Candesa Scarff has worked as a Child and Family Welfare Practitioner for nearly two decades developing experience in trauma and attachment informed practices. Candesa holds a Bachelor of Social Science and Master of Counselling and is registered with the Australian Counselling Association. Candesa specialises in EAGALA Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Personal Development and has been excited to find a therapeutic modality where she is able to combine her counselling and human/social services background with her passion for horses, to help provide improved emotional and social outcomes for clients. Candesa is a Certified EAGALA Mental Health Professional and a Certified EAGALA Equine Specialist, and holds both Blue and Yellow cards. Previously, Candesa was a Veterinary Nurse, owned a horse agistment centre, and was heavily involved in various equine sports.
Darryl Scarff comes from a business background in sales and marketing. Darryl has been involved in community work including involvement in supporting children and at-risk youth and providing specialist out of home care services. Prior to this Darryl worked as a qualified tradesperson, owned a horse agistment centre, and was heavily involved in various equine sports. Darryl holds a Blue Card, specialises in EAGALA Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Personal Development, and is a Certified EAGALA Equine Specialist.
Candesa and Darryl, and their herd of horses, reside on a tranquil 97 acre property bordered by the picturesque Cedar Creek and National Park in the scenic rim of Mount Tamborine just south of Brisbane, Australia. They both hold qualifications in Equine Management and have a working knowledge and skills in groundwork, horse psychology, and an ability to read horse body language and non-verbal communication. This is invaluable knowledge to draw on during EAP sessions and EAL programs to support clients in accessing their own solutions to life challenges.
At HORSEACCORD we use the EAGALA Model of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Personal Development
“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”