Meggin Kirby (BA (Psychology/Sociology), MASW, Dip Gestalt Therapy)
Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Equine Assisted Trainer/ Supervisor, Equine Assisted Psychotherapist, Leadership Coach & Author
Founder of The Equine Psychotherapy Model (EPI Model) and The Equine Psychotherapy Institute in Australia
Meg is a Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist with over 20 years of clinical, psychotherapeutic, organisational, educational, training and consulting practice. A leader in the equine assisted field in Australia, Meg is the founder, senior trainer and supervisor of the first Australian model of EAP and EAL, established in 2011, The Equine Psychotherapy Institute Model (EPI). Meg is a passionate animal-lover, having lived with a herd of (now 12) horses for 20 years, with her husband, Noel, and two beautiful daughters Rose and Jasmine, alongside many animal family-friends including dogs, cats, rabbits, and chickens. Meg lives and breathes what she teaches and practices.
Meg is most passionate about Horse Wisdom, Nature, Awareness, Embodiment, Relational Psychotherapy and Change Processes. Even though Meg began in Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatry and the Homelessness sector, Meg is equally fluent working in Adult Personal Growth, and Organisational Consulting these days, offering signature Equine Assisted Leadership Programs to Melbourne University’s Advanced Management Programs, and private corporate consulting. Meg has a love of Training and Education, and enjoys her role teaching, supporting and nourishing EAP and EAL students to reach their potential, personally, and as practitioners.
Meg is driven to raise the standards of equine assisted practice cross Australia and New Zealand, to support culturally secure Aboriginal programs and training opportunities across Australia, and, to raise the profile of equine assisted practice and practitioners across tertiary institutions, funding bodies, media and drive robust research into this powerful field of practice. Meg is an AA-EAP-EAL founding committee member, and is super passionate about the role of AA-EAP-EAL in delivering on its fourfold purpose and serving its members.