'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
'I can't say enough how nice it has been to just walk, and sit on the grass and talk. Have no one around and just talk about how I feel in nature. Watching the world and people go by has given me so much more peace when I talk about things. It's freeing.
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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.
I have been offering outdoor sessions from July 2020. As the world has been opening up, I have naturally been offering returning to the conventional room. I have to say, that most have said they like being outdoors and have opted to carry on out of preference.
I offer different walks for Adults and Children. The walks for Adults are more secluded and quieter and out of town, whereas the walks with Children offer social protection and safety for both you/your child and me. Please enquire to find out more.
The walks I offer have so many different options. Beautiful paths, the river, churches, benches 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 usually park for free depending on the walk chosen and watch the session from a confidential distance, or return after the hour.
Click here for a link to a useful article on 'outdoor, walk-and-talk counselling', to see if you feel it is something you may be interested in.