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About Us

Dr. Anna Cohen

Co-founder, Heads & Tails

Senior Clinical Psychologist
Doc.Clin.Psych, M.Clin.Psych, B.Psych (Hons)

Registration PSY1176554

Anna has worked with children, young people and families for over 20 years in both government and non-government organisations. She has strong skills in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children and young people presenting with psychiatric, emotional and behavioural problems, and in assisting parents implement parent management strategies.

 

Anna is committed to supporting families with the difficult challenges they often face, and in doing so, helping children to re-engage with ordinary everyday childhood tasks.

Anna has combined her many years in clinical practice with her passion for horses to create the heads and tails approach. This pioneering process embraces the qualities that horses offer with the unique ability of children and young people to create change.

Emma Caldwell

Co-founder, Heads & Tails

EAL Practitioner, EPI Model

EAGALA Certified 

Equestrian Coach + Educator

Cert IV Workplace Training & Assessment

Emma has been working with people and horses for almost 20 years. The unique characteristics of the Heads and Tails Program allows Emma to combine her extensive experience in horse behaviour and communication with the emerging field of Equine Psychotherapy.

 

Emma is passionate about horses and how they can relate to children, young people and adults supporting the development of self awareness, communication and problem solving with positive learning experiences that last a lifetime.

Belinda Jones

M.Psych,

M.A (Psych),

B.A. (Psych),

Cert IV TAA, MAPS

Belinda has been practicing as a psychologist for over fifteen years, working primarily with children, young people and families. She has worked in the non-government, school and private sector, engaging with children, young people and families who may be experiencing social, emotional, behavioural, educational, substance use and mental health difficulties.

Belinda uses an evidence-based, holistic approach, taking into account the presenting difficulties in context with family and situational factors, to develop a comprehensive plan for intervention and support. Using innovative and creative methods to engage with her clients in a meaningful way, Belinda seeks to understand a child or young person’s perspective, working with their interests and values to move towards positive outcomes.

Sara Ahmed

Clinical Psychologist

MA Psychology (Clinical)

PSY0001369997

Sara Ahmed is new to Heads & Tails and living on the land but not to her passion in helping others.

Sara’s care and wish, is to help others learn from their experience, to develop self-awareness by being present and to grow.

She has worked privately in the Blue Mountains and in the public health system in hospitals; community health and mental health settings.

 

Having the opportunity to work alongside animals and horses at Heads & Tails is closer to nature and to her heart.  She has a broad experience working with children, young people, adults and older adults struggling within themselves with managing emotions as well as relationships, school, study, work, and adjusting to change in health, situation and life.

Kathryn Cox

Provisional Psychologist

Registration PSY0002174323

BA(Psych), BA(Hons)Psych, BEd, M.ClinPsych

(in progress)

Kat is passionate about working with young people to help them develop, grow, and build skills which will help them through challenges that they may face. Kat has been around horses her whole life and recognises the role and value that animals bring to therapy.

 

Kat has experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and anxiety, and young persons who require behavioural support in schools.

 

She graduated with a double degree from Macquarie University in Psychology and Primary Education and first class Honours in Psychology from Western Sydney University. She is continuing her study at Western Sydney University and is now undertaking a Masters of Clinical Psychology. 

Kalena Smitham

Work Life Consultant
Masters in Management, Bachelor of Science (Psych), Cert IV Training & Assessment

Kalena has more than 20 years of experience leading and coaching executives, teams and individuals. Her skills are built from her broad experience working in executive roles in Human Resources, Strategy, Sales, and Talent development.

 

Kalenas strengths and passion are in guiding her clients to achieve the best they can in their work life through building leadership skills, gaining self awareness, understanding goals, improving relationships, identifying behaviours which might be causing blocks to performance, reducing stress, capitalising on strengths and making change. She is skilled at facilitating leadership groups and generating tangible outcomes.

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