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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 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.


Founder, Senior Trainer

Meg Kirby

EAP Equine Assisted Psychotherapist
The Equine Psychotherapy Institute
Mental Health Social Worker

Works with individuals, children/adolescents, couples, groups, supervision/training, corporate/organisational teams
Works with her family herd of 12 horses supporting client’s awareness and growth.

Daylesford, Victoria
0437 882 600 |


Senior Trainer

Noel Haarburger

EPI Model EAP Practitioner
The Equine Psychotherapy Institute
Equine Psychotherapist and Equine Psychotherapy Trainer

Works with mental, personal, relationship and spiritual growth with individuals, couples, adolescents. Specialises in working with Trauma.
Works with his family herd of 9 horses supporting client’s growth and change.

Daylesford, Victoria
0428 951 498


Leanne Winter

EAP Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
Clinical Psychologist – registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Association (Aphra) and the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
Medicare rebates available.
Sees children, adolescents, adults and groups. Individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and disability are most welcome.
Works with both a mini pony herd and larger horses.

Mullum Road Clinic
67 Mullum Mullum Road
Ringwood Vic 3134
03 9879 5876


Stephanie Milburn

EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Bachelor in Psychological Studies, Masters of Counselling specialising in children and adolescents.
Qualified Horse Safety Australia Riding Instructor.

Melbourne Equine Assisted Counselling works with individuals, couples, and groups offering sessions for children, teens and adults.
Steph is passionate about helping others on their journey of self discovery, working with a small herd of horses, to support social and emotional awareness through a mindfulness based program.
Steph has experience working with both children and adults but has a particular interest in prevention programs for primary school aged children.

Phone: 0434 437 637
Location: Cranbourne South, Victoria.


Dr Traci Coventry

EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Clinical Psychologist
BA (Hons.); BBSC. (Hons.); Gr. Dip Psych; DPsych (Clinical, Child and Family).
MAPS, MAPS Clinical College.

Specialising in child and family therapy, anxiety and depression, autism spectrum disorders and relationship work.

Epona Brae, Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria.
0402 050 317
Website (and blog) –
Facebook: Coventry Psychology at Epona Brae
Twitter: @eponabrae
Instagram: eponabrae


Alana Browne

EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Psychologist, BPsySc (Hons)
Open Paddock Equine Assisted Psychology

Works with individuals and groups and has a special interest in working with young adults ‘at risk’ of academic, social, emotional, and behavioural problems.

Labertouche, Victoria
0426 198 835


Tanée Vincent

EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Counsellor, Welfare Worker
Working with my herd of four to support children, adolescents and adults to increase self awareness, social & emotional skills, personal development, growth and healing. I am passionate about my work with children and parents as well as those who are experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD or Trauma.

Ballarat, Victoria
0419 335 154
Facebook: Ballarat Equine Assisted Psychotherapy


Sam Naidu

EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Social Worker and Psychotherapist

Offering safe, ethical, professional services for children, youth, individuals, families, organisations and groups – specialising in:

  • Counselling for anxiety, depression, addiction and trauma
  • Consultancy and Training for organisations
  • Professional Supervision for Social Workers

0418 215 160


Sophie Lord

EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Diploma & M.A. Psychotherapy and Social Studies (certified by UKCP), Certificate IV in AOD, Mindfulness & Meditation Facilitator.

I offer a safe environment to explore emotional issues, self awareness, and relationship patterns. I have worked with teenage and adult clients experiencing, depression, anxiety, Trauma, PTSD, suicidal ideation, self harm, and alcohol and other drug issues.
Somerville, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, 3912

0452 420 277


Jane Hall

EPI model EAP Practitioner
Registered Counsellor (PACFA) and Teacher
Masters in Counselling, Masters in Student Wellbeing and Leadership, DipEd and BA Sc (Ag).

Together with my herd of 4 horses I am passionate about supporting the wellbeing of children, adolescents and adults. Sessions are offered individually, for couples, families and groups through room based counselling and equine assisted therapy.
EQ wellbeing is for people wanting to see change or growth regarding mental health and relationship. This may include but is not limited to working with symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, self-harm, post traumatic symptoms, grief and loss.
Social skill development and emotional regulation skills for all people and specialising in ASD.
School programs for ‘at risk’ and disengaged youth.
Pos Eq (Positive psychology and EAL) Educational PD and mindfulness programs for teachers and students.
EQ Wellbeing
Safe, ethical, professional

Mansfield, Victoria
0417 765 366


Emily Ludwick

EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Credentialed Mental Health Nurse at Monash Health
EPI Model EAP Practitioner at EIRLYS

Based at the foothills of Bunyip State Forest in Western Gippsland
Specialises in all areas of mental health, with no restriction on age or gender
I also have a keen interest in supporting horse owners in finding a deeper connection with their own horses

Gippsland, Victoria
0424 529 861


Sophie Hosking

EPI Model EAP Practitioner
Bachelor in Psychology, Graduate Diploma in Primary Education, Advanced Clinical Training in Contemporary Gestalt Therapy.

Los Equidos supports children, adolescence and adults.  Offering room based gestalt therapy, Equine and Animal Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Corporate and private group Workshops.  Located on the Mornington Peninsula. Welcomes self managed and plan managed NDIS clients.

