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Formerly  E . L . E . A  -   Equine Learning Experiences Australia


Healing trauma to create balance in our hearts, minds and bodies.



We are a counselling practice with the ability to draw upon our natural world, horses, dogs, birds, lambs / pet sheep, beautiful outdoor spaces surrounded by gum trees and gardens to conduct our therapy sessions across our three practice areas.

Somatic Equine Therapy

Drawing upon principles from polyvagal theory and Somatic Experiencing our equine therapy horses support and deepen awareness to clients specifically around bodily expression, sensation and activation of the social engagement system.

Trauma Counselling

Somatic Experiencing is a body oriented approach to treating trauma that focuses on processing traumatic memory, calming the nervous system and releasing traumatic shock from the body.  We can use Somatic counselling techniques to support people with trauma and or PTSD.  

Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)

The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is an

evidence-based listening therapy  designed to reduce sound sensitivities and improve auditory processing, behavioural state regulation, and social engagement behaviours through filtered music.

Emily with a horse at sunset

Meet Emily

Hi, I'm Emily, I have been in private practice for about 12 years now, starting as a life coach then moving into transpersonal (holistic) counselling and more recently as a somatic trauma counsellor.  Whilst my life journey has had a few hurdles along the way, I've continued to learn and grow.  I believe through both learned and life experiences I have the tools and methods to help guide you on your path to recovery.  To achieve stability through nature based practices and somatic trauma informed counselling steeped in polyvagal theory framework.  Reconnection to mind and body.


Success Stories

"I had heard that horses have a special connection with people with disabilities. I did not expect a miracle." - Cooper's Mum

Cooper - Age 7

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