Aylesford, Kent

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I am an HCPC registered art psychotherapist, working within the NHS and private practice since the 1998. I'd always kept my personal connection with land separate from my professional life, but in 2010, I decided to consciously reorganise my life bringing nature based therapies and practices into my work. Since then I have been developing a range of ecotherapy groups & practices, using ritual, bodywork, creative imagination and the arts out in the land. I co-facilitate The Circle of Trees group with Gary Nash in North London & have been developing an on-going elder women's group, workshops and immersive residential programmes with Deborah Kelly within the beautiful Powdermill woods in Sussex since 2014.

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My background is in Fine Art. I'm a qualified Art Psychotherapist & registered private practitioner with the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT). Other trainings include:- Post Graduate Certificate in environmental arts therapy, with Ian Siddons Heginworth (2014), Mindfulness teacher training level 1,Training with Meredith Little, (The School of Lost Borders, 2016) Services offered: Groups, workshops, individual therapy out in the land, supervision

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London, Surrey, Kent

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Published in Newsbriefing (2014) & (2015) Published "Ecotherapy, theory, practice & research" Eds. Martin Jordan & Joe Hinds (2017)

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  • Dear Vanessa,

    Welcome to this online ecopsychology community. We hope you feel inspired by this space, and we look forwards to any contributions you might wish to make.

    As and when you have time do please replace the blue flower with a pic of yourself or something favorite - and do please tell us more about yourself on your profile, as we find that both these things help build a sense of community in this virtual space.

    There are various active local groups if you wish to meet others from this group face to face. There is a large group in London, nothing in Kent yet - but do feel free to start one. There are other members from Kent here.

    Best wishes


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