Los Equidos
600 Dunns Creek Road, Dromana 3936 VIC


Larissa Judd

EAP | Equine Assisted Psychotherapist
Centre for Equine Assisted Learning & Wellness
B.Ed, Grad.Dip Counselling, Reiki I & II
Advanced study: ‘Trauma and working with the brain, body and whole person’, ‘Working with Children and Adolescents’

Works with individuals, children/adolescents, couples, families, parents & grief support

Based in South Gippsland, just a short drive from Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs Larissa works with her herd of 10 horses.

An all-weather facility ensures no interruptions in treatment plans, Face-to-Face Counselling available.

Our Mindful Riding program and all weather facilities also offer a safe environment in which to explore personal growth with your own equine partner.
Residential Programs available with Accommodation Options on-site and nearby

0428 768 916


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.


Valence Williams

EPI Model EAL Practitioner
Horsemanship Coach
Meditation Teacher
Clinics, private and online coaching.

0410 606 460
Soul Horse Revolution


Jo Ellison

EPI Model EAL Practitioner
Mindful Horse

Mindful Horse is located in the beautiful East Gippsland town of a Metung, situated within the heart of the Gippsland Lakes system.  My herd of horses and I offer programs/ sessions that support people to reconnect with their deeper nature, true power and wellbeing.  Sessions are suitable for children, adolescents and adults and can be specifically tailored for individuals, couples, families or small groups.

Metung, Victoria
P:  0407 280 978
Facebook: Mindful Horse


Michelle Quinn

EPI Model EAL Practitioner

Bowen Therapy Practioner for Horses and Humans
Provides a holistic approach to wellbeing through EAL and Bowen therapy
Works with her herd of horses to provide self awareness, connection and relationship for spiritual and personal development.

Cohuna, Victoria.
03 5455 9273 or 0428 559 202


Lynn Exton

EPI Model EAL Practitioner / Advanced Practitioner
Counsellor, Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner, Natural Therapist
RN, RM, BHSc, MPHCEquine Assisted Practitioner at Epona Awakenings

As a registered nurse I have worked in the Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol fields for many years, including 14 years experience working with “high risk” young people who have complex needs related to their trauma, mental health and/or substance use.

I also have 26 years experience as a Natural Therapist specialising in Mental Health.
I work with my herd of three horses to provide services to support children, adolescents and adults to increase their self-awareness and social & emotional skills for personal development, healing, relationships, team building and leadership development.

Programs are designed for individuals and groups.
I have a special interest in working with First Responders/Health Professionals who are experiencing Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma or PTSD.

Ballarat, Victoria
0417 055 105


Tama Green

EPI Model EAL Practitioner

My herd and I co-facilitate psycho-social development programs for young people and women. Through experiential learning, participants can develop core life skills and emotional and social intelligence.

Bairnsdale, East Gippsland
0401 603 050
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Rachael Gibson

EPI Model EAL Practitioner

I provide a holistic approach to wellbeing through my work with horses and often combine other energy balancing techniques and therapies such as reiki, reflexology, guided visualisations and energy work.

I have been in private practice for over 10 years in helping people come back into balance and in 2017 trained with the EPI to incorporate horse wisdom into my toolbox of modalities.

A unique experience I have created is a 45 minute equine assisted learning session with the horses, followed by a 45 minute healing session on a massage table outside in a beautiful garden setting with the horses still present. In the winter months the healing session moves into my treatment room inside, out of the elements.

I work with my herd of 4 horses to provide self awareness, connection and help people be the best version of themselves. I also help clients connection in both their spiritual and personal development. Each session is targeted around the individual client and what they are currently working through.

I love working with people who are working through anxiety and depression, as I have a lot of experience with these conditions, and I know how beneficial this work can be in helping people being resourced as they navigate their way back to equilibrium.

Woodend, Victoria.
03 5427 1940 or 0415 288 438


Tammy Antoine

EPI Model EAL Practitioner
BA, BSW, Aged Care, Disability, and Carer Support
Member AASW

Specialising in grief and loss and carer support. (Working with Carers of all ages who care for family members and friends with complex needs including disability, mental illness, chronic condition/s, terminal illness, alcohol or other drug issues or who are frail-aged).
Working with Relationships, Anxiety, Depression, Mood disorders. Group work and Individual therapies – Life skills, corporate and organisational team building.
Offering Herd meets, meeting individual horses; ridden experiences also offered.

Pakenham, Victoria
0450 054 502


Katie Murray

EPI Model EAL Practitioner
Bachelor Hlth Sci (Hlth Prom), Dip Counselling (current student)

‘Indigo Horse Wisdom’ – Horses Helping Humans

Katie offers personal development sessions with her herd of three horses in the beautiful north east Victoria. She is passionate about providing social and emotional learning for youth, and supporting adults towards increased awareness and development, leading to greater choices, empowerment and fulfillment in their lives.

Location: Beechworth, north east Victoria
Phone: 0404 877 787


Maelani Mills

EPI Model EAL Practitioner
BA Communications, Dip Counselling (current student)
Registered Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance)

Located 20 minutes from Melbourne CBD, Maelani offers an integrative EAL program that fosters deep personal growth, as well as an environment to safely work through fears, anxieties, and limiting belief patterns. She weaves elements of Yoga and mindfulness throughout, with her horses as colleagues, to build a deeper connection with our own inner wisdom and intuition.

Sessions are available to everyone, from those suffering from stress, anxiety and/or grief to those who are feeling unsettled, unfulfilled, and unsure of what the next steps are.

Maelani offers individual, group, unmounted and mounted experiences for clients of all ages at the farm, as well as personal development coaching sessions remotely.

Equine Ananda – Greenvale, VIC
044 833 9534