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Articles & Other Writings

On this page you will find links to articles, reviews and presentations written by Hayley Marshall.

Published Writings

Writings. Framed tree

'Taking counselling and psychotherapy outside: Destruction or enrichment of the therapeutic frame?'

This pioneering article written by Martin Jordan and Hayley Marshall was published in the European Journal of Psychotherapy in 2010.

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Book Review of Ecotherapy; Healing with Nature in Mind by Buzzell and Chalquist

Published in The Transactional Analyst in Spring 2012. My review of this book that still offers an excellent overview of the ecotherapy field.

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Book Review of Wild Therapy; Undomesticating inner and outer worlds by N. Totton

Published in The Transactional Analyst Autumn 2012. My review of this tour de force from Nick, a unique book full of important questions.

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Writings. Lightwood trees with sunlight

'The View from Here'

A seasonal column I wrote in 2013/14 about nature and outdoor psychotherapy for The Transactional Analyst Magazine. These columns contain some of my original thinking about outdoor work.


A Closing Speech for the Southern Transactional Analysis Conference, given in Feb 2015.

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Writings. Ecotherapy Book

Ecotherapy: Theory, Research & Practice

This book has chapters by many leading experts in the field including one by me - 'A Vital Protocol - Embodied Relational Depth in Nature Based Psychotherapy'. You will also find chapters on research from Scandinavia and art therapy practice, as well as some of the philosophical underpinnings for outdoor work.

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Writings. me and cow

The opening keynote speech I gave for the CONFER Conference 'Psychotherapy and the Natural World', at the Eden Project in November 2016

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Writings. Martin

My personal tribute to my friend and colleague, ecotherapist Martin Jordan who died 5th Jan 2017. I read this out at his memorial service.

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A short article remembering Martin for the journal Ecopsychology, co-authored with Joe Hinds

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Writings. Me and Gilesy


Recent writing on this exciting new approach by me & many others in the Transactional Analyst Magazine

Autumn 2019
Spring 2020

Spring 2021 - UKATA Conference Keynote Speech

Writings. Chesnerbook

New Book on Trauma and Creative Therapies

This new book published in June 2020 includes a chapter written by me

An elemental relationship - nature-based trauma therapy

You can find more details by clicking here

January 2023 -The special issue of the Transactional Analysis Journal focussing on ecological TA (Eco-TA) now published online

The issue, edited by Giles Barrow & Hayley Marshall, contains recent writings about TA ecological theory and practice, including an article by me - 'A place for the ecological third.'
Although TA focussed, this offers lots of interesting general exploration of ecological practice for practitioners from all modalities

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