Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) Practitioners

EAP is otherwise known as ‘equine therapy’ or ‘horse therapy’ – delivered by clinicians, who offer treatment for mental health conditions. counselling and psychotherapy services.

Our Certified EAP Practitioners are registered mental health and clinical professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, counsellors, psychotherapists, mental health occupational therapists and nurses) who have also successfully completed over 120 hours training, supervision and assessment in EAP, and now offer it as specialist clinical modality within their professional field of practice.

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.

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