops. Contact Cass to book your unique experience today.

Bona Vista
0419 487 887
bonavistaeal@gmail.com
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Debra Heyes
Nature Nurture Therapy
EPI Certified EAL

Deb offers nature-based sessions to children and adolescents that are fun, engaging and tailored to suit each client’s interests and strengths. Deb aims to provide a space that her clients not just want to attend but are excited to attend! Deb offers a non-judgmental, friendly, safe and accepting environment where clients are invited to be their authentic selves. Deb, along with her animal team can assist with developing self and other awareness, confidence building, exploring emotions and nervous system regulation through the mind/body connection, developing healthy social and communication skills and learning to utilise nature to support mental wellbeing. If requested, Deb’s Irish Wolfhound Olive or goat herd can be invited into sessions.

Dromana
0418 713 423
sophie@naturenurturetherapy.com.au
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Tee O’Neill
Melbourne Equine Therapy & Creativity
EPI Certified EAL

Tee runs Melbourne Equine Therapy & Creativity in the beautiful Yarra Valley with
two other EPI practitioners. For the last five years she has been facilitating EAL
sessions with a variety of clients including adolescents, veterans, NDIS recipients,
asylum seekers and young people in out of home care.

She is also an accomplished playwright with a PhD in creativity. Tee particularly
loves combining her two passions of EAL and creativity by running group retreats.
Popular weekend retreats include Creativity with Horses and Writing with Horses.
In a stunning 70-acre farm with 360 views of mountain ranges and greeted by happy
friendly animals, clients are in a perfect place to explore exciting new possibilities for
themselves.

Seville, Yarra Valley, Victoria
0433553352
tee.oneill@icloud.com
www.melbourneequinetherapy.com

Melinda Pritchard
Applewood Equine Assisted Learning
EPI Certified EAL

Mel has a gentle approach to her sessions and is in tune with her herd of three horses – Meg, Winston and Pocket the Pony.

Applewood Equine supports people of all ages (individuals or small groups) in personal development and healing.

Sessions and workshops can be designed to help in areas such as Mindfulness • Stress and Anxiety Management • Self-esteem • Connection • Communication • Confidence • Peer Relationships • Facing Challenges • Team Building and Leadership and are guided by what you want to achieve.

Mel has practiced yoga, meditation and mindfulness throughout much of her life and was born into a horse loving family of three sisters and a herd of four.

She has spent her life enjoying spending time in nature with animals and knows the healing benefits they can bring.

Applewood Equine Assisted Learning is an approved NDIS provider and works with Self-Managed NDIS clients as well as self-referred individuals.

Applewood Equine is in Tylden, Victoria. A small country town nestled between Hepburn Spa Country and The Macedon Ranges

Tylden
0402 842 233
mel@applewoodequine.com.au
www.applewoodequine.com.au
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Equine Konnect
EPI Certified EAL

Equine Konnect is an EAL facility offering sessions for all ages and groups. Located in the foothills of the Macedon Ranges, we offer a natural environment that promotes natures’ own beauty with awareness, regulation and equine experiences.

Riddells Creek
0416 210 717
equinekonnect@outlook.com
www.equinekonnect.com.au
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The Paddock Practitioner
EPI Certified EAL

The Paddock Practitioner creates a nurturing environment by combining traditional Western
perspectives with holistic mind and body wellbeing practices.

With over 100 acres of rolling hills, forests, creeks, and open plains to immerse yourself in, Mel and
her herd offers sessions to children, adolescents, adults, groups, and businesses.

Mel recognises the healing benefits of being out in nature and among animals, owning and
connecting with horses for over 28 years.

Mel has extensive experience in wellbeing as a Paediatric Nurse Specialist and has worked in a
variety of settings, including acute healthcare, community healthcare, as well as both primary and
secondary schools within the wellbeing sector.

Mel is committed to creatively designing sessions to cater to individual and group needs, offering
strategies and outcomes for personal development, awareness, support, growth and empowerment.

Specialities: Children, adolescent, relationship, women.

Yea, Highlands
0498 643 608
mel@thepaddockpractitioner.com
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Effie Gray
ME Animal Assisted Wellness
EPI Certified EAL

Equine Assisted Learning. Providing our community with a safe space to experience and learn animal wisdom in a therapeutic and nourishing way.

Specialities – ASD, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, age 8 +, Personal and Professional Development Group sessions.

Moorooduc
0422 144 003
info@meaaw.com.au
www.meaaw.com.au
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Rachael Muckleston
Bellview Connection
EPI Certified EAL
Registered Nurse

Bellview Connection is located in the beautiful Grampians Region, Victoria With my herd of three horses, take time out to reconnect with yourself, nature and the present.

Sessions can be tailored for individuals, families, small groups or couples and all ages. Personal growth, professional development or learning goals can be explored.

Exploring our seasonal creek and picturesque farm with your family while spending time with the herd makes for a unique holiday. Plan and self managed, self referred NDIS participant’s welcome. A covered arena makes most weather tolerable. Bookings taken via the website.

No horse experience required, no horse riding involved.

Grampians
0429 353 680
rach0501@live.com.au
bellviewconnection.com.au
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Kelly Blake
EPI Certified EAL

One on one hour sessions
Horse wisdom program
EAL
Mobile equine outreach program

Lara Victoria
0423612280
neighworries@gmail.com
neighworries.com.au
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Sarah Stares

Equi-Tribe

EPI Model EAL Practitioner

BA (hons) Arts Anthropology, Cert IV Animal Technology, Grad Cert Applied Learning, Grad Cert Mental Health, Dip Holistic Counselling

I am an anthropologist specialising in Human-Animal Relationships, a secondary teacher and certified Equine Assisted Learning Practitioner. I have tertiary qualifications in Mental Health and am currently completing qualifications in Holistic Counselling.

I specialise in working in areas of mental health and mood disorders including anxiety and depression; trauma including family violence and sexual assault; supporting neurodivergence including autism and ADHD in adults and young people; and offering grief support. I offer a highly trauma-informed safe space to engage with my herd of horses and ponies.

I offer individual sessions, sibling/family groups, team bonding & growth, Professional Development for those working in mental health and education sectors, Women’s circles, and mindfulness meditation with horses. I also host clinics with client’s own horses to build mutually kind and respectful horse-human relationships.

Meredith
0415 226 723
equitribe.eal@gmail.com
www.equitribe.com.au

 

Sarah Coates
EPI Model EAL Practitioner
Sea Horse Consulting and Learning
Sea Horse Consulting and Learning is a facility located on a 250-acre working farm in Timboon.  They offer Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) sessions for individuals and small groups. ​ The sessions take place on land traditionally owned by the Eastern Maar Peoples and provide a unique experience for participants. ​ The facility also offers Immersive Self Care Weekends, which include Equine Experiences, Nature Walks, and Creative Activities. ​ These weekends are limited to only 4 guests. ​ Sea Horse Consulting and Learning is influenced by EAL Peer Practitioners, the ethos of Waldorf Education, and the natural environment. ​ They also offer the option to create a photographic memoir of the experience. ​
Timboon,  Victoria
0422 867725
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New South Wales - Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) Practitioners

Sue Lamond
EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Northern Rivers Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
Masters in Gestalt Psychotherapy
Counsellor, Life Coach, Adult Educator / Trainer

Northern Rivers Equine Assisted Psychotherapy working with individuals, couples, families and groups offering counselling and psychotherapy as well as leadership development.

Northern Rivers Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (NREAP) has been established now for 10 years. It is situated in the beautiful Northern Rivers Border Ranges of Far North NSW. We work with individuals, couples, families and groups offering experiential learning with our horse herd. This allows us the opportunity to explore new ways of being without judgment, to support personal growth, change and development. We are passionate about this work and its effectiveness, so we have evolved and created an environment that provides a sense of awareness, connection and serenity with both the natural stunning surroundings and Our Herd of 9 horses – whose role it is to reflect and teach through ‘the way of the horse’ The equine assisted therapeutic industry is a growing and fulfilling way of coming back home to ourselves, learning to accept and value our uniqueness and embrace the power of awareness and self-expression that resides within each of us.

Northern Rivers Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Loadstone, NSW
0406 545 652
sue@nreap.com.au

Lisa Toman
EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Gestalt Psychotherapist (MA)
Initiatic Art Therapist (Cert); Outdoor Leadership (Cert); group facilitator.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Facilitated Learning Experiences for Individuals, Adults, Youth and Groups. I work with Mental health, Substance Abuse, and Trauma. I also facilitate Empowerment, Leadership, and Life skills programs for Youth and Adults.

My approach incorporates the therapeutic and healing benefits of Nature, Art and Horses offering a rich and creative therapeutic experience. My background in Outdoor Leadership, connection to the natural world and lifelong love of art all inform my work.

Equine therapy can support experiences of self-awareness where clients begin to feel safer, more enlivened and at home in both themselves and life. From this place choice, change and growth are possible.

Byron Bay, NSW
0403 192 060
lisa@wildbynaturetherapies.com
http://www.wildbynaturetherapies.com/

Sian Wood
EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Gestalt Psychotherapist
Clinical Member of PACFA and GANZ
(Certified Equine Assisted Psychotherapist)

Offering psychotherapy, personal development and team building

South Coast Equine Psychotherapy, NSW
0413 322 703
Sianwood66@gmail.com

Sarah E. Ferguson
EPI Model, EAP Practitioner

Therapist and Community Worker, Master of Narrative Therapy and Community Work (University of Melbourne), Bachelor of Counselling, Practitioner Certification in Hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Member of Australian Counselling Association, Founder of The Gatepost Support Services Inc.

We can help you.

Located in Gunnedah, North West NSW
0439 467 646
sarah@thegatepost.net.au
www.thegatepost.org.au

 

Nadine Delaney
EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Mental Health Social Worker
Registered Provider with NDIS and Medicare

Hunter Valley Children’s Therapies
Working children, young people and women.

Particular experience in working with children and young people with special needs, Mental Health challenges, trauma and those living in Out of Home Care.
Providing individualised psychotherapy and EAL sessions.

Small group programs during the school holidays for children and adolescents.
Professional Supervision for Social Workers and EAP/EAL Practitioners.
Located at Lovedale, Hunter Valley, NSW.

Hunter Valley
0421 439 113
www.huntervalleychildrenstherapies.com
nadine@hvct.com.au
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Michelle Wass
EPI Model, EAP / EAL Practitioner
Dip. Counselling CTA, Member ACA, IICT, Youth Outreach Officer, Resilience Coach, Seasons for Growth Grief Companion, Riding Instructor BCAE, 45YRS Equine Experience

I am passionate about horses and Equine Assisted Practice because having worked with and been in relationship with horses all my life, I knew there was something more….. Discovering the EPI Model has most certainly opened the door for me to embrace “I Thou” and give this wonderful work to those who need it.

Collombatti, NSW, Australia
0418 215 160
xtrailshell@hotmail.com
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Samantha Harris
EPI Model, EAP Practitioner
Counsellor/Grief and Loss Counselling

Bellingen Equine Assisted Counselling
Moving Out of the Therapy room into nature, using the healing power of horses.

On our beautiful farm located on the Mid North Coast of NSW we have created a special space for therapy. Clients are supported by all our farm animals and wildlife. My herd of 5 horses and I offer:

Equine Assisted Counselling
Horse Wisdom Program
Social and Emotional Skills Building
Grief and Loss Counselling
Group Work

Bellingen, NSW
0438 287 114
samcounselling@bigpond.com
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Elizabeth Rheinberger
EPI Model EAP Practitioner

Clarence Valley Equine Assisted Learning Centre
Offering Equine Assisted Learning programs tailored for a client or organisation’s specific needs.

Team building and leadership courses.
Personal support and development.
Creative interventions for children and families relating to assessment, attachment, case management and support.

PO Box 1002, Grafton, NSW, 2460
0427 042 849
elr@nsw.chariot.net.au

 

Ann Poulsen
EPI Model EAL/EAP Practitioner
Equine Assisted Learning, Personal Development and Counselling.
Dip Holistic Counselling, Grad Dip Ed (Primary) Assoc. Dip. Steiner Ed., BSc.

Providing EAL/PD/counselling for children/adolescents, individuals and teams.
The focus of this work is to build awareness of self and other through connection with the natural world of the horse.

Sessions may include developing social and emotional skills, team-building, building awareness of boundaries, increased awareness of patterns that no longer serve us and the opportunity to experiment with alternate ways of being in the world.

Sessions are co-facilitated by a herd of 5 horses in Burringbar, on the far coast of NSW. 15 minute drive South of Murwillumbah and 25 mins north of Byron Bay.

79 Burringbar Rd, Burringbar, NSW, 2483
0421 952 035
www.equinesupportedlearning.com
equineherd@gmail.com

 

Anna Rémond
EPI Model, EAP Practitioner
Clinical Psychologist, AHPRA Board-approved Supervisor
M.B.A (current), M.Clin Psych (2013), PgD (Psychology), BA

Anna is the director of Outlook Ecotherapy, which offers equine and nature-based clinical psychology, supervision, and research on the NSW Central Coast. The integrative and innovative therapies at Outlook Ecotherapy incorporate EAP with new-age and traditional models to support children, adolescents and their families wishing to shift or strengthen emotional, behavioural, and interpersonal abilities. Anna’s team includes a herd of five horses, and various animals, plants and elements from the ever-changing natural world.

