About HorseAccord

Candesa Scarff has worked with individuals, couples, families, adolescents, children, groups and teams for over two decades. Candesa holds a Bachelor of Social Science and Master of Counselling, is registered with the Australian Counselling Association, and a Certified EAGALA Professional. Candesa specialises in EAGALA Equine Assisted Therapy and Personal Development where she is able to combine her counselling and human/social services experience with horses to provide improved emotional and social outcomes for clients. Candesa also provides office based counselling using integrated and evidence-based approaches to assist people in self-growth & development.

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 specialises in EAGALA Equine Assisted Therapy and Equine Assisted Personal Development, and is a Certified EAGALA Professional. Darryl provides Equine Assisted programs, workshops, and retreats for the public as well as Leadership Development and Team Building workshops for workplaces.

Candesa and Darryl, and their herd of horses, reside on a rural 5 acre property bordered by the Albert River in Stapylton, 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 EAGALA Equine Assisted sessions and 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

Australian Counselling Association (ACA)

“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”
Winston Churchill