As a Chartered Psychologist (British Psychological Society) and a qualified Equine Facilitated Psychotherapist (LEAP) I work with horses to help people learn more about themselves, either as a coaching tool or through psychological treatment.
Originally from the Netherlands, I have lived in the UK for 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 natural 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.
I have a BSc in neuropsychology, an MSc in rehabilitation psychology and a PhD in Clinical Neuroscience. I have 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 I have worked as a carer with young people and adults with learning difficulties and autism spectrum syndrome. I also worked as an assistant psychologist at the National Society of Epilepsy where, alongside clinical work, I researched the effectiveness of memory rehabilitation. During my PhD I investigated different symptom clusters within Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). For several years I worked at the University of Exeter on a research project into young people who had experienced a history of abuse. During a further project I 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.