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Looking up through the cracks in the forest canopy

About  me

The forest therapist

    I have been involved in the confluence of the outdoor adventure and social service sectors for most of 30 years. My work centres on ethical and effective outdoor therapy practice. I offer counselling and consulting services to individuals and organizations who want to improve, learn and grow. I also provide lectures, webinars and training internationally. I live on Southern Vancouver Island, the traditional unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples.


  • BA, MA, PhD

  • Registered Clinical Counsellor (BCACC)

Group training in the water way! Jarvis Bay, Australia, 2017
Professional Counselling Association in the Province of British Columbia, Canada
Outdoor Leadership Training Scheme in Canada. Nevin is a Trainer for the OCC.
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We consider Dr. Harper the pre-eminent researcher in Canada focused on experiential education and adventure therapy.  His extensive knowledge, experience and historical perspective has contributed to Take a Hike’s program, evidence base and theory of change.  

    ~Gordon Matchett, MBA, CEO, Take a Hike Foundation

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