Dr. Deborah Kelly is an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist, group facilitator and teacher. With a background in nursing, and shiatsu, she has worked in end-of-life care for over 25 years, with individuals and groups. Her interests lie in therapeutic aspects of place, and, more specifically, working with nature and embodied imagination in her practice and academic research.
She initiated two projects with the Sara Lee Trust, facilitating palliative care groups, in and with nature and drawing on principles of Asclepian healing. This included working with ritual, myth, creative exploration, and bodywork within the cycle of the seasons. These projects were the subject of her doctoral research. She has published works on Eco therapy, palliative care, environmental arts, and transpersonal research.