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Geoffrey served in the Royal Regiment of Artillery for 22 years and 4 days, retiring as a Staff Sergeant.

A keen birder and conservationist he was awarded the British Empire Medal by the Queen for his services to Conservation and Anglo-German Relations by establishing a Nature Reserve called the Zachariassee, which is in Germany and has been in existence for over 27 years.

Geoffrey completed a Master’s (MSc) in Addiction Psychology and Counselling at London’s Southbank University, his research looked into ‘Exploring How People with Addictions Experienced Nature-Awareness as a Therapeutic Intervention’.

After attending university Geoffrey went on to develop Nature Awareness into what is now known as Natural Awareness as a therapeutic intervention, which looks at and investigates behaviours. This concept came into existence in 2005 when he began working with addictions and has since been successfully used throughout the UK, Europe and the USA.

Geoffrey has illustrated bird books and leaflets for rare/extinct worldwide bird programmes, and he is the author of the DNA series (Discover Nature Awareness)

Listen to interviews given by me, the first one includes some of the story’s in my book

Birds and the Battlefield.mp3

Click here to listen to interview.mp3