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.

Sue Lamond

EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Northern Rivers Equine Assisted 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 own uniqueness and embrace the power of awareness and self expression that resides within each of us.

Lisa Toman

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

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

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.

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

Dr Anna Cohen

EPI Model, EAP Practitioner
Senior Clinical Psychologist, Doc.Clin.Psych, M.Clin.Psych, B.Psych (Hons)

Anna has worked with children, young people and families for over 20 years specialising in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children and young people presenting with psychiatric, emotional and behavioural problems, and in assisting parents implement parent management strategies.

Anna combined her many years in clinical practice with her passion for horses to create the’ Heads & Tails’ approach. ‘Heads & Tails’ works with a team of miniature horses to assist children, young people and families in better understanding their feelings and behaviours, and helping them move towards social and emotional change.‘Heads & Tails’ also offers team building sessions focused on the development of emotionally intelligent leadership for organisations/corporations.

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.

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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.

Sue Jakes

Psychologist
Valley Psychology and Equine Assisted Learning
BEd, GradDip(Psych), PG (Psych)
EPI Model Equine Assisted Therapy and room based therapy

Working with young people from age 12 and women in individual and small group setting toward emotional wellness.

Prevention and treatment programs addressing secondary trauma and burnout for workers in the helping professions.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.