I grew up on a large self-sufficient country estate, and quickly bonded with the plants and animals around me. I was a very sensitive child and suffered from a disastrous schooling. Later I trained as an environmental educator and conservationist and began to realize how important Nature was for my mental well-being. I also trained as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist, Community drama practitioner, and Outdoor activities instructor developing a new model of engagement between people and the natural world, which culminated in the Ecotherapy Project with Plymouth NHS, and a position teaching about the benefits of Nature for recovery on the Clin. Psych. Doctorate program at Plymouth Uni. In 2016 I set up Nature and Therapy UK following some powerful epiphany moments. Our Shinrin Yoku training courses are based on the evidence from Japan and my own deep experiences of wandering in Nature. I feel very strongly that I have been drawn to this path and hope to share the insights of Nature with as many people as are interested in returning to the core truth of who we are.
Director and Founder of “Nature and Therapy UK”
"Shinrin-yoku, much more than a mindful walk in the woods"
Nature and Therapy UK