One thread runs though the considerable diversity of my life; a fascination with the human condition and our relationship to the other than human world. That fascination has never been purely theoretical and I’ve always been concerned with how life might be nurtured to fuller flowering. This thread led me through philosophy, art, activism and academia, until finally I saw the connection; ecopsychology. I facilitate nature connection workshops, practice as a Counselor and conduct research. I have a PhD in Religious Studies and have published work on ecopsychology, animism, embodied knowing and the power of place.
“We who are together are one”.
My work encompasses art psychotherapy, counselling, supervision, training, research and art. A core theme of my work is eARTherapy – a synthesis of Art Psychotherapy, Counselling / Psychotherapy and Ecotherapy, working with and for nature.
The concept and vision of Kairos Consultancy originated in the mid 1990’s in Northern Ireland. A key aim is to nurture wellbeing, fostering creative time and space, with and for nature. I am committed to ecotherapeutic and ‘earth caring’ values.
I value nature, all creatures, and our diversity and interconnectedness. Key components of my eARTh-based practice include promoting: eco-creativity; an eARThing of practice, the curriculum and research; and working with and for nature.