Louise Allen – MNCS Accred
About Louise (she/her/they)
Louise is an integrative counsellor and Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society.
Based in and around Faversham, Louise incorporates inspiration from nature’s cycles and processes into her therapeutic work outdoors, indoors and on the telephone.
Approaching counselling from the belief that we are all living and growing in the best way we can with what we have available to us (socially, psychologically, physically, and spiritually), Louise works collaboratively with people to explore and gain a better understanding of how they are experiencing life right now, how their past experiences inform their present and where they are heading in life. Louise works in a person-centred way, introducing existential ideas through listening and open-questioning, working alongside nature as a co-therapist and bringing in creative techniques.
With over 10 years of experience facilitating training and workshops, Louise is passionate about finding different ways to create a space where people can feel safe to learn about themselves and grow. Louise has a particular interest in death and dying – a part of life many of us avoid confronting. Louise believes that for many people, considering our mortality can help us lead more fulfilling and meaningful lives. She co-founded and co-facilitates the Faversham Death Cafe and is currently undertaking additional End of Life Doula training to better support people to navigate and live their fullest lives right up until they die.
As a Director of The Wild Space Kent, Louise brings experience and knowledge of working strategically in Ethics, Communications and Sustainability leadership roles. Importantly, Louise also brings a commitment to “not knowing” and working co-productively to ensure that The Wild Space Kent has the best chance of evolving and growing to meet the needs of those it is set up to benefit.
Nicholas Langley – MNCS Snr Accred
About Nick (He/Him)
Nick is Senior Accredited member of the National Counselling Society and an experienced therapist researching nature-based therapy.
Working in his home town of Hythe in Kent, Nick offers an existentially-informed outdoor therapy, integrating ecotherapy and existential philosophy with an aim to help people make sense of their existence, whilst living in a world where connection is inherent.
Nick has enjoyed a diverse career that includes more than 15 years in further and adult education, during which time he completed his teacher training (DTLLS); he qualified as a counsellor in 2012 and obtained a further qualification in clinical supervision in 2017.
In terms of his therapeutic practice, Nick has worked in a range of settings, with the majority of his experience coming from his successful private therapy practice based in Hythe, Kent. Working almost exclusively outdoors, Nick offers a therapy that focuses on meaning creation, opening up to possibility, and acknowledging connection.
As a Director of The Wild Space Kent, Nick contributes his experience in project management, a history of designing and delivering training programmes, and a passion for being outdoor that includes a budding bushcraft skillset. In addition to the above, Nick is currently researching nature-based therapies at postgraduate level and plans to continue the development of his ideas following graduation.