After 21 years of supporting people to access and integrate the deeper aspects of their unique lives, I’m developing Deep Ecopsychology. It’s a synthesis of NLP, Self-Relations Psychotherapy, Generative Coaching, Systemic Trance, Jungian Psychology and the resonant intelligence of the body, all rooted in the deep wisdom of the wild natural world. It’s primary focus is to help people access and embody their own deep imagination, creativity and skill in service to their authentic intentions.

I work one to one in person in my office, out in the wild and internationally via the web. I offer personal development retreats, vision quests and organisational facilitation, training and consultancy in the UK and beyond.


Deep Ecopsychology rises from three core principles. In brief these are:

Depth Psychologies assert that for every observable expression (or surface structure) of human consciousness there is a corresponding deep structure motivation; what we see for instance expressed as behaviour has it’s motivations at a layer that exists beneath and before that behaviour. 

Ecology asserts that ‘Life’ is a series of inter-dependent dynamic systems and sub-systems, each with their own unique and evolving motivations and expressions that contribute to and compliment the whole. Moreover, it asserts that the health of the whole and any sub-system thereof is fundamentally dependent on the quality of the relationship between its parts.

Psychology is the term given to the study of the evolution of individual and collective meaning making amongst humans. It explores the development of our beliefs, values, behaviours and creative outputs, including psycho-pathologies. It seeks to discover not merely what people think and feel, but rather what bio, psycho, social influences and contexts have led them to think, feel and behave the way they do. Whilst understanding these processes is important and often profoundly useful, true psychology seeks the creative integration, embodiment and meaningful utilisation of these thoughts and feelings at both the individual and collective layers of experience.

A brief introduction to the Helios Fellowship 

The Helios Fellowship is a cultural creative eduction project. Its chief aim is to educate and enable communities to reclaim, each on their own ways, the latent generative qualities of masculinity; those creative, collaborative and fiercely nourishing aspects of masculinity that steward a culture and a society toward wholeness, and which have been usurped by what is rightly called toxic masculinity. 

Helios is the name of the greek god symbolic of the Sun. In greek mythology “He”lios is the son of Hyperion and Theia; a Titan and Titaness respectively, and the brother of Selene, the Moon and Eos, the Dawn. 

He is responsible for riding the horse drawn chariot that pulls the sun across the sky each day, and thus for bringing light to Gaia, the Earth, another of his relations. The word heliotropic, describes the act of following the sun. Sunflowers turn their heads to follow the sun throughout the day, and many other plants and animals orient their growth through the seasons toward the brightest source of light. The fundamentals of photosynthesis depend on light.

The primary intention of invoking the name and symbolism of Helios is to remind us that the generative masculine aspect of consciousness (both in men and women) manifests in service to creative, nourishing, and rejuvenating social functions that are appropriate, relevant and practically useful in contemporary cultures.

The ‘Fellowship’ part of the name serves two functions. The primary focus is to reference a specific constellation of generative archetypes, namely: 

The Generative King; responsible for invoking sincere blessing and discerning justice, The Generative Warrior; responsible for marshalling clear focus and meaningful action, The Generative Magician; responsible for conjuring new insight and relevant wisdom and, The Generative Lover who’s responsible for resonant connection and authentic appreciation. 

According to the jungian analyst and theologian the late Dr Robert Moore, Phd, these archetypes are hard wired into masculinity and it is the 4 generative archetypes that form the primary Fellowship to my mind. However, these generative qualities of masculinity are invoked distinct from their regressive, and immature aspects present in masculinity such as the tyrant, weakling, sadist, masochist, denier, manipulator, addict and impotent, which give rise to individuals and cultures dominated by toxic masculinity and its many abuses of power. 

The secondary focus is to allow anyone who enrols into Helios Fellowship events to identify with this project as being a unique initiative set apart from existing organisations, charities etc who,  each in their own ways seek to address issues of masculinity and the pathologically adolescent male culture pervasive in world affairs.

The Helios Fellowship invites men and women interested in bringing about social and cultural change by way of experiential education, peer mentoring and community initiatives. It is for academics, social entrepreneurs, education and social services professionals and lay people alike. Those who attend and feel drawn to explore further will create their own community networks and delivery systems for the principles and practices shared by the Helios Fellowship. It is hoped in time they embellish and synthesise it’s understandings into existing initiatives in ways they feel best serve their communities.

Below you will find a brief description of a number of events offered to support this initiative. Some are core modules, others are offered as supplemental. For further information and to discuss the needs fo your community, please call or email.

 Boys Rite Of Passage.

Boys Rite Of Passage.

Dying To Belong: Suicide, Rites of Passage and Generative Communities

This 2.5 / 3 hrs informal presentation and Q&A is a sensitive talk exploring the personal and cultural roots of suicide. It seeks to honour those lost and share insight and simple tools to enable and empower communities to preventing further suicides. Ultimately it seeks to help people extend their awareness that they might come to see these tragic events as a fierce call to communities.

Open to men and women aged 18 and over. Young adults aged years 12 and over welcome if accompanied by an adult.

