• They provide the opportunity to learn about building positive relationships.

  • They mirror or model our behaviour, which teaches us about ourselves.

  • They are a completely unbiased, non-judgemental companions.

  • Just the thought of a horse will evoke an emotional response in the human psyche.

  • They can move, touch and hold, in a way a human practioner can not.

Equine Assisted Counselling

and Learning.

Horses Enhancing Humans


The horse can evoke many responses from a person, all of them useful in developing awareness. The horse is a beautiful animal that lives in the moment, he can teach us how to experience life, he can reflect or model our behaviours.

Animal Based Therapy has been used for many years with great success in helping people learn about themselves. 

Equine assisted learning incorporates the horse as a role model of life, how he responds to his environment in the here and now without holding on to the baggage of the past. The horse will cause a person to experience a variety of different thoughts, feelings and emotions, many of which we have become numb or dull to.

Louise Atkinson at Whispering Sands Horse Play Centre in Bullsbrook, uses the Equine Psychotherapy Institute of Australia model to help people become aware of their true thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. Awareness is the key part to living a fulfilling life. As you become more aware of what is happening within you will learn  to respond rather than react,  so that you are better equipped to handle life and its affects upon you.

The EPI model utilises a combination of  Gestalt, Somatic Experiencing and Mindfulness to help people uncover their authentic self. 

Louise and her herd of equine facilitators will gently guide you through different horse experiences designed to help you understand yourself, to get awareness and clarity.

You do not need any horse experience to utilise this fulfilling service.

There is NO riding incorporated with this work.

HORSE WISDOM PROGRAM - a 7 session program designed to improve awareness so that people can develop a better understanding about themselves and others. Click here for more information.


Contact Louise now to begin life changing experiments and experiences.