Founded by Dr Anna Cohen & Emma Caldwell, Heads & Tails is an equine therapy program designed to reach children and young people that traditional room-based therapy cannot help. Counselling for kids is is enhanced by the interaction with miniature horses.
In 2013, our co-founders were fortunate enough to watch the world leading horse trainer, Monty Roberts, support traumatised servicemen & women to work with troubled and difficult horses.
In this fragile and highly emotional union, strong bonds were formed through acute awareness and acceptance of each other. The horse and the human began a journey together, frightened and vulnerable but working to understand and respect the other so that they could be safe in the relationship and in their world.
This beautiful display of courage and determination inspired and continues to drive the animal assisted therapy that Heads & Tails provides. Our horses offer children, young people and adults the opportunity to learn about themselves and about others.
Through the introduction to the magnificent animals, learning about them, and working with them, change can be made through the application of cognitive behavioural therapy and psychotherapy techniques. This helps to build relationships and instil new values in the minds of those who take part, leading to and improvement in their quality of life, and a new-found respect and confidence in their own abilities – along with a comprehension of the value and need to work with others.
Choosing a therapist for children is never an easy task, but we hope that our innovative approach and use of horse therapy will provide breakthroughs for your children like never before.
EACP is a propriety limited company and the Heads & Tails model is trademarked. All clinicians are required to follow the OH&S policy and have adequate horse handling skills to provide safety to both our clients and the horses. All contact between clients and horses is supervised at all times. Our clinical practice is endorsed by Medicare and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority and all clinicians operate within the framework of this legal entity. Equine Assisted Clinical Psychology (EACP), known as Heads & Tails, is an affiliate of Kids & Co Clinical Psychology.