The Archetypes of Masculinity: The King, Warrior, Magician & Lover 

This day long event is a lay persons introduction to Dr Robert Moore’s profoundly useful map of the masculine psyche. Taking the King, Warrior, Magician and Lover first turn and then as an interdependent constellation, this day will draw upon both ancient and contemporary stories, current events and most importantly our personal experience. Even a basic grasp of the deeper motivations hard wired into masculinity can be incredibly helpful in a wide range of social and personal contexts. Anyone interested in what actually motivates men and how and why they often get stuck at adolescents would enjoy this and leave with greater insight and wisdom to apply. 

Open to men and women aged 18 and over. Children / adolescents aged 12 years and over welcome if accompanied by an adult. 

Reclaiming Teenage Fire: Mentor Training

This immersive personal development retreat is residential and takes place over 3 days. We’ll explore the developmental arc of masculinity with a focus on the crucible of adolescence. Against the background of the Hero’s Journey you can expect a deep dive into your own personal adolescent experience as you listen to the stories of others. You’ll have a chance to reflect upon the initiation you didn’t know you were having and develop new insight into the deeper layers of that life changing transition.  Along the way you’ll have the the opportunity to reclaim what may have been left behind and also cast off limiting notions that hold you back.

We’ll also look into the messages contemporary cultural offers onto teenagers and explore why these messages are as they currently are. This event is essential for any man seeking to mentor young men and is a profound gift for father, especially those with young sons. Educators, social workers and policy makers will get to peek behind the curtain of why so many social institutions seems to fail young men. 

Open to men over the age of 25 subject to application form. An intake interview may also be required.

Awakening The Inner King: Generative Leadership

This immersive personal development retreat is residential and takes place over 3 days. Aimed very directly at those ready to invite the deep personal insight and awareness and practice the skills necessary to enhance their capacities for authentic stewardship. In service to this aim we shall work with the principles and practices of Generative Leadership - centering, accessing the creative unconscious, and developing a focused and resonant positive intention.  

Looking initially at the Warrior, Magician and Lover archetypes, we’ll then draw from mythology and personal experience to invoke the dual arts of blessing and justice, the twin rivers that carry the nourishing energies of the Generative Sovereign; Lord of the 4 Quarters, without whom no realm will thrive. 

Questioning our deep values, beliefs and the organic nature of our masculine and human identities, we’ll learn more of what matters most, what inner and outer resources we need to harness and hone in order to turn our creative visions into our lived reality.     

We shall also spend time exploring our relationships with the bi-polar shadow aspects of the King archetype; the active Tyrant and the passive Abdicator and deconstruct their desire to usurp our success. 

Open to men aged 30 and over subject to application and intake interview. 

Meetings with the Wild Man and Woman: Reclaiming the Wild Heart

This residential retreat runs over three full days and explores the blessings and curses of masculinity and how its legacy affects our personal narrative and vision for life. 

“The difference between the wild-man and the savage is, the wild-man knows he’s wounded” so the saying goes. And, that knowledge is the first step toward healing; knowing and feeling deep in our bodies that our birthright is to live as whole; filled with curiosity, and immense courage and creativity. 

Spending some time looking at the regressive and limiting trances that flow from the shadow masculine; those that prevent us personally and collectively from moving into and sustaining positive creative action, we shall be working first to fully own our personal stories before bringing them into a new light.

No doubt we shall meet the usual suspects that block our progress; shame, anger, impotence, fear and anxiety to name a few. These crippling forces that constellate as the curses that stalk and steal our joy have an invisible foe, your authentic self. 

Bringing the wisdom of self-relations psychotherapy, generative coaching, systemic constellations  and NLP and the frame of the hero and heroines journey, we will explore what happens to the neglected aspect of the self when infused with sincere and skilful blessing, positive self sponsorship and with a little help from our friends and allies, develop our own simple rituals to keep those blessings flowing within us.

Open to men and women aged 30 and over, subject to application and possible registration interview.

Men’s Community Council

Intended to provide a regular, safe and secure peer led meeting space and container for men and boys to gather in mutual support to learn from and listen to each other in their pursuit of purposeful lives. This is perhaps the primary cultural integration space for all other events offered by the Helios Fellowship. It’s where this work lands in the heart of any community, school, prison, business, you initiative.  

Open initially to men aged 30 and over, and at several intervals between 2 and three years, opened to those aged 25, 18, 15 and eventually 12. 

Fire In The Kings Cup

12 day Deep Nature Immersion for men aged 18 and over including a 4 day solo wilderness vision fast. This is an authentic initiatory event and, along with mentoring pre and post the 12 day programme is for those facing significant transitions and changes in their lives. Whether chosen or imposed; illness, relationship or career change, becoming a father, bereavement, becoming an elder or an adult, these events call us to open to a new identity far beyond anything we had previously imagined or believed possible.

Open to men aged 18 and over subject to application process and registration interview. 


”Never give a sword

to a man

who can’t dance”.

Celtic Proverb