Allison Priestman


Priestman, A. (2015) We the Human Animals, Exploring an Embodied, Relational and Wild approach to Therapy. Self and Society, 43

Priestman, A. (2012) The Quietly Ferocious Struggle: A Review of Nick Totton's Contribution to and Thinking about Training in Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy and Politics International Vol. 11, No. 1

Book Chapters

Totton, N. Priestman, A. (2012) Embodiment & Relationship: Two halves of one whole. In: C Young (ed.), About Relational Body Psychotherapy (pp 35-53) Stow, UK: Body Psychotherapy Publications.


Allison talking about her Erotic Charge workshop

Allison talking about the year long Wild Therapy training.

To watch the video of Stephen and Allison talking about the 2017 Embodied-Relational Therapy training.

To watch a video of Allison talking about the Grace and Chaos course.

Blog Posts

Embodied Eco-spirituality

Allison talking to Kaspa Thompson about embodied eco-spirituality as part of the Rainforest Mind podcast.

An introduction to Allison’s Wild Therapy practice


Its early evening and I've come out on a walk to the common above my house... I've been developing my practice this year since January, just to spend time on my own connecting to the other-than-human and more-than-human…

Supporting Wildness

The afternoon is moving into the evening, I’m sitting in the sun in my garden, in late July. I’m watching the cabbage white butterflies dance before me, immersed in the vegetation around me, French beans nestling into my right elbow…

Supporting Wildness, walking, swimming, working

Supporting wildness -is my wish to support and validate the wild that is still around us where we live and also the wildness inside ourselves. How do we trust in, and get to know our animal selves?

On Play

The idea of play may fill you with delight or horror or a complex mix of both. It seems to me that play is fundamental to our development as children, and also to our healing and therapeutic process.  The interaction between therapist and client is a way of exploring and creating reality….