Heart Wood is a registered charity based in Northumberland.


We offer person-centered theraputic group counselling in woodland, in order to help people improve their mental health. We currently have a particular focus on working with men.

The charity is building on the success of the 2018 pilot project 'Ecotherapy Group for Men who identified with suffering with depression'. There is qualitative evidence of positive outcomes for a majority of the participants, who had been psychologically and socially isolated.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, we are offering weekly 'holding connection' exercises with participants who had signed up for the 2020 groups.

Heart Wood plans to offer CPD training for psycotherapists in contact-oriented person-centred therapy. 

To find out more about Heart Wood please contact Chip Ponsford

on 07940 853123 or email heartwoodecotherapy@gmail.com.

Charity Reg in England and Wales: 1182889