Beth Collier

Beth Collier

Herne Hill

07906 832 952

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Herne Hill

07906 832 952

About me

  • Professional confidential support helping you work through emotional issues in a warm, non-judgemental environment
  • Reflect on past and current experiences which are causing you concern
  • Understand your patterns of thinking, feeling and behaviours
  • Nature-based psychotherapy in parks and woodland
  • Supervision


The first steps in deciding if you want to see someone and who, can be daunting. It's important that you feel a counsellor is going to be a good fit for you so please do get in touch if you'd like to hear more about any aspect of what our sessions will be like, without any obligation to commit.

I hope that you find the following information useful.

Best wishes


I am a specialist in Nature-based psychotherapy using London's green spaces as a therapy room.

I help clients work through emotional issues, providing an environment where you can feel safe to express yourself without fear of being judged. Psychotherapy sessions provide an opportunity to reflect on past and present experiences and explore how they influence patterns of feeling, thinking and behaviour, allowing you to gain deeper insight into concerns and make more conscious choices, giving greater control over your future.

Your first session will be an opportunity to get a feel for how I work and whether it is right for you. In this session we will explore what brings you to counselling at this time, what you would like to achieve from the sessions - whether a tangible goal or simply more clarity about an issue - and consider how many sessions you will come for (something which we can regularly review).

All sessions are confidential and last for 50 minutes. I provide short and long term therapy.

I integrate a range of approaches to suit your individual needs including;

  • Nature-based psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Person Centred psychotherapy
  • Humanistic psychotherapy
  • Ecotherapy
  • Body Psychotherapy and Relaxation and Meditative techniques.

Nature-based psychotherapy

Counselling sessions in parks/woodland

Traditionally therapy sessions take place within the four walls of a physical room.  During nature based psychotherapy the natural environment (woodland/parkland) becomes the therapy room.

The natural and changing state of woodland provides a context to help you feel more connected to nature and wildlife, engage your senses and explore feelings. Many people find that the green tranquility of woodland induces a meditative/reflective mood which supports emotional awareness. Nature becomes part of our therapeutic relationship. During our sessions we will follow where your feet take us, whether you want to walk, sit or climb!

Nature based psychotherapy sessions take place in SE24 (other areas possible by arrangement).

Some things to consider prior to a nature-based session;

  • Woodland/parkland is not an enclosed space, we will come into some form of contact with people and animals (e.g. dogs), please consider whether you are comfortable with this, we will talk through anything you feel may be challenging (e.g. if you have a fear of dogs) and how we deal with privacy
  • Suitable footwear and clothing for the environment and weather
  • Sessions will run whatever the weather except high winds and storms in which case the session will take place indoors in the same postcode area.

I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by their Code of Ethics and receive regular clinical supervision.


I provide supervision to trainees and qualified practitioners.  Sessions take place in parks and woodland.  During the winter months availability is during the day time, during British Summer Time we can meet during the day or evenings.

Supervision is available in SE24 and SE25 (other locations maybe possible by arrangement).

Training, qualifications & experience

Beth Collier, MBACP, B.A. (Joint Hons.), M.A., P.G. Dip.

Degrees and Professional Qualifications

  • M.A. Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • M.A. Human Rights
  • B.A. Comparative Religion and Social Anthropology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Facilitating Therapeutic Groups

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy Outdoors
  • Nature-based Therapy Forum
  • Institute for Outdoor Learning

Conference Presentations

  • Challenges of urban lifestyles to wellbeing and the value of nature to emotional health, The Making of a National Park City, Royal Festival Hall, Sept 2016
  • Natural Therapy: The benefits of nature within urban lives, London College of Communication, Wild: ReNaturing the City symposium, London, 10 February 2016
  • Nature and Emotional Health: Using Nature as a Therapy Room, London Environmental Educators Forum, Fellowship Awards, London Zoo, 12 January 2016
  • Making Greater London the World’s First National Park City, Valuing Our Natural Capital: A Health Perspective, Greater London National Park City Official Launch, City Hall, London, 17 July 2015
  • Reimagining Well-being, Health and Well-Being and the New Forest National Park; Healthy Forest, Healthy People: A Joint Agenda?, New Forest National Park, Beaulieu, 28 April 2015
  • Reimaging London’s Emotional Well-being, What if we made London a National City Park?, Greater London National Park, Southbank Centre, 24 February 2015
  • Emotional Leadership: Responsibilities, Risks and Competencies for Outdoor Practitioners, Institute for Outdoor Learning, National Conference, 17-18 October 2014
  • Therapy in urban natural spaces; Developing positive relationships in and with nature, University of Brighton, Ecotherapy Symposium, 20 June 2014

My career to date has focused on both human rights and psychological health. I have worked within the human rights field for over 17 years, for the last 9 running a research consultancy working in partnership with UNHCR.  I have worked in the field of psychological health for over 9 years as a psychotherapist and researcher.

Member organisations


Other areas of counselling I deal with

Common issues that clients want to explore include:

Abandonment and rejection, anger, anxiety, loss, bereavement, depression, sadness, loneliness, eating disorder, stress, trauma, PTSD, low self esteem, confusion, neglect, childhood experiences, family issues, abuse, bullying, work related issues, ill health, obsessive compulsive disorder, shame, guilt, divorce, separation, break-ups, relationship issues, life stage crises, issues around race and culture, feeling stuck in life, personal development.

Many people who come to counselling are simply curious to learn more about themselves and to develop self awareness.

Photos & videos

  • London Woodland


Nature-based psychotherapy

South London (SE24)
£55* - 50 mins

Central London, SW7

£50, 50 minute session
£65, 80 minute session

*limited number of concessionary places available for those on a low income

Further information

All outdoor sites are within easy walking distance (under 3 minutes) from public transport.

Maps & Directions

Herne Hill, SE24

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Daytime and evening appointments available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I'm a Nature-based Psychotherapist, I use London's parks and woodland as therapeutic spaces.

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