In 2017, Dr Loes Koorenhof founded Equilore. As a Chartered Psychologist (British Psychological Society) and a qualified Equine Facilitated Psychotherapist (LEAP) she works with horses to help people learn more about themselves, either as a coaching tool or through psychological treatment.
Originally from the Netherlands, she has lived in the UK for over 10 years and fell in love with the countryside.
I have had a passion for horses since childhood and can always be found in their company. I love working with horses through non traditional horsemanship techniques and have completed several courses in equine behaviour, body language and communication. These skills have helped me achieve a real sense of connection between my clients and horses.
With a BSc in neuropsychology, an MSc in rehabilitation psychology and a PhD in Clinical Neuroscience, she has worked with a variety of different mental health problems including young people, adolescents and adults with often a complex mixture of mental and physical disabilities such as Autism, Down’s syndrome, ADHD/ ADD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depression/ Low mood, Anxiety, Trauma, Abuse, Neuropsychological difficulties, Acquired Brain Injury, and epilepsy. Alongside my studies, Loes worked as a carer with young people and adults with learning difficulties and autism spectrum syndrome. She also worked as an assistant psychologist at the National Society of Epilepsy where, alongside clinical work, she researched the effectiveness of memory rehabilitation. During her PhD, Loes investigated different symptom clusters within Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). She then worked at the University of Exeter on a research project into young people who had experienced a history of abuse. During a further project she highlighted the gap in neuropsychological services in the NHS for children with Acquired Brain Injury and their families.
I founded Equilore after more than ten years of experience, both in working with horses and people. It is the perfect combination of what I love to do helping people whilst connecting with horses. For further details, please take a look at the brief summary of my CV below or click here to go to my LinkedIn profile: Loes Koorenhof.