Walk & Talk
Connecting through Ecotherapy
Ecotherapy is an umbrella term for traditional counselling that takes place in the natural world.
Working outside enhances the therapeutic work - be it walk and talk therapy where we walk through woodland together; sitting in an open space; physically working together in a gardening session; or using elements of the natural world as a way of helping make sense of problems or issues – the work will help you (re)connect with the natural world and help you find your answers.
How we work will be tailored to your preference and will often develop and change as our work continues.
On a personal note, being outside, working in gardens forms part of my own therapeutic process. It gives me time to reflect and appreciate the beautiful part of the world that I live in. I am drawn to this way of working and find that clients can also take much from working outside. There are many proven benefits of being outside to both mental and physical wellbeing. The walking element of Walk and Talk therapy literally takes us on a journey, giving us choices of which path to take and encouraging us to find new ways of finding where we are going.
There is often a sense of freedom from being outside, but it can also feel exposed if you are talking about emotionally charged issues. All the spaces I use are chosen for their combination of natural harmony and privacy - enabling you to relax in the knowledge that whatever we discuss will remain confidential.
I also offer online and room-based Counselling if you feel this would be more beneficial. These ways of working are not exclusive and we can move from outside to online sessions and back again - this can be particularly useful in times of Social distancing measures.
However we choose to work together, be it side by side in the open air, connected by technology or a combination of the two, you will have my full attention and I will listen with sensitivity, acceptance and with the aim of helping you explore and address your issues at a pace that suits you.
Occasionally the weather plays a part in our sessions. Suitable clothing (including sturdy, water proof footwear, may be needed to protect ourselves from the elements, as part of the experiential nature of the work is to be immersed in the landscape
The cost of for a 50 minute session is £45.00. If you feel that cost maybe a barrier to you, please ask about low-cost sessions. I have a limited number of places available to people on low incomes. If there are none available at the time of your enquiry, I am more than happy to add your name to my waiting list.