Neal Anderson MSc QTLS UKCPReg POL is a UKCP
Registered Psychotherapist and Supervisor in private practice and
chair of a Psychotherapy and Counselling Association. He has been
working in the outdoors with young people and adults since 1993 and
has specialised in youth development, leadership training and
promoting the value of the outdoors for individual and community
health and wellbeing. He is an Associate Lecturer with the
University of Cumbria and was the former Professional Standards
Manager for the Institute of Outdoor Learning. Neal currently leads
an international charity committed to ending all forms of
inter-personal violence, abuse and harassment in sports environments
Dr Kaye Richards (CPsychol) is a Chartered
Psychologist of the British Psychological Society, qualified outdoor
professional, experienced researcher, and Senior Lecturer in
Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University. She is leading a new
MA in Counselling & Outdoor Therapy, and previously led a BSc (Hons)
in Outdoor Education. She has diverse experience of developing
adventure and outdoor therapy, training outdoor professionals, and
has worked at the British Association for Counselling and
Psychotherapy facilitating national research activity in
psychological therapies. She is the convenor of the academic Journal
of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning, and has published across
associated interdisciplinary areas.
Andy Hardie PGDip, FPsych, MBACP(Accred), LPIOL is
a Forensic Psychotherapist and Supervisor registered with the BPC
and accredited with the BACP. He has worked as a Therapist in the
private, public and third sectors with groups, adults and young
people. He has worked extensively with a focus on personal
development with youth and marginalised groups in the outdoors.
Since 2015 he has been developing wilderness and outdoor therapy
approaches in Scotland. He has developed and delivered undergraduate
and postgraduate courses in Adventure Therapy and an MSc in
Counselling and is now Clinical Director of a charity delivering
mental health services across Scotland.
We would like to thank the following individuals and organisations
for their recent dialogue, contribution, and support to some of the
thinking and development of this statement:
- Dr Alison Greenwood, Dose of Nature, London.
Dr Barbara Smith, CAMHS Alder Hey Children’s Hospital,
Chris Frampton, South Lakeland Mind Outdoor Counselling Service,
Hayley Marshall, The Centre for Natural Reflection, Derbyshire.
- Lesley Dougan, Liverpool John Moores University.
- Mark de Bernhardt Lane, Aquafolium
- Mike Strang, Venture Trust, Scotland.
Dr Neil Bindemann & Dr Rob Lawson, British Society of Lifestyle
Outdoor Therapy workshop participants at the 2018 UK Outdoor
Learning Sector Conference
Outdoor Mental Health Interventions launch participants at the
2019 Sector Strategic Forum
- Dr Steff Revell, Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand.
- Stephan Natynczuk, Spare Crab Adventure.