Mary-Jayne Rust

Mary-Jayne Rust

Mary-Jayne Rust is a psychotherapist, inspired by trainings in art therapy, feminist psychotherapy and Jungian analysis. Journeys to Ladakh (on the Tibetan plateau) in the early 1990’s alerted her to the seriousness of the ecological crisis, and its cultural, economic and spiritual roots.

Alongside her therapy practice she lectures, teaches and writes about ecopsychology, a growing field of inquiry into the psychological dimensions of ecological crisis.

She is author of Towards an Ecopsychotherapy (Confer Books, 2020); other numerous papers and book chapters which can be found on  She grew up beside the sea and is wild about swimming. Now she lives and works beside ancient woodland in Nth London.



Online Modules

Talks On Demand

Past and Current Confer Events

Separation Sickness in a Post-Industrial World
Friday 26 March 2021 - A Live Webinar


Eco-Psychotherapy: Therapy with the earth in mind
Saturday 11 May 2019

Small Earth
Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 November 2018

Psychotherapy and the Natural World
Friday 31 August – Sunday 2 September 2018

Transpersonal Narratives in Eco-Psychology
Friday 24, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November 2017

Psychotherapy and Soul
Monday evenings 16 September – 28 October 2013

Landscapes of The Mind
Friday 25 – Sunday 27 September 2009