Hi, I am Alana Browne – Psychologist and Equine Assisted Psychotherapist for Open Paddock.
I am a Psychologist and Equine Assisted Psychotherapist with over 15 years experience offering assessment, counselling, and facilitating group programs in a variety of fields, most recently within the correctional system.
In addition to offering individual counselling, I am a skilled group facilitator and offer clients the opportunity for therapy or simply learning skills for life in either an individual or group format.
I offer equine-assisted psychotherapy to young adults (12+ years old) and adults. I have a special interest in anxiety, depression (and other mood disorders), trauma, self-harm and suicidal behaviour, substance abuse, and offending behaviour. I particularly enjoy and have found success in engaging clients who would otherwise not seek traditional room based counselling.
I am so passionate about working with horses-as-supports in the therapeutic or learning process and believe whole-heartedly in the benefits of Equine Assisted Therapy. I completed my Equine Assisted Psychotherapy training through the Equine Psychotherapy Institute in Daylesford, Victoria.
Open Paddock was founded out of a desire to join my two passions, being human behaviour and horses. I wanted to be a part of this powerful and effective work and be able to offer clients an alternative to purely room-based counselling in order to promote more meaningful and lasting change in the lives of my clients.
I feel honoured every day to be able to do the work I do and support clients when they are at their most vulnerable or at a critical juncture in their lives. My herd and I look forward to meeting and working with you to address your therapy and learning goals.