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Group Supervision for Outdoor Therapists

As an experienced outdoor therapist (before COVID made it trendy) I enjoy hosting supervision groups for outdoor therapists. This is a wonderful way for new and established outdoor therapists to develop their practice, learn from their peers, and really grow a sense of community that for me, is at the heart of outdoor work.

Personally, I feel that a fully online provision would be a very strange thing for an outdoor group, however, I do recognise the value in being able to connect with like-minded people from different parts of the UK, and so I have taken a blended approach to my outdoor groups. This typically involves meeting, a couple of times a year to be together in a face to face setting, and then receiving online group support in between. The focus of the group will be on the development of your outdoor model, working ethically in an outdoor practice, and considering how all of this will apply in practice. This is commonly attended alongside 1:1 supervision in order to meet supervision requirements.

If you are interested in joining a group, please contact me via email for the most up-to-date opportunities.

A note to trainees

Outdoor therapy is a distinct way of working that requires a shift in the therapeutic frame, this is, in contrast, to ‘walk & talk’, which draws on existing paradigms and is more accurately ‘indoor work’ in an outdoor setting. It is therefore important to note that my outdoor therapy groups are unsuitable for trainees without the consent of their training centre.

1:1 Support

If you would prefer 1:1 outdoor supervision, please feel free to contact me and we can whittle out an arrangement that meets your needs.