Lisa Coffey

Lisa is the founder of Racing Hearts. Originally from Ireland, Lisa made the move to Australia in 2009. Lisa has worked in the racing industry in both Ireland and Australia.

It wasn’t until a riding injury that Lisa found her love of counselling; while recovering from her injury she studied counselling and psychotherapy. Naturally, Lisa combined her love of horses with her interest in therapy and discovered the benefits of Equine Assisted Therapy. Lisa’s passion is helping both people and horses.

Vanessa Keating with alpacas

Vanessa Keating

With over 20 years of experience in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental health concerns, Vanessa is a registered clinical psychologist who has completed a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology followed by a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology. Vanessa enjoys working in collaboration with each individual client and recognising their unique needs to develop a therapy plan that feels safe, supportive, and empowering. A true animal love, Vanessa has also been running her own farm for 10 years and is currently attempting to breed therapy-friendly alpacas.

Horses enjoying the shade of a forest