Sarah Birrane is a Senior Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) Practitioner who is qualified and registered with LEAP equine. LEAP equine is an increasingly popular training provider for EFL and EFP (Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy). All their students are assessed and see practice clients before they qualify to ensure high quality amongst practitioners, and once they qualify are required to have regular supervision to ensure high quality throughout practice. CPD is also required in order to maintain registration.
Sarah was previously a physiotherapist working in the NHS before going for a career change to do Equine Facilitated Learning. She is an experienced practitioner who works with a wide range of children, struggling with a wide range of challenges in a variety of settings. Sarah mainly works with children with SEMH needs, adopted, fostered or cared for children and children struggling with anxiety/stress and struggling to cope in their day-to-day life, including school and home. Sarah has a lovely herd of gentle and intuitive ponies who do fantastic work and are exceptional at what they do.
Sarah is passionate about giving everyone the opportunity to experience the beautiful connection that horses can provide, to learn what these amazing animals can teach us and use this to transform their lives.
Sonya O’Sullivan is a local business owner who owns Stratus Associates Limited, a company that offers professional learning and development and professional communications training. Sonya joined Empowering Equine CIC as she wanted to be part of helping the younger members of our community to be able to achieve the best that they can achieve in life!
Anne Davies runs a hostel in Wythenshawe called Copperdale Trust. Copperdale trust helps with housing and rehabilitation for young men in need of a home and some help adjusting to life. Anne joined Empowering Equine CIC as she often sees the results when people don’t get the help they need in their younger years and would like to be a part of breaking that cycle!