Michael has been working within health, eco psychology, therapy, education and outdoor programmes for the last 20 years. He brings a wide experience in facilitation, therapeutic methods, training and outdoor skills to his work with people in nature. As director of Human Nature and a senior member of a national health charity he has a vision that all people can access nature based support for their health, wellbeing and personal development.
Michael is a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist and mountain leader. He teaches and trains people to work with people in nature. With others he set up Failand Training and runs year long Certificates in Ecopsychology and Nature Based Practice. He is passionate that a holistic model must be applied within ecopsychology programmes in order that participants fully access the wonderful support and deep opportunities for personal growth facilitated by our human nature connection.
He has worked closely with Bill Plotkin in developing Soulcraft (TM) programmes in the UK and offers ‘Deep Nature’ retreats in South Wales with his life partner Rhonda Brandrick.