Supervision is available F2F or over Skype to support provisionally registered psychologists with clinical placement, and/or external primary or secondary supervision. Anna is committed to supporting clients and clinicians to create meaningful and sustainable change, and to advancing the research of Ecotherapy and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.

Prior to establishing Outlook Ecotherapy, Anna worked in public mental health (CAMHS), private practice, foreign aid, in the not-for-profit sector, and in research.

Gate 2, 256 Scenic Highway, Terrigal, NSW 2260
www.outlookecotherapy.com
anna@outlookecotherapy.com

 

Sarah Green
EPI Model, EAP Practitioner
Accredited Social Worker
Diploma Art Therapy
Diploma Training and Assessment
Advanced Training Trauma–Informed Practice
Registered Provider with NDIS

True Colours Animal Assisted Therapy

I am an Accredited Social Worker, Art Therapist and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Practitioner, with more than 20 years’ experience working with children, young people and adults. True Colours Animal Assisted Therapy is a trauma informed, innovative and experiential approach to counselling, psychotherapy, and mental health that supports clients of all ages in addressing therapeutic goals (emotional, cognitive, behavioural, relational and spiritual issues, and mental health conditions), with animals as assistants, co-facilitators and teachers in this process.

Berry, NSW
0407 769 937
www.truecoloursaat.weebly.com
true.colours.aat@gmail.com

 

Sara Beresford Terry
EPI Model, EAP Practitioner
BA Appl Social Studies & Cert. Qualifications in Social Work (UK1982)
Master Counselling (USW 2001)
Cert IV Assessment & Training
PACFA Registered Clinical Supervisor & Mental Health Practitioner
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AASW)
Mima Counselling

I have had the privilege to work therapeutically with children, young people, families and adults for over 30 yrs. I can offer my broad counselling and psychotherapy experience, including my special interest in working with:
ASD
Developmental trauma
Anxiety
Life transitions

I also offer:
Personal Development
Social, Emotional and Healthy relational skill building
Horse Wisdom group program

I love supporting individuals and groups to grow awareness and move towards positive change, through connection with horses, with nature, and by discovering their own ‘rhythm & flow’. I can include creative expressive opportunities, including art and therapeutic drumming.

Medicare and NDIS provider (self & plan managed)

Darkes Forest, NSW
0481 088 537
www.mimacounselling.com.au
sara@mimacounselling.com.au

 

Amanda Coslett
EQ Haven
EPI Model EAP-EAL Practitioner
Horse Wisdom Program

Children and adults., anxiety, personal development.

Bellmount Forest, NSW
0412 284 320
www.eqhaven.com.au
eqhaven@protonmail.com
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Emma Caldwell
EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Registered Counsellor (ACA)
Special interest in working with children & adolescents.

Emma has been working with people and horses for over 20 years, facilitating strong connections and supporting people of all ages to develop awareness of themselves, improve their self-confidence and explore new ways to navigate life’s challenges through safe and positive experiences.

The unique characteristics of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy allows Emma to combine her extensive experience in horse behaviour and communication with a passion for providing a client centred approach to support improved mental & emotional wellbeing.

Oberon, NSW
headsandtailsemma@gmail.com
www.htcp.com.au

 

Tig Lungershausen
Stable Change Pty Ltd
EPI Model EAP Practitioner

We offer a beautiful, natural, safe and non-judgmental space to explore new ways to navigate life’s challenges. Together with our gorgeous horses we provide the environment to talk through challenges and to get professional help to achieve your goals and move towards living your best life. We don’t just talk. With our equine friends you can also directly explore and experience now approaches to living your best life. The horses add their unique personalities and authentic contact to create a safe emotional space where healing can occur.

Specialities: We offer both equine assisted therapy and equine assisted learning.

Exeter, Southern Highlands NSW (1 1/2 hours from Sydney, 1 1/2 hours from Canberra)
0411 332 283
info@stablechange.com.au
www.stablechange.com.au
facebook.com/stablechangeequinetherapy

 

Maria Turner
EPI Model EAP Practitioner

I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with over 15 years experience, and a Certified Equine Assisted Therapy Practitioner.

I specialise in helping people with anxiety and trauma to learn how to calm their nervous system, process and heal from traumatic events and feel connected with themselves and others in a healthy and safe way. I offer both Equine Assisted Therapy and EMDR (Medicare Rebates available).

Specialities: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma

Hunter Valley NSW (30 mins from Newcastle CBD)
0414 494 116
maria@mariaturner.com.au
equineassistedtherapynewcastle.com.au
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Dr Nicole Clement
Scene and Herd
EPI Model EAP Practitioner

Description of Services Offered: Clinical Psychology, EAP, EAL

At Scene and Herd we believe that lasting change and growth develops through a combination of feeling, thinking and doing in the context of safe and trusting connections to others. Together with our equine friends we invite you to join us on a journey of discovery, growth and expansion.

Set in beautiful Duffy’s Forrest a short drive (40 minutes) from Sydney’s CBD, you can experience the power and beauty of nature, get up close with our amazing horses and animals and really be ‘seen and heard.’

Here at Scene and Herd we provide a professional, safe and non judgemental space where you can explore the challenges you are currently facing and receive the support you need to achieve your goals and move into authentic relationship with yourself, your unique needs and the world.

Specialities: Women, Grief, Transitions

Ilford, NSW
0417 651 223
nicole@sceneandherd.com.au
https://www.sceneandherd.com.au/

 

Alison Tucker
Malabar Equine Therapy
EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Mental Health Occupational Therapist

Works with individuals, children, young people and adults. Offering a safe and supportive space for people to grow and heal.

Private clients, Medicare and self or plan managed NDIS participants are welcome.

Malabar, Sydney
0420 757 420
MalabarEAP@gmail.com

 

Diana Waters
Central Coast Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
EPI Model Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Practitioner
Diploma of Counselling (ACA Registered)

Offering private and group sessions at a beautiful location with a
small herd of horses on the Central Coast, or will travel to work with you alongside your horses at your home. Also an experienced, fully accredited and insured riding coach, offering combined sessions of psychotherapy and coaching to build confidence, improve connection and overcome obstacles to achieving your goals. Neurodiversity affirming.

Specialities: Women and adolescents, women who have experienced or are currently experiencing domestic abuse, autistic clients.

Wyong Creek, Central Coast NSW
0497 063 788 (text or voicemail)
responsiveequine@gmail.com
www.cceap.com.au

 

Mette Southwick
EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Masters of Mental Health Nursing
Credentialled with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses.
20 years’ experience in individual and couple therapy working in private practice.

My horses and I work together at our beautiful farm in the Central Coast Hinterland, only 30
minutes’ drive from Sydney.

We offer Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and opportunities to work with self with a focus on
awareness, regulating and self-development and discovery.

Specialities: Neurodiversity, Adolescence, grief and loss, Life Transitions, Trauma,Parenting,
Depression, Anxiety.

EPI model EAP at 1882 Peats Ridge Road, Calga NSW or “in room’ at 20 Langford Drive, Kariong
0473 527 914

www.kariongcounselling.com.au
Mette@southwickcounselling.com.au

Steph Murphy
EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Wild Hooves Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
Certificate 3 Outdoor Leadership
BA Psychology, M Social Work

Wild Hooves is located in the Kanimbla Valley, offering Equine Assisted Therapy and EMDR sessions to young people up to the age of 25. Steph specialises in working with young people who have experienced trauma, abuse, neglect & mental health challenges.  Offering individual sessions, Steph works from a multi-modal lens utilising nature based, experiential and trauma informed approaches from a relational perspective to support young people in addressing therapeutic goals. Steph’s vision at Wild Hooves is to offer young people a safe space and relationship where they can be their complete, authentic selves and they feel seen, heard, and accepted without judgment. A space they can feel held and supported as they explore who they are and who they want to be to reach their full potential. We walk together. 

Kanimbla, NSW
0493 874 360

www..wildhooves.com.au
steph@wildhooves.com.au

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New South Wales - Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Practitioners

Jackie Smith
EPI Model, EAL Practitioner
Masters of Applied Science (Organisation Dynamics), Bachelor of Economics and Certificate IV Training and Assessment.

Combining 25 years of organisational change experience with a decade of coaching and consulting in leadership, my specialty is facilitating change at the individual, team and organisation level and developing experiential programs to meet the learning goals of organisations.

I incorporate psychodynamic and systems theory, mindfulness, gestalt, neuroscience research in the design of the equine experiential learning programs to facilitate self awareness, resilience, relationship and communication skills for leaders and teams.

I partner with equine specialists/venues across Australia and create custom designed organisational equine experiential processes to support an embodied learning approach to your leadership programs or team development objectives.

NSW, Victoria, Queensland
0424 282 943
jackie@jackiesmith.com.au
www.jackiesmith.com.au
www.thewisdomofthehorse.com.au
www.linkedin.com/in/jackie-f-smith

Anne Simpson
EPI Model EAL Practitioner
Diploma of Counselling
Diploma Training and Assessment Systems

At HEAL our primary purpose is supporting others to feel safe, seen, and heard.
Holistic Equine Assisted Learning (HEAL)

Anne is an experienced fully accredited trauma informed, Equine Assisted Learning Practitioner who recently added a counselling approach to her HEAL work.
With over 30 years of teaching experience in tertiary education sectors in Australia and Canada, Anne is a highly skilled educator and passionate mentor.
Anne also volunteers as a Peer Support Officer with the NSW Rural Fire Service to support our First Responders.

HEAL experiences offer real-life opportunities to practice a variety of personal development skills such as:
• Regulating our own emotions,
• Connect with our senses,
• Establishing clear boundaries,
• Awareness of self and others,
• Recognise and trust our own strengths,
• Discover or re-discover connection in our lives,
• Exploring self-limiting beliefs and behaviours,
• Foster and nurture our empathy for others,
• Resilience during stress, illness, change, or loss,
• Building confidence to manage life’s challenges.

Anne’s listening skills, empathy, and compassion are her most valuable assets as she supports others to heal from life’s challenges, notice their own strengths, discover genuine connection with self and others, and live their best life.

HEAL motto: Horses are the ultimate awareness app.

Shoalhaven, (North Nowra) NSW
0421 977 129
info@healherd.com.au
www.healholisticequineassistedlearning.com.au
www.linkedin.com/in/anne-simpson-04622a55/
facebook.com/HolisticEquineAssistedLearning/
instagram.com/healherd

 

Brenda Tanner
EPI Model EAL Practitioner
Graduate Certificate Gestalt Therapy
Equine Encounters Australia – Part of The Growth Edge Group
Specialising in PTSD Recovery, EQ Leadership Development and Personal Growth by providing unique and innovative programs that allow authentic insight, create awareness and support change.

Based out of the Hunter Valley, NSW.
0422 058 365
info@encountersaustralia.com
www.equine-encounters-au.com
au.linkedin.com/in/brendatanner/

Donna Broadbent
EPI Model EAL (EAPD) Practitioner

Equipped Life
Supporting individuals, women, children, adolescents, couples, groups, corporate/teams
Team building and leadership
Personal Development

Central Coast, NSW
0488 343 248 | 0406 545 652
donna.broadbent@live.com.au
facebook.com/daretodreampsych

Michelle Wass
EPI Model, EAP / EAL Practitioner, Advanced Training Child and Adolescent
Dip. Counselling CTA, Member IICT, Resilience Coach, Seasons for Growth Grief Companion, Riding Instructor BCAE,
50 Years Equine Experience

Hoofbeat Farm offers:

Relational work for all ages (5years+) – emotional regulation, awareness, self-development
Horse Wisdom Program – 8 week course
Team building and connection
Equine Education (I thou)
Connection to Memory Program – nursing homes and aged care facilities

Hoofbeat Farm, Collombatti, Mid-north Coast, NSW
02 65668590
0408 459 647
xtrailshell@hotmail.com

Fifi Munro
EPI Model EAL Practitioner
Infinite Potential Equine Assisted Learning

I have a deep love and connection with all animals and nature and bring this to my practice.My training brings a gestalt methodology approach of present moment mindfulness and an experience of the here and nowness for clients with horses. It is therapeutic in nature and helps clients discover a deeper sense of what they maybe feeling emotionally and somatically through their body while being in contact with the horses. Working in this way is especially helpful when working with any anxiety, trauma or other issues.

I have a small herd of miniature horses I therapeutically work with in paddocks. Clients love being around the miniature horses as they tend to be less intimidating than normal size horses, they all have their own individual qualities that evoke, safety, respect, support, grounding, regulation and holding for clients.

I love facilitating this work because of the richness and therapeutic value clients experience. Children particularly find the work very engaging. Working with supporting adults and children (under12) and Workshops for adults.

Kenthurst, Sydney.
0433 527 579
infinitepotentialeal@gmail.com
www.serenitylodge.com.au

Stephanie Rouillon
EPI Model EAL Practitioner

Works with individuals and groups and has a special interest in working with young adults ‘at risk’ of academic, social, emotional, and behavioural problems.

Practicing in Mullumbimby, NSW
0411 368 843
s.rouillon86@gmail.com

Renee O’Connor
EPI Model EAL Practitioner

Shoalhaven Equine Assisted Learning
Working with my herd of three horses I support young people and adults in social and emotional skills and personal development through awareness and the Horsewisdom program. I offer individual sessions and group programs tailored to suit different needs.

