Neal Anderson MSc QTLS UKCPReg POL is the Professional
Standards Manager for the Institute of Outdoor Learning and a
qualified teacher, a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and Supervisor
in private practice, and chair of the Neuro-Linguistic Psychotherapy
and Counselling Association. He has been working in the outdoors
with young people and adults since 1993 and has specialised in youth
development and corporate leadership training. His experience
includes environmental and adventure programmes, workforce
education, and centre management. He currently leads several
strategic developments projects for the sector.
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 BA (hons) PGDip MBACP(Accred) LPIOL is the
Clinical Manager of an outdoor therapy service within Venture Trust.
A Counsellor and Supervisor registered 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 developed and
delivered on undergraduate modules in adventure therapy and is a
module leader on a MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling. 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.
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.