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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
Grad.Dip. Counselling, Dip.LifeCoach, BA.AboriginalStudies, Dip.Contracting(Gov)

“Experience life in partnership, confidence and awareness with horses”

Bianca Stawiarski, from Empowerment 4 Riders, is fiercely passionate about empowering people to explore and move through distress, disillusionment or trauma. 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 specifically recognised for her work with Indigenous people, outreach services to rural / regional areas, and assisting women to embrace their empowered uniqueness. This is further enhanced by her work as a professional Transformational and Confidence-Building Coach both within Australia and overseas.

Working in both room-based counselling / coaching and equine-assisted psychotherapy outdoors, she brings an earthy connectedness and awareness that embraces her Badimaya (Aboriginal) and Eastern Catholic spiritualities.

Empowerment 4 Riders (a part of Warida Wholistic Wellness) is an Indigenous identified business through Supply Nation. Has current Working with Children clearance and Child Safe RAN, as well as being fully covered by insurance. Based at the Kersbrook Equestrian Centre (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.