Below is a  summary of my education and work experience. For more detail visit my linkedIn: Loes Koorenhof.

2017 – current Founded Equilore – Equine Assisted Therapy and Learning
2017 – 2018 Level 5 diploma in Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy at LEAP
2017 Certificate in Equine Remedial and Sports Massage by at Equissage
2016 Freelance horse trainer and riding coach
2016 Chartered member of British Psychological Society (BPS)
2015 – 2016 Researcher at the University of Exeter

  • Neurobiological changes in young people with a history of abuse
  • Pilot study with aim to create first pediatric neuropsychology clinic in South West
  • Neuropscyhological assessments of cognitive profiles in children with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and interviewing parents.
2010 – 2014 Self study of several natural horsemanship and training techniques including

  • Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling
  • Will Fearber at Art2Ride
2010 – 2014 PhD candidate at the Open University

Behavioural and neurophysiological clusters in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Winner Open University Poster Competition (2011)

2008 – 2010 Assistant Psychologist at National Society for Epilepsy
2007 – 2008 Neuropsychologist in training in The Netherlands. Undertaking cognitive assessments of children (aged 4-18) with Cerebral Developmental Disorders, such as learning disabilities, behavioural-, linguistic- and attentional- problems as well as neurological disorders i.e. Neurofibromatosis and epilepsy.
2008 Equi Libre Training. School for essential horse Communication at Terra Natura.

  • Equine Body language & authenticity
  • Communicating with horses 1 & 2
  • Sensitive and Connected riding; unity, balance and synchronicity
2008 – 2010 Assistant psychologist at The National Society of Epilepsy & National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

  • Research on effectiveness of memory rehabilitation
  • Winner Gowers Health Professional Award for MSc research by the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE, 2008)
2007 – 2009 MSc neuropsychology University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands
2004 – 2007 BSc psychology at University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
2003 – 2008 Carer Stichting Phildahelphia Zorg the Netherlands. Providing emotional support and directing activities for adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD/ ADD, conduct disorder, down syndrome and epilepsy in their homes and/ or workplaces.