Outdoor/Walk-and-talk counselling brings it's own dynamic. It offers you choices that being in a room does not. It can help you explore your inner critic or automatic responses more organically, while also giving you less intensity than being face-to-face: meaning you could find it easier to be more open without the distraction of my responses. Previously, I have utilised a combination of outdoor, online and face-to-face counselling to take advantage of their unique qualities.
The walk we will take offers so many different options. From a beautiful path, to a quiet walk-way right by the river, with quiet confidential spots next to the water and large grassy areas. Whether you want to walk, sit or take in the stunning scenery. There are so many options for you to explore. Also, parents can park here for free and watch the session from a confidential distance, or return after the hour. Unfortunately children under the age of 13 will not be able to walk the secluded path next to the river for safety reasons. But there is a park, the large walking path and an expansive grassy area.
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'I am not sure what I expected from walk and talk therapy, though I did find it was quite liberating to be outside talking about myself. Jade was fantastic at letting me walk at my own pace, never hurrying. It is a very different experience to being in a room, at first I was worried I might be overheard, this soon passed as everyone is zooming past you and too engrossed in their own world to notice me talking. I can not wait for our next sessions out side.' W more testimonials here
We will either meet at the Weir Cafe or at the top of Sydney Avenue where it can be quieter and you can take the time to choose where you would prefer to go. We can walk down the path, or go onto the grassy area, sit by by the river or on one of the benches. The main walk area is highlighted by the yellow line, you can access the area by car via the pink highlighted roads.