The Centre for Natural Reflection Outdoor Therapy, Training & Supervision

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Hayley Marshall - Professional Background

I have been in full-time private practice as a psychotherapist and counsellor in the Stockport/South Manchester area for nearly 25 years. I originally trained as a classical musician, and began my psychotherapy training in 1995. I have been a practice counsellor in the NHS and worked with clients in both local industry and my local council as part of their occupational health teams. I have also been in private practice since 1998. I began my supervision practice in 2009, and have been a psychotherapy trainer since 2010.

I now see people for both indoor and outdoor psychotherapy and supervision in Stockport, South Manchester, and Buxton in the High Peak and I am a Transactional Analysis trainer at The South Manchester Centre for Psychotherapy and Red Kite Training. For full details of my indoor practice you can visit my sister website.

I am a clinical specialist in working therapeutically outdoors, having done so for the last 12 years. Originally working alongside my colleague Dr Martin Jordan, I have developed an embodied eco-relational approach for working with clients and supervisees out in natural settings. My current practice reflects a rather eclectic array of outdoor experience, including wilderness trail work with The Wilderness Foundation UK and ecological movement practice with Sandra Reeve. I have woven these together with my standard psychotherapy training and ongoing CPD to offer a fluid 'live-process' centred psychotherapy.
To understand more about my approach you can view some of my book chapters and articles on outdoor psychotherapy,. I have also been a speaker at various conferences on the subject. For details of this work please see writings .

Supporting other practitioners to develop their own outdoor practice has been a major focus for me over the past 9 years. In order to further this I established The Centre for Natural Reflection based at Shining Cliff Woodland in Derbyshire, which offers outdoor training courses and CPD groups for outdoor therapists.


I am a Certified Transactional Analyst, which means that I have completed four years of Advanced Clinical Training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, and passed my final written dissertation and oral exam. I have a MSc in TA Psychotherapy, in which I focused on outdoor therapy.

I am a Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst, which means I am supervisor and trainer endorsed in 2010 by the European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA). I also have a Diploma in Creative Approaches to Supervision from the London School of Psychodrama. Both of these qualifications mean that I am listed in the UKCP Directory of Approved Supervisors.

I am a fully registered member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and of the International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis (EATA) and I am a teaching member of the International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA). I abide by the code and ethics of all of these organisations.

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