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 Buxton in the High Peak and I am a Transactional Analysis trainer at 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. I have woven these together with my standard psychotherapy training and ongoing CPD to offer a fluid 'live-process' centred psychotherapy.
In the last 4 years I have been working alongside my colleague Giles Barrow, an educational Transactional Analyst, developing Eco TA. You can find out more about this exciting new TA practice here
To understand more about my whole approach you can view some of my book chapters and articles on ecological 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 11 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 (IARTA). I am a teaching member of the European Association of Transactional Analysis and the International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA). I abide by the codes of ethic of all of these organisations.

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