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Find an Equine Assisted Practitioner – South Australia


Equine Therapy session, one on one with horse.


Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

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 South Australian 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.


Melinda Rabbetts

EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Mental Health Social Worker

Works with all ages, specialises working with Children and Adolescents
Riverland area, South Australia


Dr Sarah Paine

EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Clinical Psychologist
B.Psych (Hons), PhD (Clinical Psychology)

Experience in child, adolescent and family psychotherapy.
Particular interest in working with complex trauma throughout the lifespan and attachment based work.


Amii Larsen

EPI Model EAP Practitioner
MMentHlthSc, BPsych(hons), DipClinHyp

Amii is a qualified psychologist and has a wealth of experience working with people with gambling addiction, anxiety and depression. She is passionate about helping people learn new skills and different ways of experiencing themselves, others and the world in order to move through difficult times in their lives, and is excited to be able to bring her other passion – horses – into this work.

0419 836 416

Bianca Stawiarski

EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Transformational Coach
Trauma-informed Counsellor
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 (formerly Empowerment 4 Riders), 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 35 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.

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

0438 253 202

Equine Assisted Learning

Our Certified EAL Practitioners are teachers, disability support workers, youth workers, horse riding instructors, coaches, organisational consultants, and, people interested in helping people learn new skills, with the horses as engaging partners in the process.

EAL practitioners have also successfully completed over 120 hours training, supervision and assessment in EAL , and now offer it as specialist modality to support social-emotional learning, personal development and professional development such as leadership and team effectiveness skills.

EAL is not therapy. EAL is an innovative form of experiential learning – where clients develop new insight and learn new skills via relational experiences with horses.

Betty Oram

EPI Model EAL Practitioner
Wilkydoo Equine Connection

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.

I offer sessions and programs for individuals or pairs in personal and professional development.  These support you to build awareness and develop your personal skills for social and emotional well-being and develop team participation and leadership skills.

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.

National Police History Check Certificate # 1567147. Includes working with children or vulnerable groups.

Wilmington SA