Tomerong, NSW
0435 928 891
renoc@hotmail.com.au

Belinda Muiser
EPI Equine Assisted Learning Practitioner

Equine Assisted Learning and Horse Wisdom Programs designed to suit the needs of the individual or small group. Specialising in social and emotional skill development for NDIS participants, At-Risk youth and personal development for adolescents & adults. Amaroo Equine is situated on 105 acres in the Megalong Valley, Blue Mountains NSW – a 20 minute drive from Blackheath through spectacular rainforest and country roads. Our property is surrounded by extraordinary Australian bushland, majestic sandstone escarpments & mountain plateaus. Amaroo boasts a large sand arena, round yard, barn with workshop area & kitchen facilities, bush tracks, natural springs & large dam to explore & experience – rich with native wildlife.As part of the Gundungurra First Nation territory, the Megalong Valley is profoundly important to Aboriginal people and rich in heritage. Megalong is thought to have meant ‘Valley Under the Rock’ and Amaroo meaning ‘a beautiful place’.

Megalong Valley (Blue Mountains) NSW
0407 063 915
belinda@amarooequine.com.au
www.amarooequine.com.au
www.facebook.com/amarooequine.megalongvalley
instagram.com/amaroo_equine

Sat Shea
EPI Equine Assisted Learning Practitioner
Horses in Partnership (Shoalhaven)

“For all beings great and small to reconnect, heal and move forward in life with a smile and happy heart”

Horses In Partnership provides horse assisted experiential learning where it all happens and unfolds in each moment. Every experience is unique and through the wisdom of the horse we will support you to discover, develop and grow in awareness and access inner resources to support you in life.

Programs offered:

Kids and ponies
Youth Skills Development
Horse Wisdom Program
Personal Development

Worrigee, NSW
0492 957 673
horsesinpartnership@gmail.com
horsesinpartnership.com.au

Tarnya Turner
EPI Model EAL Practitioner
Connections – With Equine Assisted Learning

Hi, my name is Tarnya, and I live and work in the beautiful Gloucester valley in NSW. I have loved, cherished and been grateful to have had horses in my life from a very early age. They were my saving grace throughout my life!

In my Equine Assisted Learning practice I work mainly with women and children, to bring out the beauty and uniqueness that is within.

Horses play a very important role in my work, as they support unconditionally and without judgement. I have found people can quickly become at ease and work through limiting beliefs, emotions and situations in the natural farm environment, in a relaxed, safe, and effective manner.

The horses and I work with individuals, families, and groups offering private sessions, groups and workshops/retreats. We can tailor specialised programs to suit your needs, or you can follow our unique and effective targeted programs.

I am a very passionate supporter of remote and regional women, and therefore also offer sessions via an online format.

So Morph into your true beauty and fly butterfly fly!

Gloucester, NSW
0455 559 147
connectionsequine@yahoo.com

Sebastiaan Scholtens
EPI Model EAL Practitioner

Horses Who Heal
Through the EPI model, we will work with specific goals in your experiential learning. While my focus is on individual sessions, building social-emotional skills and personal development, professional development skills sessions can also be catered for.

Providing a calm and welcoming environment for us work together; you, the horses, the environment and me, the benefits of EAL as a modality works extremely well as complementary component in your journey to mental health and wellbeing.

Building strategies and resources in your personal development can assist you to support yourself when things get overwhelming, or you find yourself emotionally stuck.

I partner with local psychologists and mental health professionals to form a part of a holistic physical and mental health approach.

Specialising in working individually with youths and adults, this field-based approach is extremely beneficial especially for those who struggle with room-based sessions.

Leppington, NSW 2179
0492 922 842
contact@horseswhoheal.com
www.horseswhoheal.com
www.facebook.com/horseswhoheal
Instagram @horseswhoheal

Maxime Willems
EquiYoga Byron Bay: Equine & Yoga Assisted Learning
EPI Model EAL Practitioner
Master of Sociology
Master of Education
Advanced EPI training: Working With Kids & Adolescents
Cert IV in Yoga Teaching
Specialised in Yoga for Kids & Teens
Yoga for Trauma, Depression, Anxiety & Body Image
Maxime and her herd of 3 horses live in the beautiful Hinterland of Byron Bay, between Ballina and Evans Head NSW.

Prior to starting EquiYoga Byron Bay, Maxime worked as a Behaviour Support Practitioner under the NDIS, where she supported children, adolescents and parents. Within her role Maxime noticed the incredible value of Equine and Yoga related learning sessions for an array of clients and presenting concerns, from Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, to Social, Emotional, Behavioural, Relational and Parenting related concerns.

Maxime is an 800hr Certified Yoga Teacher, specialised in Children’s Yoga, and Trauma and Depression Sensitive Yoga. In addition to Equine Assisted Learning sessions, she teaches specific yoga sessions to kids, teens and adults. These sessions are based on highly specific and targeted movements and focused breathing techniques to give effective support to clients who struggle with high distractibility, low self-esteem, depression, digestive and sleeping difficulties, emotional stress and unhealthy anxiety.

Maxime believes the wonderful benefits of Equine Assisted Learning lie within the experiential and relational approach of the sessions. Through providing clients with a safe and non-judgemental learning environment, her passion is to support clients in achieving their goals, maintaining a balanced lifestyle, increasing self-knowledge, and in practising social-emotional, relational and communication skills. This all with an underlying intention of supporting each individual to live an empowered, joyful and meaningful life.

Meerschaum Vale, NSW
0490 404 490
facebook.com/equiyogabyronbay
instagram.com/equiyogabyronbay/

Ann Poulsen
EPI Model EAL Practitioner
Grad Dip Ed. (Steiner)
Dip. counselling
Reg NDIS Provider
Experienced practitioner working with children, adolescents and young adults. Individual and small group sessions available.

Burringbar, Far North Coast
0421 952 035
equineherd@gmail.com
www.equinesupportedlearning.com
Facebook @equinesupportedlearning

Jenny Somerset
EPI Model EAL Practitioner
Certified Working with Addictions
Art Therapy Diploma (Student)
Equine Assisted Learning and Horse Wisdom programs designed to suit individuals and small groups, incorporated with Art Therapy. NDIS needs covered in skills building, social and emotion skills and personal development. Respite accommodation for short term stay, with a support worker for NDIS clients. Horses to suit all ages from large horses to mini ponies.
EAL Stables is situated close to Orange, NSW

Orange, NSW
0412 086 092
ealstables@gmail.com
www.ealstables.com.au/
Facebook EAL StablesEquine Assisted Learning
Instagram eal_stables

Ali Treanor
EPI Model EAL Practitioner
Walking with Horses Sessions
Ali engages with individuals and groups specializing in working within the EPI Model Theory of Change Matrix which is a creative, dynamic, relational, often fun and natural way to help people towards thriving. Weaving in elements of The Horse Wisdom Program and The Way of The Horse to help develop embodied awareness, emotional regulation, communication skills, nervous system education and repair tools to take away and integrate into their daily lives.

Relational Horsemanship Somatic Awareness Training and Coaching
Counselling
Embodied Social Justice
LGBTIQ Peer support

Kyogle, Northern Rivers, NSW
0429 364 251
ali.roseberry@gmail.com

Rosanne Milne
EPI Model EAL Practitioner
Set in the beautiful Hawkesbury on the outskirts of Sydney, Adonai Equine Services is a horse haven of seven or more horses each with their unique and charming personalities. Specialising in Adolescents and Adults with physical, intellectual and complex disabilities such as ASD, ADHD, FASD and GAD. As a parent of children with disabilities I understand the challenges. Focus on Life skills, social and emotional skill-building, awareness, personal development and Horse Wisdom Program. Sessions tailored to individual and/or group needs.

Hawkesbury, Sydney
0437 321 321
admin@adonaiequine.com.au
www.adonaiequine.com.au
facebook.com/profile.php?id=100089357731289

Melita Gapes
Horses, Hands and Hearts
EPI Model EAL Practitioner
Bachelor of Teaching/ Education – Early Childhood 27 years
Melita lives on a farm with her family just outside Lismore, in the beautiful Northern Rivers. She has been a primary school teacher for over 27 years and has been involved with horses most of her life. Melita made the decision to combine helping children with horses in 2020 after her own life changing experience at a healing clinic with horses.
Melita trained with the EPI in 2022 and is committed to furthering her advanced training with the EPI: The Inner Critic, Working with Children; Trauma and Anxiety workshops.
Melita has extensive experience with children but also has a passion for teenage and adult clients as she believes in the benefits that anyone can explore through the experiential style of learning that horses help empower the human to experience and come to know about themselves. She enjoys working with NDIS participants specialising in social and emotional skill development, working with individuals, and completing the Horse Wisdom program with school age small groups. Melita also combines with other local therapists offering camps in nature reserves and local beaches with her horses.
Melita’s herd consists of domesticated horses and rescued brumbies from the 2019 drought. Together and individually, they offer clients support and experiences that allow them to be themselves. Melita is qualified to offer both on-the-ground and mounted sessions.

Wyrallah, via Lismore
0417 453 365
horseshandshearts@gmail.com
horseshandsandhearts.com.au
facebook.com/profile.php?id=100066923658672

Lisa Jackson
EPI Model EAL Practitioner
Specialities: Lisa has a background of 20 years in Child & Family Health, Child Protection and Family Support work. Lisa offers her trauma informed EAL program to a diverse range of client’s on 16 acres with a herd of 4 horses, miniature goats, Alpacas, dogs & poultry.
Lisa is a Qualified Mothercraft Nurse and has a special interest in women who have experienced PND. Lisa is also trained in facilitating Healthy Relationship Groups and will be offering group EAL to women who have experienced DFV.
Lisa is passionate about helping humans connect with horses & nature to support wellbeing, emotional regulation and personal development.
Sessions are one on one, tailored towards individual’s goals. Parent-Child sessions available and Group programs also available.

Sussex Inlet, Shoalhaven
0408 209 628
lisakarenjackson@hotmail.com
www.horsesforhealingnsw.com.au
facebook.com/HorsesforHealingnsw

Richmond Valley Equine Assisted Learning
EPI Model EAL Practitioner
We offer individual Equine Assisted Learning and short term accommodation and respite packages at our property near Casino. In addition, our mobile service delivers school holiday programs to socially disadvantaged towns within the Northern Rivers.

Specialties: Young people, Youth At Risk, NDIS clients

Casino NSW 2470
0407 842 338
rveal2470@gmail.com
www.rveal.com
Facebook.com/people/RVEAL-Richmond-Valley-Equine-Assisted-Learning/100094201291937/

Queensland - Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) Practitioners

Natalie Menyweather

EPI Model EAP Practitioner

Provides a calm, safe and supportive approach. Passionate about the benefits of Equine Assisted Practice for Children. Works at the University of the Sunshine Coast as a Field Education Officer and social work supervisor. Natalie also specializes in supervision for EAP/EAL practitioners, as well as EAL as a form of supervision and support for burn out and stress. Natalie has studied a Bachelor of Social Work and a postgraduate certificate from the University of Denver on the Human Animal Bond. Natalie is currently completing her Masters of Social Work by research in the field of Equine Assisted Practice.

0401 188 456
nataliemenyweather@gmail.com
sunshinecoastanimalassistedtherapy.com

Linda Sawrey
EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Rein Changer Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
Registered Nurse
Trainer/ Advisor Specializing in Client/ Patient Safety/ Emergency/ Trauma
Grad Cert in Gestalt Therapy

Linda has been a clinician for over 30 years within the Healthcare sector as an emergency nurse, patient safety advisor and safety and quality specialist as well as growing up on a farm. For the past 10 years she has combined her passion for animals with her love of helping people which has lead her down the path of Equine Assisted Learning/ Psychotherapy.

Through her own struggles of living life on the land, relationships affected by domestic violence and raising children on her own, being able to support people to heal though some of their most difficult times is deeply embed in Linda’s heart. Linda’s main focus is supporting client’s to discover their true self by exploring within a safe and nurturing environment areas of social-emotional development, relationships, self-awareness, healing, growth and change. Linda also runs social-emotional programs for children called ‘Essence of Life’ as well as support groups for Domestic Violence survivors.

Linda is a Director for the charity Broken 2 Brilliant which focuses helping survivors with the long-term impact of domestic violence by increasing financial independence, decreasing distress, increasing opportunities through education, life-skills training, and social support networks and supporting the rebuilding efforts of those who have experienced domestic violence. Linda is also co-author of the book ‘Terror to Triumph- Rebuilding Life After Domestic Violence Stories of Strength and Success’ and is a key speaker on Domestic Violence and the impact on families.

Linda has completed her Master in Gestalt Therapy, Master in Business Administration, Bachelor of Applied Science (Nursing) and is passionate about safety, trauma, domestic violence and working with women/ adolescents and also working within the HealthCare sector providing support for patients, family and staff.

Linda’s practice is based in the Gold Coast Hinterland which is run as part of the Ricinda Ranch Quarter horse stud and includes a unique experience of EAP within the herd of mares & foals. Linda is a strong believer that through our biggest struggles in life comes our greatest gifts.

