Athena Herd Team

Together we can do great things” Mother Theresa


Jennifer Geach

Profile: Jennifer is passionate about tailoring unique personal learning and development experiences for individuals or collective groups at Athena Herd CIC so that you can become the best that you can be.


  • Co-founder of Athena Herd CIC (Organisational Member of ACCPH);Jennifer Geach at Athena
  • LEAP Equine Facilitated Learning Practitioner;
  • Mental Health First Aider;
  • Senior Solicitor qualifying into financial markets in 2008 during one of the most volatile times in the market.


Experience: Jennifer has a lifetime of horse ownership and experience as well as over 25 years experience of working internationally with magic circle law firms, global investment banking clients, international investment management firms headquartered in the United States, Insurers, American and European Information Technology companies.


Graeme Green

Profile: Graeme is a committed developer of individuals, and builder of teams, with strong personal Mindfulness and EQ skills.


  • Personal and professional coach;
  • Equine facilitated, embodied and experiential learning expert;
  • Mindfulness trainer;
  • NLP Practitioner;
  • Mental Health First Aider trainer;
  • EQi, Emotional Intelligence psychometric assessment and coaching.


Experience: Graeme has over 25 years of practical experience of team development and leadership in the insurance industry leading teams charged with delivering robust business facing operational services. He is a director of the CIC, Equilibrium for Life, and founder of the Mindful Horse. He has been delivering training alongside horses for 10 years.

Graeme has worked with clients as diverse as young people from Pupil Referral Units, fellows of Oxford University, and executive management teams. He also provides Mindfulness training to clients of the Mental Health charity MIND.

Ann Newman

Profile: Ann is passionate about the finer detail of making your experience with us at Athena second to none.


  • First Aid at work;
  • Mental Health First Aid;
  • Food hygiene.


  • LEAP: An introduction to Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy / Learning.

Experience: Ann has spent a lifetime with animals and recognises the positive effect that they have on individuals who are able to value animal company especially after challenging times.  Ann has owned horses for getting on for 50 years and also enjoys being an experienced dog owner, handler and trainer.  Ann excels in attention to detail.

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Maria Carlsvard

Profile: Maria is passionate about combining psychological therapy with the wisdom and intuition of horses.


  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling;
  • Certificate in the Therapeutic and Educational Applications of the Arts;
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Couple Counselling;
  • Accredited Counsellor by BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) since 2004.


  • LEAP: An introduction to Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy / Learning.

Experience: Maria has been working professionally with clients for over 18 years.  In particular, Maria has gained experience working in Primary Psychological Therapy and in private practice.  She has encountered and worked with a wide range of issues, such as addictions, mental, sexual and physical abuse, childhood issues, sexual identity, depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, relationship issues, autism and Asperger’s, to mention a few.



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Kate Chandlerkate chandler

Kate works with energy, intuition and a strong sense of oneness with nature to provide profound and deep healing for horses, animals and humans in one to one sessions. She is a huge advocate for the gentle but powerful healing that Reiki provides but has her feet very much on the ground and is a practical as well as empathetic therapist.
She also treats horses with massage (using Sports and Swedish techniques and Stress Point Release) and a deeply therapeutic blend of massage with Reiki. Horse:Human Connection sessions for people and their horses (a bit like relationship counselling!) are also available.

Kate enjoys working with people and helping them relax, rebalance, recharge and re-connect with themselves through Reiki and Mindfulness private sessions and group workshops.
Keep your eye on the events page of our website for Kate's upcoming workshops at Athena, both human and horse-themed!
To find out more about Kate visit her website
  • Reiki Master (with advanced Equine Reiki)
  • Equine Massage Therapist
  • Diploma in Mindfulness

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Michelle Jamison at Athena

Michelle Jamieson

Profile: Michelle is passionate about energy healing, health and well being and is passionate about making sure everyone, animals and humans, is looked after and generally fit and well here at Athena.


  • Certified Agent of Consciousness;
  • Certified Reiki Master;
  • Animal Reiki Practitioner;
  • Laughter Yoga Wellness.


Experience: Michelle has a lifetime of experience.  During a healing session with Michelle, Michelle will apply different techniques such as dowsing, chakra healing, balancing and wholistic Reiki assisting you with the healing where your body needs it most.


Please note that the Athena Herd Team are independent consultants and are not employed by Athena Herd CIC