Beth has a passion for helping people to develop positive relationships in and with nature; she has extensive experience using parks and woods as a therapy room.
Beth has an interest in traditional ecological knowledge and ethnopsychology. She enjoys natural navigation, tracking and basketry and has experience of wilderness living in Scotland and Sweden. Beth has a certificate in Advanced Wilderness First Aid. She has a life long passion for nature stemming from a rural upbringing. She is a Trustee of the London National Park City Foundation and a Fellow of the London Environmental Educators Forum. Beth also teaches emotional leadership skills to expedition leaders, working in partnership with Explorers Connect.
Beth provides training for psychotherapists and outdoor professionals on working therapeutically with clients in nature through the Nature Therapy School, offering CPD and a Diploma in Nature-based Psychotherapy. Beth theorises our connection with nature from an applied psychotherapeutic perspective and has given talks at several universities on the therapeutic use of nature to support emotional health.
James has had an interest in bushcraft activities since he was a boy. He has 35 years experience of fishing around the world and 12 years in wild plants & fungi in the UK. He is a member of the Association of Foragers, The Coracle Association and British Mycological Society. James lives to be outdoors and is extremely passionate about sharing knowledge of the natural world to help promote individual freedom and stewardship of the environment.
Jenni Bacon, Engagement Manager
Jenni knows something about mental health and wellbeing, and quite a bit about brand and communications. She has an overwhelming enthusiasm for the wild and green spaces of her adopted city, and will talk about it at length until someone offers her a cup of tea. A fan of big scarves, long walks, birdsong and camping, she knows (and loves) that she has lots to learn about the natural world.