Flying Fox valley 30 mins from the Gold Coast QLD
0400 739 330
ricindaranch@hotmail.com
www.ricindaranch.com.au

Jess Siles
EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Bachelor of Social Work

Located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast Jess is passionate about the horse human connection and achieving wellbeing via horse-human experiences and experiments. Jess is a practicing social worker who specialises in the area of trauma with children and young people. Jess works with individuals, children/adolescents, couples, groups and organisations. Programs can be tailored to meet specific individual requirements.

0405 812 940
jess@sunshinecoastequineassistedtherapy.com.au

Debora Lewis
EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Level 2 counsellor, Member ACA
Diploma in community services and Counselling
Cert IV Peer Support Mental Health

Rivendells Equine Assisted Therapy is taking referrals and expressions of interest, new clients and groups are welcome. Rivendells equine assisted therapy is EAP/EAL accredited EPI Practitioner, Registered counsellor, NDIS approved service provider and member of the ACA.

Rivendells Equine Assisted Therapy offer Gypsy’s Certified Therapy Dog Services. Gypsy is the first Certified Therapy Dog who walked his huge paws through QLD Health Wide Bay Mental Health Hospital service QLD and still supports Clients who would like to engage with him.

Debora invites you to meet the herd of 14 beautiful horses and connect with nature under ancient fig trees. Working with all ages from Children to Adults, Debora believes in inclusion working from the Disability sector to Clients who are Mental Health consumers.

0499 409 693
07 4157 2018
Rivendellsholdings@iinet.net.au
www.rivendellsequineassistedtherapy.com

Suzanne Underwood
EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Psychologist (BPsych. Hons) (APHRA 2005); MAPS, DBT Informed, Cert. CCTP, CCTP-II in training – complex trauma certification)
Advanced EAP Training: Working with Trauma and Attachment

Suzanne is the founder and primary equine assisted practitioner at Nature’s Therapy Room®.

Nature’s Therapy Room® is located in Advancetown in the beautiful Gold Coast hinterland, not far
from the Hinze Dam and just 10 minutes from Nerang. Our private and peaceful setting is bustling
with birdlife, mature eucalypt bushland, and wildlife.

We are passionate about listening to your needs and offering supportive, attuned, empathic services
for both mental health conditions as well as personal growth and wellbeing. We cater across a range
of services including equine assisted therapy (EAP & EAL), nature-based therapy, and outdoor room-
based psychology.

Suzanne is driven to work with you in a supportive, non-judgemental, confidential and collaborative
way. Sessions will be at a pace that works best for you and ties in with your personal and
therapeutic goals.

Gold Coast, Queensland
0450 305 499
naturestherapyroom@gmail.com
www.naturestherapyroom.com.au

Sally Morley
EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Graduate Certificate Gestalt Therapy
Registered Counsellor ACA number 8085 Level 2
Diploma Mental Health & AOD
Cert IV TAE

Since gaining her Diploma of Counselling 14 years ago’ Sally has worked in various roles on the Sunshine Coast. The majority of these roles have been supporting children and families with a history of trauma, drug and alcohol misuse, domestic violence, mental health and those experiencing homelessness.

Sally had her first pony when she was 8 years of age and her relationship with her pony helped Sally through her adolescent years. This, Sally believes, helped her to become resilient and confident , so Sally wanted to be able to provide this service to those in her community. In 2019 Sally Trained and certified with the EPI and now is able to assist others.

Sally works from her picturesque 38-acre property in The Mary Valley (just 30 minutes from Gympie and 18 minutes from Pomona in the Sunshine Coast)

Sally works with children from 6 years of age with her herd of mini ponies & with teenagers and adults of any age with Beau and Bella and sometimes Diva the dog.

Sally is grounded, optimistic, creative, mischievous and has a wealth of life experience.

Sally specialises in anxiety, confidence, depression, personal growth and connecting to one’s own spirituality. All sessions are Equine Assisted, and nature based and may include working in the sand tray.

Sally works with those who are NDIS funded on self-managed and plan managed and is currently going through AUDIT to become a registered NDIS Provider.

Sunshine Coast, Queensland
0418 644 039
www.blackbeautyequineassistedlearningandtherapy.com

Teena Woodall
EPI Model EAP Practitioner
EPI Working with Addictions Advanced Intensive
EPI Trauma Advanced Intensive
Masters of Gestalt Psychotherapy
Graduate Certificate in Gestalt Therapy
Advanced Certificate Horse Riding Instructor & Trail Boss (Horse Safety Australia)

Owner and principal gestalt psychotherapist at Equine Resolutions, located in the Gold Coast hinterland, approximately 25 minutes from the Gold Coast.

Teena holds a Masters in Gestalt Psychotherapy, Diploma in Counselling and is an accredited practitioner with the Equine Psychotherapy Institute (EPI), with specialised training in addictions and trauma, she is also accredited with Horse Safety Australia, and adheres to their horse safety principles.

Teena is passionate in supporting both her clients and her herd of 8 horses by way of offering her beautiful 43-acre property to clients as a way of engaging in therapy. Teena’s approach offers a professional, yet relaxed environment where clients become aware of how they are experiencing their current life challenges, with a focus on deepening self-awareness, and where necessary making changes to heal from unfinished business.

Teena works with both children and adults, specialising in PTSD, trauma, anxiety, depression, and addictions. Teena also has a son who has been diagnosed with ASD Level 1 and has lived experience of the emotional regulation difficulties that exist in people who have this diagnosis.

Teena also offers Women’s Wellness Programs which explore connecting with your true essence / understanding and setting boundaries and developing emotional intelligence.

Teena is also available for corporate work, in the areas of leadership, team building and effective communication.

Gold Coast Hinterland, Queensland
0429 091 004
nagnanny@live.com
Equine Resolutions

Vicki Hancock
EAP Equine Assisted Psychotherapist
Bachelor of Applied Social Science
Level 3 ACA Practitioner
Equine Inspired Therapies

Situated in a peaceful location just over 5 minutes from Woodford town centre, North Brisbane, Vicki has extensive experience in the field of addiction, complex trauma and a multitude of mental health requirements such as BiPolar, BPD, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Attachment and Relationship difficulties.

Equine Inspired Therapies welcomes people seeking sessions that are equine assisted, nature based and/or room based and offers services to young people and adults as either individual, couples or group sessions. We believe in a non-judgemental approach and are passionate about supporting our clients and horses with a professional and relaxing environment for you to experience your therapeutic goals and deepening self awareness.

Woodford QLD
0447 425 444
vicki@inspiredtherapies.com.au
equineinspiredtherapies.com.au
facebook.com/equineinspiredtherapies.com.au
instagram.com/equineinspiredtherapies

Heather Lucass
Equine Psychotherapy Institute (EPI) Trainer and Supervisor
EPI Model Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Practitioner
Advanced Training: Treating Developmental Trauma in Children with Animal Assisted Psychotherapy
BA Hons Psychology and Law
Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education (Science)
Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE Secondary Science)
Full registration with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT)
Diploma of Counselling (ACA)
Master of Professional Psychology (MProfPsych) (Psychologist, provisional registration)
Brisbane Equine Assisted Therapy

Brisbane Equine Assisted Therapy offers individual, couple, family and group support for children, teens and adults.

Heather is a Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Teacher, and is also completing her general registration as a Psychologist having recently completed a Master of Professional Psychology. Heather is deeply passionate about providing a safe space for people to heal, grow and explore what is important to them while in the powerful presence of horses.

Brisbane
0426 967 408
heather@brisbaneequineassistedtherapy.net.au
brisbaneequineassistedtherapy.net.au
facebook.com/brisbaneequineassistedtherapy
instagram.com/brisbaneequineassistedtherapy

Helen Huie
The Stables Counselling & Equine Assisted Therapy
EPI Model Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Practitioner

We offer both room and paddock based therapy and counselling serviceshttp

Child & adolescent; gender diverse and at risk youth.

Anstead (West Brisbane)
0447 460 347
thestablescounselling@gmail.com
facebook.com/The-Stables-Counselling-Equine-AssistedTherapy

Joanne Oakes
Trusting Connections – Therapeutic Supports
EPI Model Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Practitioner

Joanne currently runs Trusting Connections as a part time business as she is also a part-time primary school teacher with Education Queensland and has worked for over ten years with students with disabilities in the special education setting, developing vast experience with a wide range of disabilities and specialised health needs. Joanne also has a degree in Psychology and a Diploma in Counselling and is a Level 1 registered Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). Joanne offers EAL, EAP and Counselling sessions (room based and in nature with horses) and is passionate about working collaboratively with her clients to support them to achieve their personal and therapeutic goals.

Joanne provides a safe and non-judgemental space and works in partnership with her horses to support children, adolescents, and adults to experience unique horse-human connections to develop awareness of self and others in a relational context, improve awareness and connection to their own feelings, thoughts and behaviour patterns, achieve personal growth, develop and expand social and emotional skills, and improve self-esteem and confidence.

Joanne has been passionate about horses for many years and has focused on different natural horsemanship and connection techniques with her horses to achieve respectful and harmonious partnerships. Located in Mudgeeraba on the Gold Coast, Trusting Connections is ideally situated for many clients and easily accessible from the Pacific Highway (only 5 minutes from exits 79 and 82).

Registered NDIS Provider

Mudgeeraba, Gold Coast
0411 445 038
joanneoakes@trustingconnections.com.au
trustingconnections.com.au

Justine Brown
Sunshine Coast Psychotherapy
EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Gestalt Psychotherapist (MA)

I am passionate about supporting clients to feel safe, empowered and at home within themselves and in their lives. It continually brings me joy to see people discover, express and value their own uniqueness. This can enhance the quality of relationships, increase confidence, improve health and well-being, and bring freedom and inner peace.

I have adventured and lived in many parts of the world and bring a broad range of experiences into my work and life. My love of nature, animals and people have led me to value the support and wisdom we bring to each other.

I have been working in the Mental Health and Wellness field for over 20 years and have practiced in the Counselling, Equine Assisted Therapy, Personal Development and Disability Support fields.

Buderim, Sunshine Coast
0411 777 330
justine.brown777@bigpond.com
www.sunshinecoastpsychotherapy.com

Amanda Gunn
Whispers of Wisdom
EPI Model Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Practitioner
Bachelor of Business
Diploma of Counselling
Diploma of Modern Psychology
HeartMath Coach
Mental Health First Aid
Senior First Aid

Horses run in my veins. Growing up with horses, I have always had an inner sense of the unique and special wisdom that they offer us.

My vision is to empower as many people as possible to heal, grow and connect with themselves and the world around them in a healthy way. Through this work, and as an active volunteer with the Sunshine Coast Riding for the Disabled spanning many years, I have personally seen the unique power that horses have in affecting change.

My team of horses and I create a safe, non-judgemental space for people from all walks of life and age groups to have an experiential opportunity with horses in nature and the fresh air to increase awareness and to explore themselves and their world. A space for connection and acceptance. To allow what is there to be there. For the people that I see, the beauty of this work is that it doesn’t feel like work. I love being out with the horses in my jeans and boots while working with others to reach their goals.

Sunshine Coast
0438 040 522
whispersofwisdom-sc@outlook.com
www.whispersofwisdom.com.au
Facebook whispersofwisdomsunshinecoast
instagram.com/whispers.of.wisdom.eal/

Diana Waters
Responsive Equine
EPI Model Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Practitioner
Diploma of Counselling (ACA Registered)

Offering private and group sessions at a beautiful location with a
small herd of horses on the Central Coast, or will travel to work with you alongside your horses at your home. Also an experienced, fully accredited and insured riding coach, offering combined sessions of psychotherapy and coaching to build confidence, improve connection and overcome obstacles to achieving your goals. Neurodiversity affirming.

Specialities: Women and adolescents, women who have experienced or are currently experiencing domestic abuse, autistic clients.

Wyong Creek, Central Coast NSW
0497 063 788 (text or voicemail)
responsiveequine@gmail.com
www.cceap.com.au

Lara Baker
Mindfulness with Horses
EPI model EAP Practitioner
Mindfulness with Horses
Mindfulness practitioner with Mindfulness Works Australia
Diploma of Youth Work
BA of Psychology
Master of Social Work

Lara has worked in the community services field for 18 years with a diverse range of people. Lara is passionate about social justice and operates from a trauma informed practice.
Mindfulness with Horses is based in Kuranda surrounded by stunning bushlands and the beautiful Barron River.

A safe non-judgemental environment is provided to explore and support many aspects of a person’s life ranging from self-awareness, mindfulness, social and emotional growth all whilst in relationship with her herd.

Lara’s generous and soothing herd consists of 4 horses; Bid Red, Ra Ra, Jellybean and Storm.

Lara offers individual sessions and group sessions to schools, professional development for organisations, youth services & drug and alcohol services.

Including exploring past, present and future, relationships, communication, self-acceptance. managing stress, strengths, gratitude, support and fear, new beginnings, managing thoughts, managing change and team building.

Kuranda – services available to Cairns and Tablelands
0424 326 758
manager@communitytrainingservices.com.au
communitytrainingservices.com.au/horse-sessions
facebook.com/Mindfulness-with-Horses

Keran Thomas
Pegasus Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
Birdwing Therapies
EPI model EAP Practitioner
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
Registered NDIS and Medicare Provider

Working with children and adolescents with additional needs: Neurodivergence, Anxiety and Grief and Loss.
Working with women promoting: Emotional Wellbeing, Personal Growth and Self Care.
Modalities offered include Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, C.B.T, Art Therapy, Sandplay Therapy and Nature Play.

