A brief introduction to outdoor therapy
- 14th Oct '22 11.00 am – 1.00 pm
Join Nicholas Langley for this short workshop which explores the world of outdoor therapy, identifying some of the many models and approaches used. A particular focus will be on the philosophical and theoretical differences between outdoor therapy and the more traditional indoor settings. Is outdoor therapy simply 'therapy outdoors', or is there more to it than that? How are boundaries managed in an unpredictable setting? These and other important questions will be covered, to offer you an overview of the core principles underpinning eco-psychologically informed therapy models. Using examples from practice, we will explore the fundamental principles that underpin this increasingly popular way of working. There will also be a space at the end for questions, discussion, and sharing of your own experiences.
Nicholas Langley (He/Him)
Beginning his therapy career in 2012 Nick originally qualified as an integrative counsellor with South Kent College in Folkestone, Kent. Once qualified, he spent some time working with a local charity to provide low-cost counselling to the local community whilst building his experience and confidence, eventually moving into private practice in his home town of Hythe, Kent. In addition to qualifying as a counsellor, Nick also completed his teacher training in 2015 and expanded his career to deliver counsellor training in a variety of settings; he now delivers a bespoke training programme of his own design and enjoys supporting the next generation of local counsellors/therapists as they move towards qualifying. In terms of his therapeutic model, Nick combines his passion for therapy and being outdoors by integrating humanistic theory (with a particular interest in existential therapy) with eco-centric principles. Nick is also a qualified supervisor and particularly enjoys working with counsellors and therapists who are actively developing their professional identity. In addition to his therapy career, he is also an amateur bushcrafter and enjoys spending time in the woods, away from the hustle and bustle of modern living.
The workshop will be delivered online via zoom.