I have worked in Education for over 20 years, often but not exclusively with young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties in residential care. Through this I have become interested in Adventure Therapy and qualified as a counsellor. I am now an Associate Trainer with MIND and work with a wide variety of groups, mainly in the charitable and corporate sector on encouraging ways of improving mental health and well being. Organisations I have been involved with include Cancer Care, South Lakeland housing, Oaklea Trust and Lakeland.
In October 2018 I completed an MA in Outdoor and Experiential Learning with Cumbria University. My dissertation has focused on the therapeutic use of the outdoors. More about my research interests can be found at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andy_Weller
Other qualifications include: Diploma in Counselling, PGCE in Primary Education, Mountain Leadership (ML (Summer) , Canoeing (Level 2 Coach), Climbing (Single Pitch Supervisors Award) and 2 day First Aid for remote locations.