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About Anne and the Herd

Anne’s passion and expertise is supporting others to feel safe, seen, and heard.

The word HEAL means to become well, make whole, or restore health.
At the heart of HEAL is Anne and our horses Nala and Denny are the soul.

Anne has been a fully accredited trauma informed, Equine Assisted Learning Practitioner for six years who recently added a counselling approach to her HEAL work with a Diploma of Counselling.
With over 30 years of Workplace Training and Assessment experience in tertiary education sectors in Australia and Canada, Anne is a highly skilled educator and passionate mentor.
Anne also volunteers as a Peer Support Officer with the NSW Rural Fire Service.

During her career at Sydney and Charles Sturt Universities (Australia), and McMaster University (Canada) Anne noticed that her ways of relating, communicating, and working with colleagues were being swayed by the coping skills she’d developed as a child. There was a growing awareness that some of the ways she related to people had become very unhelpful in the workplace and in her day-to-day life.
Anne’s project management skills, organisational skills, and eye for detail were often her superpowers but at times became her kryptonite (weakness).
Over time, Anne discovered reliable ways to heal from her own life journey through connection with nature, animals, and allowing herself the space and time to notice, accept, and process life’s challenging experiences.
Nowadays, Anne’s eye for detail, listening skills, empathy, and compassion are her most valuable assets as she supports others to heal from life’s challenges, notice their own strengths, discover genuine connection with self and others, and live their best life.

And now a little bit about the HEAL herd.
Nala and Denny were rescued by The Winged Horse Equine Welfare Inc (VIC) and adopted by Anne to join her in NSW as the HEAL herd of equine teachers. Nala and Denny have overcome their own trauma history and are now the most patient, playful, perceptive, and non-judgemental teachers you could ever hope to find. Nala and Denny are living examples of learning to trust, reconnect with humans and other animals, and living in the moment.

No matter where you are in your life journey Anne and our HEAL herd can help you accept how life challenges may have shaped your social/emotional skills, connection with others, and your health and wellbeing skills. Together we’ll explore unhealthy or outdated habits, be curious about some of those self-limiting beliefs you may have (e.g., I’m not good enough), and mentor you to be the leader of your own life.

Sometimes you never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory. – Dr Seus

HEAL proudly supports Love Your Sister and CanTeen Australia. Based in the Shoalhaven near Nowra, NSW, Anne and her husband Mark enjoy a quiet lifestyle of fishing, walking our dogs, travelling, and of course hanging out with our herd.

Australian Counselling Association Member (Provisional) 29435
NSW: Working with Children Check WWC1877314E
ACT: Working with Vulnerable People 0000063762

"A scar is proof that healing has occurred.”
Horses offer unique grounded ways of getting out of our heads, coming home to our heart and our five senses, and becoming our true selves. Come home with HEAL. 0421 977 129.