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.

Louise Atkinson

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.

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

Kajsa Wevel

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.

Leisa Watson

EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Credentialed Mental Health Nurse and Equine Psychotherapy Practitioner.

EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Credentialed Mental Health Nurse and Equine Psychotherapy Practitioner.

Mel Keen

EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Psychologist at Horse Horizons
BA(Hons), GradDipEd, MCouns
Assoc MAPS

Unique psychology services for individuals and groups; working with children/adolescents, adults, couples & families.
Corporate leadership & development programs.

Emma Ward

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 Equestrrian Australia Coach (no practising)
Current Senior First Aid Certificate, Certified Mental Health First Aid

I work as a Mental Health 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.