Yungaburra, North Queensland
0475 618 756
info@birdwingtherapies.com.au
www.birdwingtherapies.com.au
facebook.com/birdwingtherapiesmalandatnq

Leah Haar
Pegasus Holistic Healing
EPI model EAP Practitioner
Registered ACA Counsellor
A lifetime of learning from horses

Situated at the top of the range, away from the hustle and bustle of life, this private property sets the scene and brings a powerful effect within the human body. Sessions are curated around a holistic approach to your needs. We pride ourselves in co-creating and allowing the participants to guide and improve their own lives. Nature and the horses come together in this co-facilitated relationship to remind us of our abilities and to see the truth within us and become more whole.

Offering – Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Equine Assisted learning, Nature based Counselling, Telehealth counselling, EPI-Horse Wisdom Program, Equine Meditation, Equine reconnection, retreat’s and corporate professional development groups, reconnecting the mind body and soul programs.

Hervey Range (Outskirts of Townsville)
0478 820 796
leah@pegasusholistichealing.com.au
pegasusholistichealing.com.au
facebook.com/PegasusHolisticHealing

Tracey Johnson
EPI model EAP Practitioner

Tracey works with a range of clients, adults, children, teens and groups. Working with clients and horses to provide a safe, supportive space. Tracey is trauma informed and offers a range of services including room based sessions in Burleigh Waters.

Tallebudgera Valley, Gold Coast
0409 363 538
jelydays4@bigpond.com
majcounsellingandtherapies.com.au
www.facebook.com/people/MAJ-Counselling-and-Therapies/100031486314807
instagram.com/majcounsellingandtherapies

Susan Pienaar
Wellness with Horses and Humans – Powerful Connections
EPI model EAP Practitioner
Diploma Counselling (ACA)
Ba Psychology
Graduate Diploma Psychology
Masters Organisational Psychology

Powerful connections between clients and horses in therapeutic processes on our beautiful natural environment promotes mental and physical health. We offer a safe space for people of all ages and with a variety of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorder, addiction, ADHD and autism spectrum disorders. Horses play a central role in guiding, healing and regulation via horse-human experiences and experiments. Emersed in the energy of the horse, clients may experience horses’ spiritual qualities as they guide us on our journey and share with us the energy and courage to overcome obstacles.
Specialities:
Mental Health & Wellness, Leadership development, team building and development. Programs can be tailored to meet specific individual, group and organisational requirements.

Redlands & South Brisbane
0409 619 670
wellnesswithhorsesandhumans@gmail.com
evolvewellbeing.com.au/equine-therapy

Julina Minter
Limitless Occupational Therapy
EPI model EAP Practitioner
Occupational Therapist

Limitless Occupational Therapy has a team of Occupational Therapists that offer services in the Sunshine Coast region. We work with children from birth to 26 years old, with a wide range of presentations.

Julina Minter (Private Practice Owner and Occupational Therapist) offers Equine Assisted Occupational Therapy sessions at the Equine Assisted Academy in Kureelpa on the Sunshine Coast.
www.sunshinecoastequineassistedlearning.com.au/our-team

Kureelpa, Sunshine Coast
04 8872 8187
julina@limitless-ot.com
limitless-ot.com
Find us on: Facebook, Instagram and Linked In.

 

Karen Whitfield
Connect Counselling and Coaching
EPI model EAP Practitioner

We are located in Haigslea, a locality split between the City of Ipswich and the Somerset
Region in South East Queensland, on a stunning 20 acre property. The peaceful surrounding
will find you connecting with nature and our beautiful horses. We are located 5 minutes from the Warrego Highway and provide services to clients living in the Brisbane, Ipswich, Scenic Rim, Somerset and Lockyer Valley areas.

Karen has worked in the health industry for over 30 years as a hospital pharmacist before
moving into Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, counselling and coaching. She has a Bachelor,
Masters and PhD in pharmacy. She is also an Equine Emmett practitioner and currently
undertaking studies in the Masterson technique.

Karen is passionate about providing counselling to support people achieve their therapeutic
and developmental goals. She has a love for horses and their wellbeing in the counselling
partnership is paramount.

Haigslea/Ipswich Queensland
0488 371 005
connectcounsellingcoaching@gmail.com

https://ccc-equinetherapy.com.au

 

Bindi Bennett
EPI model EAP Practitioner

Woodford area, QLD, and Online

0416 373 780

www.bindibennett.com

Description of Services Offered: Aboriginal consultation, Aboriginal supervision

Specialties: intergenerational trauma, cultural responsiveness

 

Jezey Wolf
Wolf Pack Health and Wellness
EPI model EAP Practitioner

Jezey, originally from rural Queensland, felt a deep connection to nature from a young age. Despite a successful career in high-level marketing in Melbourne, her heart was always drawn to the wilderness, particularly horses. Approximately five years ago, Jezey’s life took a transformative turn. Recognizing the call of her roots, she followed her heart back to Queensland. Years spent within the corporate world had granted Jezey firsthand observation of the pervasive lack of joy, inner peace, and authentic connection that many individuals consider the norm. Now, her passion lies in assisting people of all ages to rediscover their connection to the Earth, rekindle their inner spirit, and, with the guidance of horses, uncover their truest joy in life, whatever form it may take.

The passionate team at Wolf Pack Health and Wellness are dedicated to helping those in the community to reconnect with the earth, each other and themselves. We work with the natural world and the animals to help facilitate each person’s change for the better. We offer Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Equine Assisted Learning & Personal Development, Nature and Room Based Counselling,  Retreats, Leadership Training and Team Development and IFS Therapy.

Wanora (50 mins west of Brisbane, 10 mins from Ipswich)
0400 053 939
info@woldpackwellnesss.clinic

www.wolfpackwellness.clinic

https://www.facebook.com/wolfpackhealthandwellness    https://www.instagram.com/wolfpackwellness/

 

 

Queensland - Equine Assisted Learning(EAL) Practitioners

Kaya Wilson
Equi-Zen
EPI Model EAL Practitioner

Kaya works with her herd of horses to support clients in awareness, growth and healing. Her special interests are horses as teachers in human development, spirituality, meditation with horses, self development, teambuilding.

Kaya also works with horse owners seeking a deeper connection with their own horse.

Cairns
0420 756 701 or 07 4093 0074
info@equi-zen.com.au
equi-zen.com.au
facebook.com/mindfulhorses

 

Jenny Haines
EPI model EAL Practitioner
Townsville Equine Assisted Learning
Equestrian Aust Level 2 Coach
Riding for the Disabled Coach
Diploma in Community Welfare (Counselling)

Jenny works with groups and individuals to support awareness to enable change and emotional development.

Jenny also works with riders to improve the way they ride, through Riding with Awareness.

Townsville
0400 345 727
jenny_haines@yahoo.com

 

Sally Witt
Lockyer Valley Equine Assisted Healing
EPI Model EAL Practitioner
Diploma of Applied Science – Equine Studies
Certificate 4 in Small Business Management
23 years horse riding experience
Parelli Natural Horsemanship Level 4 student
16 years service in the Australian Army

Lockyer Valley Equine Assisted Healing operates from Roma Ranch, situated in the beautiful Lockyer Valley, 1.5 hours from Brisbane, 45 minutes from Toowoomba and 30 minutes from Gatton.

Sally passionately works alongside her stunning Quarter Horses to assist people in their Equine Assisted Healing journey. Sally assists people with a guided interaction between horses and people designed to promote awareness, wellbeing and positive mental health changes.

Lockyer Valley
0409 589 015
sallywitt25@gmail.com
facebook.com/MelbourneEquineAssistedCounselling/

 

Joanne Oakes
Trusting Connections
EPI Model EAL Practitioner

Joanne is a primary school teacher with Education Queensland and has worked at her current school for over ten years. Working with students with disabilities in the special education setting, she has developed vast experience with a wide range of disabilities and specialised health needs. Joanne also has a degree in Psychology. As a newly qualified EAL practitioner in 2019, she is now starting to work with her horses to support both children and adults to experience unique learning sessions to develop awareness of self and others, connection to their feelings and behaviour patterns, personal growth, social and emotional skills and professional development opportunities.

Joanne has been passionate about horses for many years and has focused on different natural horsemanship and connection techniques with her horses in order to achieve respectful and harmonious partnerships. Located in Mudgeeraba on the Gold Coast, Trusting Connections is ideally situated for many clients and easily accessible from the Pacific Highway (only 5 minutes).

Registered NDIS Provider

0411 445 038
joanneoakes@trustingconnections.com.au
trustingconnections.com.au

 

Susan Fell
EPI Model EAL Practitioner
Grad.Dip Community Mental Health UQ

Susan qualified as a practitioner with the Equine Psychotherapy Institute in December 2018. Her small practice is located in Burbank on the south side of Brisbane and offers sessions on weekdays and some weekends if required.

Susan’s career has spanned several decades and she has worked with clients of all ages seeking to develop skills, manage emotional health and wellbeing and to generally enjoy life more. She has a small herd of horse helpers and healers who assist he in her work with clients and offers sessions without horse partners if needed. Phone consultations are welcomed from prospective clients or referrers.

0401 074 228
susan-fell@hotmail.com

 

Rachael Cooper
EPI model EAL Practitioner
Bachelor of Education Early Childhood, Graduate Diploma of Learning Support
Special Education Teacher

Horses have been an integral part of Rachael’s life for around 35 years. Over the past 10 years she has developed a deeper understanding of horse behaviour and horsemanship, whilst diversifying her career in teaching and training, to encompass management and leadership roles, all of which have contributed to the enrichment of her personal development and growth along the way. Rachael established South Burnett Equine Assisted Learning to form personal development programs and provide an opportunity for clients make meaning of their world and experiences.

Rachael lives in Kingaroy with her small herd of horses who provide opportunity for clients to become self-aware in their journey of personal development. The ponies are very intuitive and Rachael has a love of working with and passion for animals.

Kingaroy, South Burnett
0400 599 066
southburnett_eal@outlook.com
www.southburnetteal.com.au
facebook.com/south-burnett-equine-assisted-learning

 

Julie Blase
Herd Theory
EPI model EAL Practitioner
MA – Major Leadership
Dip Counselling & Family Therapy

For over 30 years Julie has enjoyed the great privilege of working with people both on various teams and in senior leadership capacities. Over this time she has also gathered a herd of generous and kind horses and ponies. It is with great joy that Julie brings these 2 loves together and would like to introduce to you, HERD THEORY Equine Encounters for Growth and Wellbeing.

As humans we are bombarded with things that make demands on our time and energy. EAL can interrupt the noise and allow us to come back to ourselves and find our equilibrium, and real peace. ‘Herd Theory’ offers Equine Encounters that can create the space your mind is looking for. With quiet horses, a bush environment, and a supportive process, you will feel refreshed as you come into contact with these powerful, gentle creatures. An equine encounter at ‘Herd Theory’ can help build real awareness, reset your thinking and allow for new ways to overcome and enjoy your life.

Brisbane South, Queensland
0428 883 940
facebook.com/horsescanhelpusbehealthy

 

Nikki Findlay
EPI model EAL Practitioner
Current Student of Diploma of Counselling (AIPC)
Results Coaching Systems – Certificate in Life Coaching 2002
Diploma of Management 2011
Certificate IV Training and Assessment 2010

Having studied with Equine Psychotherapy Institute as an Equine Assisted Learning Practitioner, my previous life coaching mind was blown away by how this learning model enhanced the personal development experience. It helps people learn, grow, reflect and increase self-awareness in so many different ways. It encouraged learning, developing and growing in a way that I had always thought was missing in the corporate world, giving people more of a chance to come out of themselves and shine.

I now work out of a beautiful space in Thornlands QLD as an Equine Assisted Learning Practitioner with special interests in:

– Self-development post injury/significant life changes/Involuntary workplace adjustments.
– Corporate world – Team building and leadership from the heart
– Adolescents and Youth – To discover who they really are within
– ASD – Learning and growing self from a different point of view

My two beautiful hoof babies Fox and Missy are excited to meet you and take this journey with you. You are the expert in your life and I am here to guide you to find yourself through the process of EAL.

Thornlands, Queensland
0405 287 888
nikkifindlay75@gmail.com
facebook.com/MHHHEquineAssistedLearning

 

Sarah Astill
Heard by the Herd
EPI model EAL Practitioner

Sarah has worked as a Teacher Aide in a local secondary state school in Cairns for the past 15 years. Originally she worked with students with a range of disabilities but more recently she’s working in the Learning Support Department, which focuses on improving outcomes for Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander Students and those with low literacy and Numeracy skills. Sarah also has a BA (Hons) Degree in Sociology and Social Anthropology from Hull University, England.

Sarah has been involved and obsessed with horses since her childhood in England. Later in life she became very interested in Natural Horsemanship and its practices and principles when working and being with her own horses. She also has great experience and a special interest in horse psychology and understanding horse behaviour.

Sarah graduated as an EAL Practitioner in 2019 and currently offers sessions from her beautiful property in Speewah, located in the Tablelands near Cairns. At this stage she is focusing her sessions on working with young adults and children of all abilities and cultural backgrounds.

