Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
About the facilitator
I am passionate about working with those who have experienced trauma, are on the autism spectrum, people at risk of suicide, self harm, those who have anxiety, depression, addiction, eating disorders, social, emotional and behavioural concerns or people who feel they are just surviving in the world rather than thriving. My aim is not only to facilitate empowered change but also to enable people to flourish.
I am a registered Counsellor with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation Association (PACFA). Having completed a Masters in Counselling (Monash University) and a Masters in Education Student Wellbeing (Melbourne University).
Certified with The Equine Psychotherapy Institute, Equine Psychotherapy Australia Model, I completed the Foundation Training and advanced Working with Trauma training.
The Equine Psychotherapy Institute training has given me extensive insight into Gestalt theory and practice which is an excellent adjunct to my work on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MCBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I am passionate about working with the clients' present somatic experiences and resourcing clients to live their full, rich, and unique life experiences.
I am a firm believer in the benefits of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Positive Psychology, ACT and Mindfulness. When I discovered that my love for horses could be woven into this passion to further enhance people's mental health, I felt excited and motivated to learn all I could. I believe, as a result, I have acquired a unique combination of skills and experience which allow me to offer safe, therapeutic experiences for participants.