Welcome to Pathfinder-UK

Nature Is A Powerful Facilitator For Change
As Such It Has Great Therapeutic Value

Nature Is My Office

Hello, my name is Geoffrey

I am a counsellor with an MSc in Addiction Psychology and Counselling from London South Bank University. I am a Survival, Bushcraft and Tracking Instructor. I am also the author of the book series ‘Discover Nature Awareness’.

I only work in Nature and with Nature and not in a room, I find working in a room restrictive whereas being in Nature, is very freeing and I can be more creative in nature.

I have developed an intervention called Natural Awareness which is designed to help us look at ourselves through a series of activities which connects us with our innate relationship with nature.

My job is to help reconnect you with Nature - Nature does the Healing, it allows you to Change your Internal Landscape through your Experiences with your External Landscape.

Below are links to my various web sites showing the wide range of skills I can offer you ranging from training in Nature-based Therapy to running a Tracking Course or even working with your staff by delivering some team building.

Geoffrey was asked to support the client group by taking them into nature once a week, this was when his skill base increased by exploring various nature based activates with the clients. During his time in this job the results and feedback from both clients and counsellors and the owner was extremely good and it was clear that Natural Awareness was able to support the 12 Step programme and was helping the clients to get into active recovery, as well as presenting openings for the counsellors to approach their client from a different angle.

Working in nature produces results not achievable within four walls. In fact the owner of Promis Dr Robert Lefever once said to Geoffrey "Whatever it is that you are doing please don't stop" Since then Geoffrey has trained in many other aspects of counselling and he continues to explore how he can help support rehabs with their client group. Working with nature is low cost but produces some amazing results. Geoffrey believes all rehabs and other organisations should include a nature-based intervention within their programme.

Promis Recovery Centre
My Videos
Book Shop

Natural Awareness is a Nature-based Therapy that's

in the 'Here and Now'

“Geoffrey is unique, and defies stereo-typing. A giant of a man with a gentle soul. A soldier who believes in peace. A man who's attuned to nature and to people in all their inter-connectivity. A man to absolutely depend upon, who will bring out and hold your own emergent courage until you can hold it yourself.

And there's a real gift because whether we are delving into the unknown in ourselves or into the raw side of nature, we need to know we are with someone who can and will deal with anything that comes up. That's Geoffrey”.

Adrian Wilson-Smith - CEO - Counselling & Psychotherapy

Geoffrey's workshops are completely extraordinary.  As a natural-born cynic, I attended the first one with a lot of doubts.  Geoffrey was working with three young lads who had more than their fair share of troubles in life.  Although I could just have observed and filmed, Geoffrey and the lads invited me into the workshop.  I was drawn into a bubble of trust and calm that had a very profound effect on me.  Geoffrey has a way of working - calmly, slowly, with humour - that really draws you in.  His ability to connect with the natural world, and to share that connection to others, is really profound.  

Games that seem simple and even child-like when described, took on a huge significance in my mind.  We were all deeply affected by the experience... Amazing”.

David Bond - Director - Green Lions