Cairns
sarah@heardbytheherd.com.au
www.heardbytheherd.com.au
facebook.com/Heard-By-The-Herd

 

Jessica McInnes
Trevena Glen Farm
EPI model EAL Practitioner

Bachelor of Equine Science with 12 years of riding experience

Jesse became a qualified practitioner with the institute in 2021. She now practices at Trevena Glen Farm in Mount Samson with her horse, Zeus, along with the other lovely horses on the property. Jesse offers sessions to children and adolescents, NDIS participants, personal development clients, as well as individuals in leadership rolls.

Jesse has been connected to horses for a large part of her life, with them holding a special place in her heart. She has also studied a Bachelor of Equine Science at the University of Queensland, and has experience working as an NDIS Facilitator for a farm animal program. Phone consultations are always welcomed.

Brisbane, Queensland
0467 257 114
jesse@trevenaglen.com.au
trevenaglen.com.au/equine-assisted-learning/

 

Linda Browning
Dusty Boots Equine Assisted Learning
EPI model EAL Practitioner

Dusty Boots Equine Assisted Learning offers the EPI Horse Wisdom Program®. This program is a 7 Session program developed by The Equine Psychotherapy Institute covering seven topics that participants will explore and learn about with the Horses and Ponies at 4 Mile Farm. The Horse Wisdom Program® has been developed for children 7+ years and adults who would benefit from learning The Way of the Horse.

Linda has a special interest in supporting people through grief and loss. Linda is currently studying a Diploma of Counselling and will specialise in this area. Equine Assisted Learning sessions offer a unique opportunity to learn about and explore grief and loss.

Private clients and NDIS funded participants are welcome.

4Mile Farm, Gracemere Qld 4702
0408 251 968
dusty_boots@outlook.com
dustyboots.com.au
facebook.com/dustybootsequineassistedlearning
instagram.com/dustybootsqld

 

Olivia Gerritse
Hoofbeats Sanctuary
EPI model EAL Practitioner

At Hoofbeats I explore with individuals over the age of 14 yrs alongside a herd of 10 unique and relatable horses and ponies with their own special personalities and histories.

Here is what a previous client and now volunteer has experienced

“An extraordinary experience with gentle yet deliberate sessions where the horses role model and reflect different aspects of behaviour while the mentor communicates in a way which validates your personal experiences while directing you to realisations. The natural environment provides visual and physical interactions in such a peaceful way. All this facilitates healing and self-awareness on a level of learning you don’t forget and is easily integrated into daily life. “

Specialties: Passionate about Veterans as am a young Veteran myself – scholarships available for young Veteran Programs (8 – 12 sessions 1 hour long)

Other Programs and scholarships available

Doonan (Noosa Hinterland) Sunshine Coast
0493 096 016
olivia@hoofbeats.org.au
Hoofbeats.org.au

 

Mel Ashford
Pynmanto Equine Encounters
EPI model EAL Practitioner
Rhythm 2 Recovery Facilitator
5Step Qi Gong Instructor
Mental Health First Aid Certified – Standard and ATSI

Mel has first-hand experienced the healing from horses within her own Equine Assisted Learning journey having years of lived experience with mental ill health. Her first horse Pippyn started her on the journey of self-discovery and is now delighted to combine her love of horses and supporting others, to reach their full potential through Equine Assisted Learning in Townsville.

Working as a Mental Health Recovery worker, both individually and in group settings, Mel is passionate about early intervention, working with children, adolescents, and adults to build self-awareness, regulation, social and emotional skills and improved mental wellbeing with her herd of 4 horses. Private, self and plan managed NDIS clients are all welcome.

Specialties – 1 on 1, Small groups, Neurodivergent clients, Mental Wellbeing
Offering – Full moon connection circles, Equine Guided Meditation, Paint with the Ponies

Townsville
0407 103 390
info@pynmantoequineencounters.com.au
www.pynmantoequineencounters.com.au/
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Marie Rene
EPI model EAL Practitioner
Hoofbeats Sanctuary

Equine Assisted Learning through a charity – Hoofbeats Sanctuary – for the vulnerable members of our Sunshine Coast community. Scholarships are available for clients who can’t afford to pay. We have several programs. Have a look at our website to choose the one that could suit you best.

Specialities: Women and girls from 12yo

Sunshine Coast, Doonan
0493 096 016
marie@hoofbeats.org.au
Hoofbeats.org.au
facebook.com/HoofbeatsSanctuary
instagram.com/hoofbeats.sanctuary

 

Rebecca Starr
Stillwater Services
EPI model EAL Practitioner
Classroom Music Teacher & Vocal Teacher

With over 30 years experience teaching music to thousands of children in South East Queensland, my focus on finding the authentic voice to express feelings has shifted from singing to working with my first and deepest love, the horses. Knowing how they helped me to find regulation and connection in this busy world, I know they can inspire the same in others. In a quiet valley in Upper Brookfield I offer Equine Assisted Learning opportunities for individuals and small groups with an equine supported focus on unstructured play and creative arts as the basis for exploring feelings and developing self-regulation and self-expression in a positive way.

Offering a safe space to children and adolescents to express their authentic selves, learn to celebrate their strengths and support their own growth and happiness.

Upper Brookfield, Brisbane
0401 329 575
info@stillwaterservices.com.au
facebook.com/profile.php?id=100089205829779
instagram.com/stillwater_services_

 

Samantha Jefferson B.Ed, MA., Grad Dip (Psych)
Unbridled Equine
EPI model EAL Practitioner

Samantha has a background in education, journalism and mass communications. She now works in partnership with her herd of 5 equine partners to offer Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) opportunities for humans who are 13 years and older on her beautiful and accessible property in the Gold Coast hinterland. She is currently studying Counselling.

Specialties: Specialising in personal and professional development, Sam also offers personalized professional development, leadership training, parenting programs and has specialist training and experience working with selective mutism and highly sensitive kids.

Guanaba, Gold Coast
0424 183 161
theunbridledway@gmail.com
Facebook: Unbridled: Education & Personal Development 

Western Australia - Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) Practitioners

Louise Atkinson
Whispering Sands Horse Play Centre
ACA Registered Counsellor, EPI Trainer and supervisor, Mindful Horsemanship Practitioner
EPI Model EAP/EAL Practitioner and EAC Practitioner

I have been involved with horses since I was 10 years old and am experienced in many equine disciplines. I have been a Natural Horsemanship Instructor since 1996 where I have been helping people understand their horses so they can develop better relationships and work together harmoniously. This usually meant the human needed to change both mentally, emotionally and spiritually. This inspired me to look into EAL so that I can help people that don’t have their own horses to become the best versions of themselves that they can be. I am also passionate about helping those that are less fortunate to become who they want to be.

I live in Bullsbrook with my small herd of horses who ably assist my clients to become aware of whatever they need to become aware of in their journey of self-discovery and personal growth. I love what my herd offer each person, and I never know what their offer might be. They really surprise me sometimes with their intuitive behaviours. It keeps the work alive and interesting for me.

I work with individuals, teenager to adult, women’s groups and corporate groups. I specialise in addiction recovery support as well as trauma therapy. I offer the EPI model practitioner training in Western Australia. I have developed a business essentials program to help new practitioners start up their own businesses. I also offer individual support through Skype and telephone for those that are unable to be with me in person.

Louise works with her small herd of horses to support clients (over 12 years old) in developing awareness and growth.

Bullsbrook, WA 6034
08 9571 2575
whisperingsandshpc@gmail.com
www.whisperingsands.com.au

Leisa Watson
Equine Art Therapy
EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Credentialed Mental Health Nurse and Equine Psychotherapy Practitioner

I have worked in the mental health field with adults, adolescents & children for over 30 years. My specialty is supporting primary aged children with emotional, behavioural & social difficulties (& psycho-educating their parents). I also do joint work with an Art Psychotherapist.

Darling Downs, WA 6122
0412 543 885
equine.art.therapy@gmail.com
www.equinearttherapy.com.au

Kajsa Wevel
SESPC (Stigtomta Equine Assisted Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Counselling)
EPI Model EAP Practioner
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker , Medicare provider
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level II, Grad Certificate Counselling
Room based and Equine Assisted /Psychotherapy and Counselling

Extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults in the mental health and child protection systems.

I am passionate about working with complex trauma and attachment.

Also offering sessions for Selfcare for Mental Health Care Professionals with my herd at my property.

SESPC, Hopeland, WA 6125
0433 730 566
kajsa@sespc.com.au

Lucy Furness
Five Senses Counselling & Equine Therapy
EPI Model EAP Practitioner
ACA Registered Counsellor

Offering counselling, nature based and equine assisted therapy.

Specialising in supporting clients with depression, anxiety, AOD, PTSD and developing self-esteem, confidence building and Mental Health

Mandurah, WA 6210
0410 098 008
lucy@fivesensescounselling.com.au
www.fivesensescounselling.com.au
www.facebook.com/fivesensescounselling.com.au

Emma Ward
Horse Assisted Healing
EPI Model EAP Practitioner
ACA Registered Counsellor
Advanced study major in Relationship and Conflict
Cert IV in Community Services, ASIST trained
Level II Horse Riding Coach, Level I Equestrian Australia Coach (non practising)
Current Senior First Aid Certificate, Certified Mental Health First Aid

I have worked as a Mental Health Support Worker, Counsellor and peer support worker with many years of lived experience as a family support involving, Eating Disorders and Addiction. I have lived and worked in England and currently live in Western Australia. Horses have always been an important part of my life, professionally and personally, allowing me the opportunity to blend my love for these incredible animals with an aspect of my life that is deeply meaningful to me.

The area that I feel very connected and passionate about is “ The relationship with self”.

Bunbury, WA 6230
0400 881 217
emma@horseassistedhealing.com.au
wwww.horseassistedhealing.com.au

Elisabeth Dos Santos
Stablemindz
EPI Model EAP Practitioner
AASW Accredited Social Worker

Time-out with horses: this is an opportunity to spend quality time with a couple of wonderful animals in a private, safe and relaxed environment. Enjoy the peace, fresh air and some light exercise. You decide what you want to do, watch the horses, groom, feed them, whatever you feel comfortable with. Experience the here and now with horses!

Equine assisted learning/mental health: we organise interactive sessions with one or more horses to explore what may support you to live a more fulfilling life. You decide what your goals are and we organise experiences with horses to meet your goals. With horses, you learn through doing not just by talking about it.

Horse Wisdom Program: this is a 7 week program and is an effective social and emotional skills building foundation program that focuses on the following areas: regulation/calm state; awareness, boundaries, healthy relationships, kind helpful thoughts, thinking and talking, feelings as natural and facing life’s challenges.

Support Group in Nature: do you have a family member or friend who experiences mental distress or who has a psycho-social disability? Need some support? Come and share your experience, information and knowledge. Spend time with horses! Maxi number of people is 5

Specialities: social and emotional well-being/mental health, young people and adults who experience psycho social disabilities, I have worked with people who experience all mental health disorders, carers, families, Aboriginal and non Aboriginal individuals, CALD people ( I am French/Portuguese).

Southern River, Western Australia
0421 275 089
liz@stablemindz.org
www.stablemindz.org

Hannah Martin

Hannah Rose Counselling and Equine Psychotherapy
EPI Model EAP Practitioner

PACFA Registered Clinical Counsellor

Specialised skillsets and within the youth mental health space

Twenty years of horsepersonship experience

Hannah offers tailored one-on-one sessions for clients 15-25 years of age at the quiet and peaceful property in Forrestdale, WA, approximately 30 minutes south of the city.

Hannah works from a person-centred, strength-based approach with a focus on gentleness, curiosity, and reflection to help build and often reframe understandings around self and others.

Small group sessions are available both North and South of Perth through consultation with Hannah, specifically focusing around supporting high school students and young people seeking extra support in addition to room-based counselling.

 Various session times are available.

Mariginiup, Western Australia
0437 264 499
hannahmartin@iinet.net.au

Emma Brennan
Serenity Holistic Wellness
EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Mental Health Nurse AHPRA

Emma works with her small herd of horses and other animals, in a beautiful nature setting in the Northern suburbs of Perth. Emma’s horses are ex-racehorses who have been rehabilitated and rehomed through a local Off the Track program, for a fresh start in life.

Serenity Holistic Wellness offers a safe space for people of all ages and with a variety of mental health concerns including but not limited to; depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorder, addiction, ADHD and autism spectrum disorders.

In addition to Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Serenity Holistic Wellness also offers school holiday programs, programs for ‘at risk youth’, EMDR, Mindfulness and Meditation sessions and retreats.
Emma’s area of specialty is Youth and Trauma.

Two Rocks, Perth
0475 907 717
serenity.holisticwellness.wa@gmail.com
www.serenityholisticwellness.com.au
facebook.com/profile.php?id=100093371497847
instagram.com/serenityholisticwellness

Western Australia - Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Practitioners

Professor Juli Coffin
EPI Model EAL Practitioner
Specialising in Aboriginal young people aged between 6 – 24 years old.
Individual, group, and corporate sessions are available in the West Kimberley area.

Yawardani Jan-ga is an Equine Assisted Learning program for Kimberley Aboriginal young people with sites in Broome and Derby. The program is a direct response to community concerns over youth social and emotional wellbeing, and community requests for programs that are strengths-based and focus on building healthy coping skills among Aboriginal young people and youth. Yawardani Jan-ga has been designed to integrate healing, Aboriginal leadership, research and cultural enterprise opportunities to Kimberley Aboriginal people in a setting where there is a demonstrated need for culturally appropriate interventions for supporting Aboriginal people.

