MEET THE TEAM
JESSAMINE ("JESSIE") IHRCKE
Jessie is the Managing Director and Founder of THERIS. She has a long and extensive background in Equine Assisted Therapy having previously worked as the Operations Manager at the Riding for the Disabled Association Hong Kong and as an Instructor at the Riding for the Disabled Association Singapore.
She was also the Head Equine Assisted Therapist and a Riding Instructor for the Equestrian Federation of Singapore (EFS) based at the National Equestrian Centre (NEC). Her role with the EFS included the development and delivery of the EQUAL ARK Program - Equine Assisted Therapy For At-Risk Kids, a landmark program funded by Temasek Holdings.
Jessie has a degree in Psychology and Counselling from the University of Surrey Roehamption (UK) and a diploma in Equine Assisted Therapy (IGOGO, Germany). She is fluent in English and German, and has a good knowledge of Cantonese.
Ameerah an Equine-Assisted Therapist with THERIS and also a clinical psychologist by training. She has experience with a range of psychological difficulties including depression, anxiety, stress management, self-esteem issues, and emotional and behavioural difficulties. She has also previously worked in Singapore and overseas in both public and private practice settings.
Prior to joining the THERIS team, Ameerah was the Clinical Director at EQUAL-ARK Singapore Ltd., where she was in charge of facilitating as well as overseeing the curriculum planning and delivery of the equine-assisted learning programs there. She has also completed trainings and certification with the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) and the British Horse Society (BHS).
Ameerah believes in the powerful impact horses can have in helping us to learn more about ourselves, as well as in healing and transforming lives. She is thankful to be able to combine her professional training with her love for horses in her work at THERIS.
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