Equine Therapy EPI Faculty

Lisa Toman

Lisa Toman


EPI Supervisor

Gestalt Psychotherapy (MA)
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (Advanced Cert)
Outdoor Leadership (Cert),
Sensory Motor Art Therapy (Cert)
Systemic Family Constellations (Facilitator Training Cert)

For as long as she can remember Lisa was outside. She has a particular interest in the interconnectedness, of all living things. How this relates to our, physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. How relationship with the natural world, including animals, horses, nature and art can enrich our lives, enhance our sense of wellbeing, belonging, connectedness, ease, wonder and aliveness, make us better equipped to meet challenges.

In her work with people Lisa draws over nineteen years experience, a background in Outdoor Leadership, Gestalt Psychotherapy; Equine Assisted Psychotherapy; Mindfulness; Embodied Awareness; Creative and Expressive Art therapy.

Particularly interested in expanding the human relational field and the benefits of the natural world in supporting the healing of trauma. Lisa has worked extensively in a variety of counselling and psychological services, including most recently the role of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy specialist and individual therapist at Byron Private Treatment Centre for 5 years. She also has experience in related areas and has worked in drug and alcohol, disordered eating, trauma recovery, and mental health fields.

One of Lisa’s greatest passions is supporting and mentoring students, through their professional modalities and their personal life. Available for both Supervision and Psychotherapy face to face or online to EPI students, trainees and practitioners.

In her personal experience, based in beautiful Byron Bay, Lisa is a mother to three grown boys. You’ll most likely find her canoeing on the Brunswick River, riding on the beach with friends or exploring and wandering in nature.