Kimberley, WA 4873
0436 454 422
Juli.coffin@murdoch.edu.au

Sylvia Hurlbatt
EPI Model EAL Practitoner
Harmoni-Horse

Located near Bullsbrook WA, Harmoni-Horse offers support for children under 12, and adults, to develop social and emotional life skills through experiential learning, with the assistance of my herd of horses and ponies.

Being around horses can teach awareness of self and others, encourage boundary setting, assist with anger management, and help to build and maintain relationships and friendships.

Lot 201 Henley Street, Henley Brook WA 6055
0427 837 597
sylege@gmail.com
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Karen White
Mohegan Healing & Equestrian Centre
EPI Model EAL Practitioner

Karen White offers an experiential assisted learning approach toward mental health for all ages by addressing emotional, behavioural, relational, and spiritual issues, with her Herd as co-facilitators and teachers in the process of understanding thoughts and feelings for a healthier way of thinking.

Karen works with adults, teenagers, children, team building groups and offers confidence workshops to develop self-awareness in a safe, interactive, experimental experience with her 11 horse co-helpers of the Mohegan herd at the Mohegan Healing & Equestrian Centre on a tranquil Swan Valley property.

The Mohegan herd & animals are always generous, gentle & willing to share the connection experiences with people in a safe, inviting environment by observing, interacting, their natural way of navigating through life’s challenges, in turn, supporting clients back on a healthier way of thinking & being in life and in relations.

Be Heard by the Herd at Mohegan

Henley Brook, WA 6055
0419 984 367
kmohegan@gmail.com

Lisa Wells
EPI Model EAL Practitioner
Primary School Teacher and student of Counselling with AIPC

Works with her herd of horses to support adult clients in personal growth and development. Lisa works with children and adolescents to develop social and emotional skills, and also works with horse owners to improve their connection with their horse/s.

Her special interests include animal communication, healing and natural horsemanship.

Baldivis, WA 6171
0458 356 320
lisawells8@bigpond.com

Nikki Johnston
Horses Healing Humans
EPI Model EAL Practitioner
Registered Nurse, Community Health Nurse – Family and Child Health, Sexual And Reproductive Health.
Diploma of Counselling.
Equine Touch Level 1&2, VHT (Vibromuscular Harmonisation Therapist).

Providing an experiential approach to ‘finding your way home’ through following the ‘Way of the Horse.’ Nikki provides opportunities for children, adolescents, adults and families to safely explore and support self awareness, spiritual and emotional growth.

Nikki has a special interest in trauma informed practice.

Harvey, WA 6220
0400 503 690
bandycreek@gmail.com
facebook.com/horseshealinghumansau

Merinda Smith
EPI Model EAL Practitioner
Hills EAL (Equine Assisted Learning, Team building, Leadership and personal development).

Merida is a Leadership and Business Coach for small business who understands the many challenges that you face as an owner. Leading your business and team means knowing more about you. One of Merida’s core values is leading from within.

Merida works with her herd of five horses to support business and business leaders with a focus on developing awareness for change.

Bunbury, WA 6230
0439 544 105
merinda@merindasmith.com.au

Melia Brent-White
EPI Model EAL Facilitator
Certified BodyTalk Practitioner, Equine Bodywork Practitioner

Based in beautiful Yallingup, 30 min north of Margaret River, Melia and her herd of horses assist people to discover their inner world. A focus on building essential life skills, resilience and leadership. Melia has a strong connection to nature, animals and the land, and she looks forward to sharing her world with you.

Yallingup, WA 6285
0432 081 935
windancer@hotmail.com.au
meliabrentwhite@icloud.com
www.meliabrentwhite.com

Victoria Perowne
Horse to Heart
EPI Model EAL Practitioner

With a unique approach to learning and development, Horse to Heart embraces the power of Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) to support change in your work, your relationships and in yourself. Go beyond that which you thought possible.

Albany, WA 6330
0405 281 926
victoria@horsetoheart.com
www.horsetoheart.com

Jessica Banham
EPI Model EAL Practitioner
RAHP / MP
Arcadia Equine Assisted Learning Centre

Albany, WA 6330
0405 722 180
jessica.banham@bigpond.com

Jessica Kinder
EPI Model EAL Practitioner
Equine Assisted Life Coaching

Jessica offers equine assisted life coaching to help clients explore their own awareness in the presence of horses. She provides supportive and kind coaching for adults (18+) who would like to increase their personal and professional development and wellbeing. Suitable for individuals, couples and groups. Located in Denmark, Western Australia (5hrs south of Perth).

Denmark, WA 6333
0422 940 851
kinderjessica@hotmail.com
www.jessicakinder.com
www.facebook.com/jessicakinderEALC

Claire Wright
EPI Model EAL Practitioner
Primary Teacher BEd
Horse Sense – Educating the Human Herd

Horse Sense is located near the town of Busselton in the beautiful South West region of Western Australia. Here Claire works with individuals and groups and those with a range of formal and informal diagnoses. She specialises in working with children and adolescents to navigate life and their place in it and through experiential learning with the horses focuses on social and emotional awareness. Claire liaises with schools, community groups and families to provide specialised programs. With the support of her large herds of horses and ponies, Claire provides safe learning experiences and the opportunity to be completely immersed in the energy and valuable insight provided by the horses, who enjoy life living in the big open paddocks. Believing very strongly in the amazing way the horses heal and provide a non-threatening, supportive environment, Claire has based her EAL practise on the way of the horse and what she has learnt from working with horses and children over the past 20 years.

Busselton, W.A 6280
0407 457 181
admin@horsesense.com.au
www.horsesense.com.au
www.facebook.com/Horse-Sense

Kelly Grey
EPI Model EAL Practitioner
Primary Teacher BEd
Hills Equine Assisted Learning – HEAL

Hills Equine Assisted Learning (H.E.A.L) offer a range of tailored one on one and group-based sessions in the Perth hills. Primarily focused on leadership both in private life and the working environment HEAL with the help of the herd encourage awareness, mindfulness, healthy thoughts and feelings, boundary setting, self regulation, the building and maintaining of relationships and being comfortable with who you are. Kelly co-facilitates with the assistance of the heavy horse herd to interact, experiment and experience the horses way of life in a safe and welcoming environment.

Specialising in the Horse Wisdom Program, Leadership, Career Development, Team Building, FIFO Way of Life, Regulation and Awareness.

Individual, Group and Corporate sessions available.

Roleystone, WA
0447 770 437
hello@hillseal.com.au
facebook.com/HillsEquineAssistedLearning/

Equine Connections
EPI Model EAL Practitioner
Bachelor of Arts Youth Studies
Graduate Diploma Substance Abuse

Amanda is a qualified Youth and Family worker with a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Studies and a Graduate Diploma in Substance Abuse. Amanda has many years of experience working with young people as a youth worker/ case manager also as a youth and family support worker and more recently a support worker with clients on the NDIS.

She is excited to join together her passions of helping people and incorporating the healing power of horses. Amanda’s easy way of being and her love for her horses will help you feel at ease and be able to get the most out of your sessions.

Services offered include one on one sessions with Amanda and the horses as co facilitators, an 8 session horse wisdom program aimed at youth or adults, group family sessions and other group sessions.

Specialties: Children, teens, women, clients dealing with anxiety, families, clients with autism, intellectual or other disabilities.

Waroona WA
0404 366 327
amanda@equineconnections.net.au
equineconnections.net.au

Patricia Neil-Smith
EPI Model EAL Practitioner
Epona Healing

At Epona Healing we offer Equine Assisted Learning. Situated 45min NE of Perth CBD and set on a 15acre private property among the Chittering hills.
We cater for children , adolescents and Adults wishing you engage in social and emotional learning in the presence of nature, horses, donkey, dogs, sheep and guinea fowl.
Our value is love and oneness.

Bullsbrook 6084
0468 632 669
eponahealing.com.au

Lina Separovich
Wisdom of Awareness
EPI Model EAL Practitioner

Lina is a student of psychology at UWA and a certified Equine Assisted Learning Practitioner with training in mental health, addictions and working with children. She co-facilitates programs to help disadvantaged youth and has referrals in place for those with complex mental health issues and trauma. Lina believes horses and nature can provide unmatched support and help individuals unlock their potential through gaining new perspectives, developing self-awareness, and creating meaningful connections. She is committed to helping her clients (adults, adolescents and children) achieve their learning goals and invites individuals to join her on their learning journey.

Wattleup 6166
0458 549 650
admin@waequineassistedlearning.com.au
waequineassistedlearning.com.au
facebook.com/waequineassistedlearning
instagram.com/waequineassistedlearning

South Australia - Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) Practitioners

Melinda Rabbetts
EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Mental Health Social Worker

Works with all ages, specialises working with Children and Adolescents

Riverland area, South Australia
riverlandequinepsychotherapy@gmail.com

Bianca Stawiarski
EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Holistic Animal Assisted Psychotherapist
Bush Psychotherapist
International Transformational Coach
International Trauma & culturally -informed Counsellor
Equestrian Australia Coach (vaulting – intro)
Equestrian Australia Steward (vaulting)
Federation Equestre Internationale – Steward (Vaulting level 2)
Master Counselling Practice
Dip.LifeCoach
BA.AboriginalStudies
Dip.Contracting(Gov)

“Assisting you to explore, embrace and reconnect with your inner fire”

Bianca Stawiarski, from Warida Wholistic Wellness is fiercely passionate about facilitating community change one person at a time. She does this through empowering people to explore, embrace and move through distress, disillusionment or trauma. In addition to her formal qualifications, she brings a wealth of experience in working with people from a variety of backgrounds and over 38 years horse riding / handling experience.

Bianca is a Badimaya (Aboriginal) woman and specifically recognised for her work with Indigenous people, outreach services to rural / regional areas, and assisting people to embrace their empowered uniqueness. She balances western qualifications with her Indigenous connectedness and views wellbeing through Warida’s (wedge-tailed eagle) eyes. Her work is further enhanced by being a professional Transformational, Business and Confidence-Building Coach both within Australia and overseas. She also is the only person in the world utilising horse archery as a therapeutic modality. Bianca provides consultancy training services around the world, including facilitating online courses and is EPI’s South Australian trainer.

Warida Wholistic Wellness is a Certified Indigenous business through Supply Nation and as such meets Indigenous Procurement Policy guidelines. Bianca has a current DHS Working with Children clearance and Child Safe RAN, DHS Disability Services Employment clearance, National Police Check and is fully covered by insurance. Based at Lower Hermitage (in the SA Adelaide Hills).

0438 253 202
Bianca@Warida.com.au
warida.com.au
facebook.com/WaridaWholisticWellness/
instagram.com/warida.wholistic.wellness

L’hibou Hornung
EPI Model EAP Practitioner

Set in beautiful hills locations, L’hibou is joined by a team of stunning Morgan horses to assist you on your journey.

Specialties:
All ages: Chronic physical/mental health conditions and psychosocial development

Adelaide Hills, South Australia
0421 571 366
wild.hills.equine@gmail.com

Maurite Fober
Art of Counselling
EPI Model EAP Practitioner

Paddocks at Lower Hermitage and McLaren Vale. Office in Western suburbs.

We work with the wisdom of the herd to help adults and children find confidence, resilience, trust, self-mastery and sometimes even joy.

Specialities: trauma, self-knowledge, emotion-coaching, capacity-building.

Adelaide, South Australia
0431 264 202
info@artofcounselling.com.au
psychologytoday.com/profile/826634

Dr Bridget McFarland
EPI Model EAP Practitioner

EPI model Equine Assisted Psychotherapist and Member of the Australian Counselling Association. Healing, self-discovery and personal growth supported through safe experiences with horses and immersed in the natural environment. Bridget also runs small group programs exploring the ‘way of the horse’ for mental health and wellbeing. All services incorporate a trauma sensitive approach and Bridget specialises in working with people who have experienced trauma imprints, mental health injury and who are navigating diagnoses of mental disorder.

Kersbrook, Adelaide Hills, SA
0401 120 592
admin@equinewisdomwellbeing.com.au
EquineWisdomWellbeing.com.au
facebook.com/EquineWisdomWellbeing

South Australia - Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Practitioners

Betty Oram
Wilkydoo Equine Connection
EPI Model EAL Practitioner

My small equine herd and I are based in the beautiful Flinders Ranges, near Wilmington SA. Wilmington is a farming community close to Port Augusta, and approximately an hour from Port Pirie and Jamestown.

My EAL sessions offer:
o Personal and professional development and programs for individuals or small groups.
o Support for business team members to complement workplace employee support services.
o Outreach services where the client supplies suitable equine assistants and venue.
o Onsite accommodation package for people who want a bush experience with a daily EAL session..

My background, which supports my EAL Practitioner certification, includes Diploma in Business-Human Resources, Cert IV in Training Assessment & Education, and natural horsemanship. I have a lifetime of working with people in varying fields and locations around Australia, including, health, sales, recruitment and job service provider sectors. I have also spent much of my life working (and playing) with horses, dogs and livestock.

