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The counselling I provide

What is "Walk & Talk" therapy?

 

Walk and talk therapy is just as it sounds: it is an adaptation of counselling room therapy but taken outdoors. Some people can find face to face counselling in a confined space, overwhelming. Others may have tried counselling in a conventional setting but found it uncomfortable or wished for a less intense approach. If this resonates with you then walk and talk sessions, over a period of weeks or alternatively a long weekend may be a helpful alternative.

 

Boost your seratonin

Some find it more comfortable to share their thoughts walking side by side with a counsellor. The simple act of walking and moving while talking creates an environment of possibility and change, aiding the counselling process. Combining walking and talking provides a holistic – and for some spiritual – approach to counselling, in a relaxing environment where it is possible to share struggles and life situations in a meditative way. Gentle exercise in nature can also boost serotonin levels, enable clarity of thought and provide the general health benefits of exercise.

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Broaden your perspective

Being outside often provides a broader perspective on some of the struggles we face. The natural rhythm of life is reflected in the seasons. We may notice new growth during the spring, the warmth and beauty of the long summer days and during the autumn and winter months, the need for certain parts of life to wither and sometimes die in order for something new to grow in its place. Breathing in fresh air, feeling the warmth of the sun or the wind on our face can help us to feel energised, revitalised, ready to look at and find alternative ways of doing life.

Walk through your problems, step by step

Walk and talk therapy can take place in most weathers. Wrapping up and taking an umbrella is sometimes necessary. However, our sessions can be rescheduled or moved indoors if the weather is exceptionally bad.

You dictate the pace

I will walk at your pace, usually a comfortable stroll so mild fitness levels are sufficient. However should you be concerned, it might be wise to consult your doctor before undertaking any new exercise regime. Often it is possible to plan the occasional sit down but if you can stroll for about an hour, you should be fine.


When we talk, we do not feel as alone

Areas of counselling I deal with:

  • Abortion

  • Abuse

  • Addiction

  • Alcoholism

  • Anger management

  • Anxiety

  • Attachment disorder

  • Bereavement

  • Binge eating disorder

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Borderline personality disorder

  • Bullying

  • Care support

  • Depression

  • Domestic violence

  • Drug addiction

  • Eating disorders

  • Emotional abuse

  • Family issues

  • Feeling sad

  • Gambling

  • Internet addiction

  • Low self confidence

  • Low self esteem

  • Miscarriage

  • Narcissistic personality disorder

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • Obsessive compulsive personality disorder

  • Panic attacks

  • Personality disorders

  • Phobias

  • Physical abuse

  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Seasonal affective disorder

  • Self harm

  • Separation and divorce

  • Sex addiction

  • Sexual abuse

  • Sexuality

  • Smoking

  • Spirituality

  • Stress

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Trauma

  • Work-related stress