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Are you a trainer, group facilitator or deliver counselling training programmes and interested incorporating outdoor therapy ideas, principles and theory in to a programme? I have been working outdoors with groups and individuals since 2007. I offer talks, presentations and sessions on this experience and of working  outdoors therapeutically.

Initially trained in horticultural therapy, I worked with a local community to convert a rented field to allotments and created a garden for health and well-being (Holme Valley Gardening Network, Wooldale Community Garden) . I co-founded a social enterprise (Growing Works) offering outdoor therapeutic activities for people with mental health needs and families of children with disabilities.

During this time I became more interested in working with individuals and did further training in counselling and taking therapy outdoors. I volunteered at the Huddersfield Women Centre on their outdoor growing space and worked with women in crisis.

I belong to an outdoor therapy supervision group meeting in each season in Shining Cliff woods in Derbyshire to support this work.

General ideas for sessions might  include:

  • The therapeutic principles of outdoor work
  • The benefits for clients and therapists
  • Incorporating nature and the outdoor environment into current practice
  • The challenges and considerations in working outdoors

These sessions can be delivered indoors or in an outdoor space

If you would like further information on structure, fees or would like to chat about working outdoors please contact me here.