Walk and talk therapy

I love living in the New Forest, I’ve always enjoyed being in nature but more recently I’ve become interested in the role nature plays on our nervous system and how it can enhance the therapeutic process. Nature can play a vital role in helping to stimulate the ‘rest and digest’ part of our nervous system. I believe that taking therapy outdoors

During walk and talk therapy the counselling session takes place outdoors walking side by side. You set the pace just like in a traditional indoor session, yet the dynamic can be fairly different. You and I are on the same footing, literally.

During our initial consultation, we will agree on what to do if the weather is bad. I am not deterred by a few drops of rain, but it is your call, and I offer the possibility of either calling off a session due to bad weather or conducting the session indoors or remotely. We will discuss the type of terrain that will be most suitable for you, and I will offer a choice of routes which have all been risk assessed in line with the requirements of my professional insurance. We also discuss issues of confidentiality and how we will negotiate encountering other people when out walking.