With my love of the outdoors and specialist training in ecotherapy, I have integrated nature into my coaching and supervision practice when it is appropriate to do so. This involves much more complexity than simply taking a client out of the office and offers infinite potential. Here are examples of some aspects requiring particular expertise and attention:

  • Assessing when taking a client outdoors is (in)appropriate.
  • Contracting, and spot contracting, for working together in an unpredictable, more democratic environment.
  • Ensuring psychological containment in an uncontained open space and varying the natural setting to finetune its holding impact.
  • Drawing on the dynamic aspects of nature to accelerate internal processing (e.g. through the lenses of metaphor, Gestalt, mindfulness, somatic noticing for client and practitioner.)


Nature as Dynamic Co-Partner

This article appeared in the October 2019 issue of Coaching Today, which is published by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (c) BACP.



Virtual (Zoom) specialist supervision groups: Nature as Dynamic Co-Partner

Would you like to learn how to:
*optimise the impact of integrating nature into your coaching – both outdoors and virtually?
*create psychological safety and containment for working outdoors?
*use the natural environment to deepen your inquiry into your own practice?

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Virtual (Zoom) specialist supervision group: Psychological Safety

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Specialist supervision groups in London parks (temporarily virtual):

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Please contact me if you would like to discuss this or any other supervision options.


Nature as Dynamic Co-partner Virtual Masterclass (covering outdoor and virtual coaching):
11 June 2021 Download flyer

Nature as Dynamic Co-Partner Workshop:
St Mary’s Lighthouse, Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, to be rescheduled Download flyer

Speaker events

Coaching Climate Alliance 4 March 2021: “Let the ecology do the coaching and supervision” – contributing to the expert panel discussion alongside Professor Peter Hawkins, Lily Seto and Jackee Holder.

Register here: https://www.climatecoachingalliance.org/event/dialogue-or-discussion-let-the-ecology-do-the-coaching-and-supervision-panel-and-discussion/