Wilmington SA
0439 681 071
www.wilkydoo.com.au
www.facebook.com/Wilkydoo

 

Judy Jenkin
Rohan
EPI Certified EAL
Bachelor of Education
Graduate Certificate in Special Education
Trauma Informed Educator BSEM
EA NCAS Level 1 General Coach

We are situated 10 minutes from Mount Gambier at Suttontown on the Limestone Coast of SA just over the border to Victoria. https://goo.gl/maps/Jp4t8n5UzHVRYRxu7

Having a vast lifetime of experience and qualifications in education and equine provides huge insight into horsemanship and human experiences. I offer sessions that explore themes identified with each client for personal, group or corporate sessions.

Our herd consists of our many equine partners supported by our bovine, ovine and poultry herds on over 100 acres of natural farm environment.

We have facilities for wet weather and an environment for unique experiences.

As a registered teacher I have all the relevant requirements and clearances for working with children.

Suttontown
0400 956 435
jj@eall.com.au
Facebook Equine Assisted Learning Limestone
Instagram eall348

 

Julia McMillan
Heard In The Herd
EPI Certified EAL
BA (PSYCH)
HORSE POWERED READING® FACILITATOR

Located on 30 acres at the top of Willunga Hill in SA, approximately an hour from Adelaide.

We offer tailor-made Equine Assisted Learning, Art/Play and nature-based sessions and programs for individuals or groups. NDIS clients welcome.

Sessions are available with our:

Equine Assisted Learning Practitioner
Creative Art/Play Therapist
Mental Health Social Worker
Occupational Therapist
Registered Early Childhood/Primary teacher
3 horses, 2 ponies (and 4 dogs!)

My background, including my EAL Practitioner certification, includes studies in Early Childhood Education, a Bachelor of Psychology, Cert IV in Training Assessment & Education, and natural horsemanship. I am also a qualified Horse Powered Reading® facilitator.

Willunga Hill
0432 034 876
heardintheherdsa@gmail.com
www.heardintheherd.org
facebook.com/heardintheherdsa
instagram.com/heard_in_the_herd

Tasmania - Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) & Learning (EAL) Practitioner

Lisa Palmer
RAEN Therapeutic Services
Bachelor of Social Work
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning (EAP/L)

I am a Social Worker with 28 years of experience working with children, adolescents and their families in the area of trauma, including sexual assault and family violence; youth offending; vocational rehabilitation and clinical mental health.

In addition to EAP/L I have training and experience in evidence-based mental health therapies such as CBT, ACT and DBT.

I am a new service in this area and as such will be exploring the nature of the service I will be providing. I am particularly interested in supporting riders in their relationship with horses; the area of mental health; and organizational leadership programs.

However I am happy to provide services to people above the ages of 13 years and over with any goals they identify at this time.

Wynyard, North West Coast, Tasmania
RAENTherapyServices@outlook.com

Laura Becker
Cradle Adventures
EPI Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Practitioner
Equine Assisted Learning for children / adolescents and adults.

I have been around horses all my life and currently own and manage a trail riding company with my husband on a 7,000 acre property with over 50 amazing horses. We have two young children who also love being around horses and nature. I also organise Horse & Yoga retreats and integrate Horse wisdom throughout. I welcome anyone who might be interested in learning more about themselves along with our beautiful horses.

Kimberley, Tasmania
0487 200 257
ride@cradleadventures.com.au
https://cradleadventures.com.au/eal/

Australian Capitol Territory - Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) & Learning (EAL) Practitioners

Lucy Balfour
L & P Equine
EPI model EAP Practitioner
Equine Assisted and Nature Assisted Therapy

 Services Offered: Nature Assisted Therapy around the unique areas of the ACT, or at clientele desired locations. Equine Assisted Therapy in Majura ACT. Groundwork Training and Coaching around the Canberra and NSW surrounding regions.

Specialities: Adolescents, Sensory Processing, Mental Health

 

Location: Canberra ACT
Phone: 0410 331 800
Email: lucybalfour@lpequineservices.com.au
Website: L & P Equine | Holistic Equine Services in ACT and Surrounding Regions (lpequineservices.com.au)

 

Ingrid Honeybrook
Counselling Line
EPI model EAP Practitioner

Ingrid offers equine assisted therapy for clients in a beautiful, safe environment. She works with clients wanting to address emotional difficulties, or those wanting to create effective personal change. Ingrid  works in a trauma-informed, kind, and professional capacity using creative, evidence-based therapy. She is presently completing her psychology honours thesis on equine assisted therapy for trauma affected Veterans. Ingrid is a PACFA and NDIS registered counsellor and EPI certified equine assisted psychotherapist.

Specialities: Active service personnel  (Army, Airforce, Navy, Police), Veterans, Teenagers   

 

Location: Canberra, ACT and Gundaroo NSW 
Phone: 0431 877 924
Email: hello@counsellingline.com.au
Website: counsellingline.com.au 

Northern Territory - Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) & Learning (EAL) Practitioners

Monique Simpson
Equineistic NT
EPI model EAL Practitioner

Equineistic NT is conveniently located 12km south of Katherine NT, offering individual EAL sessions and small group sessions, the EPI Horse Wisdom program, horse hangouts, education about horses and their care, and women’s retreats.

Equineistic NT provides safe and supportive Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) programs that are trauma-informed. Our programs offer personalised support and are tailored to meet each client’s unique needs and goals. Horses are powerful teachers, helping clients to practice awareness, presence, and authenticity, and to understand their emotions on a deeper level. Our EAL programs encourage curiosity and help clients to be more open and accepting of themselves while letting go of self-limiting beliefs. We believe that everyone can benefit from our programs and create lasting change in their lives.

 

Location: Katherine Northern Territory
Phone: 0467 508 855
Email: equineistic@outlook.com.au
Website:  https://equineisticnt.org/

Socials: https://www.facebook.com/EquineisticNT/

New Zealand - Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) & Learning (EAL) Practitioners

BA Education, Jeannie Young
EPI Model EAL Practitioner
BTchLn; MEd

I am a qualified teacher with a Master in Education and over a decade’s teaching experience across all levels. I have experience with a variety of Specific Learning Difficulties (SLDs) such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

I offer individual and group sessions and tailor made programmes for children, adolescents and adults/corporate groups.

Equine Connections operates from a beautiful property on the outskirts of Taupo, owned by my husband Tony and I, and shared by our two children, two dogs and of course, our horses. I invite you to come and see what I, with my small herd of horses can do for you.

027 8138095
equineconnectionsnz@gmail.com
www.equineconnectionsnz.com

Sue Court
EPI Model EAL Practitioner

University lecturing and management backgrounds, musician, Reiki Master, and Equine Touch practitioner. Specialities include personal and spiritual growth, managing life changes, developing creativity and self expression, and healing. Available for private and corporate sessions.

Practicing out of Waikato, New Zealand
07 886 1088

Wendy Sporle
EPI Model EAP and EAL Practitioner (Equine therapy & Learning)

I am proud to have added the EPI certification to my mental health nurse, recreation and sport, and counselling qualifications. My life has been blessed with the support of horses for more than 50 years and now a herd of seven is willing to support other people to achieve their personal and therapeutic goals through a trust “Āwhina hōiho”, based in the Far North.

We, as a team, can offer individual and group sessions and also retreats in self contained farm accommodation. My approach of healing and growing with the help of the horses and within the natural environment, while considering tikanga, is important to me.

Kaitaia
09 408 4241
kiwendi@xtra.co.nz

Christine Wilkinson
EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Dip. Comprehensive Nursing
Dip. Counselling
Masters Health Science, endorsed in mental health

Kia ora, I am a counsellor in North Canterbury, South Island, Aotearoa New Zealand. I am able to
offer a range of therapy modalities in my private practice, which includes ACC therapy for sensitive
claims. My background includes mental health nursing in child and adolescent settings and in the
field of eating disorders. A significant focus of my work is supporting individuals and their whānau in exploring growth and wellbeing following trauma. I completed a dissertation in trauma informed
care, this informs my practice and my collaborative, wholistic approach to working with people.

I currently live in North Canterbury and four beautiful horses join me in the sessions of equine
assisted therapy that I am able to offer. The difficulties that are often brought to these sessions
include PTSD, depression, anxiety and social struggles. I am able to offer the Horse Wisdom
Programme for young rangatahi/children and teens.

I also provide supervision to other health practitioners and psychological support to health care
workers

North Canterbury, South Island, Aotearoa
021 1340 165
c_wilkinson@xtra.co.nz
www.lifeaspire.co.nz

Johanna Capill
Willowburn Counselling
EPI Model EAP Practitioner

Specialities: Children and Teenagers

I am an EAP practitioner and counsellor in North Canterbury, New Zealand. My practice, Willowburn is located at an easy commute from Christchurch and Rangiora. It’s peaceful and quiet.

I have a background in horse-care, horse riding and teaching.

I am passionate about safe and happy relationships and helping people experience this. The importance of the relationship between horse, client and practitioner highlights the belief my practice is based on: Everything happens in the context of relationship. Hurting, healing, and changing. Increased awareness and change of perspective and behaviour often go hand in hand with this.

North Canterbury
021 038 2870
jo.willowburn@gmail.com
willowburncounselling.co.nz

Gail Panoutsos
Sweet As – Equine Assisted Therapy
EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Bachelor of Applied Social Work
Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHSc) programme specialising in Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health (Current student)

Gail has lived alongside horses for many years and has long believed in and drawn from the immense peace and wisdom they offer.

Gail is excited to share this and more with clients of Sweet As Equine Assisted Therapy.

Here at Sweet As – Equine Assisted Therapy we work with children, adolescence and people from various backgrounds with special needs, and mental health challenges.
Services provided at Sweet As are: Individualised psychotherapy, EAP sessions and the Horse Wisdom Program.

Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
Gail Panoutsos – 0211518128 (Text preferred)
www.sweetasequinetherapy.com
sweet.as.equine.therapy@gmail.com
facebook.com/Sweet As – Equine Assisted Therapy
Instagram – Sweet As – Equine Therapy

 

Toni Collins
EPI Model EAL Practitioner
BA Education, Social Work
Currently studying for Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Psychology

Nestled amidst the South Islands Southern Alps, just a 20-minute drive from Lake Wanaka in Central Otago (or 75-minute drive from Queenstown), you’ll find Wild Hearts Equine Connection.  Here I offer a range of experiences tailored to your needs including individual Equine-Assisted Learning sessions and the Horse Wisdom Programme. I am very passionate about my work and aim to create an environment that promotes awareness and connection. I’m thrilled to be able to use my skills to help support others through life’s challenges. I would love you to come meet my team of three horses and two dogs.

Wanaka, Central Otago
0210 293 9300
hello@wildheartsequineconnection.co.nz
www.wildheartsequineconnection.co.nz

Overseas - Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) & Learning (EAL) Practitioners

Bethany Finch – England – EAP
EPI Model EAP Practitioner
BA(Hons) Social Work

Bethany has a background in social work, schools work and youth work and combined her passion for working with horses and humans creating ‘Healing with Horses UK’. EPI’s first ever UK based practitioner bringing the models unique approach to equine assisted practice to the heart of Cheshire England.

Healing with Horses UK offers equine assisted learning and therapy to groups or individuals looking to see personal growth in their lives and support people in their life journey.

Cheshire, England
07739517990
office@healingwithhorsesuk.org
https://healingwithhorsesuk.org

Claudia Muraszombathi – Sweden – EAP
EPI Model EAP Practitioner
BSc Social Psychology

With my herd of 6 horses, I offer clients an equine experience in a tranquil setting surrounded by 50 acres of Swedish countryside. My background includes more than 15 years of social work, working with trauma, anxiety, family violence, addiction, exclusion and youth issues. I offer individual, couple, group and family sessions as well as the Horse Wisdom Program.

Sweden
0738275878
angstorp.hastterapi@outlook.com
https://angstorphastterapi.se

Karen Beck – Canada – EAL
EAL certified in API model
Australian Qualified Naturopath since 1998
Clinical Hypnotherapist
Hatha Yoga certification
Reiki Master
Trauma informed

Karen has a passion for helping others help themselves. She believes strongly in the power of Nature and present moment awareness to create the change needed to live a more fulfilling happier life. With the support of our Equine companions and over 25 years in the Holistic Health and Wellbeing Industry.

Karen has combined her skills and experience to enhance your personal development, healing and growth. Empowering you to live your best life. She offers Retreats, workshops, Group and Private sessions. (Specializing in Stress Management and women’s healing).

Kamloops BC Canada
1 250 808 9132
karen.kamloops@gmail.com
www.serenityforwoman.com
Instagram @serenitywithkaren

Nancy Rushford – Canada – EAP/EAL
ConnectByNature Therapy & Learning Services
EPI Model EAP/EAL Practitioner
PhD
Registered Occupational Therapist/ Psychotherapist

Services:
Nature & Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Social Emotional Learning
Nature Based Occupational Therapy
Children and Youth; Families

1010 Effingham Street Pelham, Ontario, Niagara Region, Canada
905 630 1909
www.connectbynature.ca

 

Anca Modan – Bucharest and Ilfov – EAP
EPI Model EAP Practitioner

Anca Modan is an audiologist, psychologist and PhD in medicine. Passionate about horses since childhood, she started in 2020 to search training options for horse assisted therapies. In 2024 Anca received the certification as an Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Practitioner by The Equine Psychotherapy Institute in Australia, and in 2023 and 2024 attended training in Hippotherapy in Romania. 

Open to group and individual sessions.

Phone: 004 0723 164 124

Email: terapie.echilibru@gmail.com

Website: in progress

Socials:  https://www.facebook.com/terapie.cai.echilibru