Horse Spirit Project

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

My experience

  • Trauma and Abuse
  • Addiction(s)
  • General counselling
  • Depression
  • Eating issues
  • Identity issues
  • PTSD
  • Sexuality issues
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Self worth issues



I learned much more about myself than I had anticipated and I survived the day.


I had no real expectations just wanted to challenge my fear of horses.

What I did not realise it was the fear in myself I was challenging.


Quite amazing,

thank you!


Meet Shirani Situnayake

I am a qualified Senior Counsellor, Equine Facilitated Therapist, Counselling

Supervisor and Group worker.


I have trained in Horse Whispering with Leanne Milward of Flying with Horses but I am also an experienced and qualified Counsellor.


I have a deep understanding and experience of working with a variety of issues, particularly those affecting women: child sexual abuse, domestic violence, self harm, addictions, eating issues, sexual identity and cultural identity as well as general counselling.


My work is also informed by my own life journey and it's fractures and I feel I bring a considerable amount of empathy and understanding to my therapeutic work.


I am passionately connected to the natural world and the wildness within ourselves, that may be called forth by this relationship.

I am a member of the UKAHPP.









Goldsmiths College, Certificate in Psychodynamic and Humanistic Counselling



The City Lit Institute, Diploma in Practitioner Counselling


Lewisham College, Diploma in Supervision



The City Lit Institute, Certificate in Facilitating Therapeutic Groups



Blenkiron and Foxgold, Horses as Mirrors of Ourselves (Equine therapy and Psychodrama)



Authentic Human Horse, Introduction to Equine Facilitated Therapy



Flying With Horses, Natural With Horses



Gestalt Equine Institute of the Rockies, Gestalt Equine Psychotherapy