There are different types of outdoor therapy, but what they all have in common is that they are outside and using the environment to explore and put a new perspective on issues. I practice therapy in both more enclosed natural spaces, such as forests, and also offer 'walk and talk' therapy, which is exactly what it sounds like - walking and talking. This can take place in a number of places, including parks.
I have a number of different places to walk and talk that are suitable for different abilities. These include the very accessible Lyme Valley Park in Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Walk and Talk sessions take place in public spaces, so I can't 100% guarantee confidentiality. However, through my training, I know how to manage the environment to maintain as much confidentiality as possible, and to use the environment to help you to look at things in a different way.
Some people find having therapy outdoors is more relaxing and that being able to connect to nature really helps them. I'll invite you to consider a number of different ways to help you to benefit from nature in outdoor therapy. If something doesn't work, we can try something else! Many people had therapy outdoors during the Covid-19 pandemic and are continuing therapy this way.
Many people feel that they can open up more in the outdoors, and look at things differently. It can be a very powerful and life changing experience, with nature providing many opportunities to find new perspectives in life and new solutions to problems. The disadvantages are that I can't 100% guarantee confidentiality in public spaces, but I'll do everything I can to make it as confidential as possible.
£40 per session for over 18s. I offer a reduced rate for students and those in hardship (e.g. low income, on benefits)
I offer the first session for free as an initial consultation. Find out more about the first session and the process. I prefer to do the first session face to face or online so that we can recognise each other when we meet, but we can discuss this. If you would like to make an appointment, please email me at email@example.com or you can use the contact form.