Viviane Oliveira Viva Equine Therapy Sun

Viviane Oliveira

Psychotherapist and Equine Therapist

Viviane is a qualified counsellor and Equine Assisted Therapist. She has  over 20 years of experience in counselling, psychotherapy, case management and community work in the private and non-for-profit sectors in Australia and overseas. In her first 5 years of career Viviane worked as a clinical psychologist in Brazil in private setting as well as for government agencies and drug and alcohol services. In 2010 she traveled the world delivering therapeutic services in a volunteer basis. In that journey Viviane worked with communities in Brazil, Argentina, The Amazon Forest in Ecuador, Mexico, Spain and Uganda. In Australia, Viviane worked in the child protection, drug and alcohol and mental health fields. She also provided extensive support for Aboriginal communities in NSW.
Viviane is passionate about supporting people to live a fulfilling and meaningful life. She is compassionate and empathetic and seeks to provide her clients with a non-judgmental and safe space to address their challenges and concerns.  

Viviane supports children, young people, adults and families to address a broad range of problems including:

  • Complex trauma

  • Childhood historical abuse and neglect

  • Sexual violence

  • Family and Domestic violence

  • Inter generational trauma

  • Parenting

  • Relationship Problems

  • Grief and loss

  • Behavioural problems in Children

  • Bullying

  • Mental health problems including anxiety, depression, PTSD, ASD and others

  • Cultural challenges 

  • Physical and intellectual disabilities

  • Sexuality and gender challenges..

Counselling Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Psychology from Brazil recognised as a four year degree in Australia

  • Graduate Diploma in Narrative Therapy

  • Equine Assisted Learning Certification


  • Equine Assisted Therapy and Learning

  • Narrative Therapy and Community Work

  • Strength Based Approaches

  • Positive Psychology

  • Art and Play therapy

  • Trauma informed approach

Professional Membership:

  • Associate Member of The Australian Psychological Society (APS)

Monte the equine therapy horse


Equine Therapist and Equine Teacher

Monte has 14 years of experience assisting people to live their lives in happier, healthier ways. Monte hails from the rolling farmland and open spaces surrounding Kilcoy. He spent the first 8 years of his life there where he was an enthusiastic participant in mustering, pony club and gymkhanas. He was reportedly an excellent student of these activities in this time. While in Kilcoy, he also brought joy and happiness to a young boy and his family. Monte then moved to Burpengary and continued his work in happiness. There he taught a young girl and her family resilience and confidence. While in Burpengary, Monte occasionally visited the horse beach at Beachmere. Here he discovered a love of sea breezes and the ocean. Monte then decided he would like to assist children, youths and adults on the Sunshine Coast, closer to the ocean and made the move to Woombye.