COVID 19 INFORMATION
I am now offering outdoor counselling sessions in line with safe distancing measures. There are several walks near my practice where we can safely and confidentially walk and talk. Please contact me if you would like to know more.
I also offer an outdoor telephone counselling session. This can take place on your daily walk, in your garden or outside space. This can be a ‘face-time’ call or a traditional telephone call. For more information please see here
Trainers Educators Facilitators
Are you a trainer, group facilitator or deliver counselling training programmes and interested incorporating outdoor therapy ideas, principles and theory in to a programme? I have been working outdoors with groups and individuals since 2007. I offer talks, presentations and sessions on this experience and of working outdoors therapeutically.
Initially trained in horticultural therapy, I worked with a local community to convert a rented field to allotments and created a garden for health and well-being (Holme Valley Gardening Network, Wooldale Community Garden) . I co-founded a social enterprise (Growing Works) offering outdoor therapeutic activities for people with mental health needs and families of children with disabilities.
During this time I became more interested in working with individuals and did further training in counselling and taking therapy outdoors. I volunteered at the Huddersfield Women Centre on their outdoor growing space and worked with women in crisis.
I belong to an outdoor therapy supervision group meeting in each season in Shining Cliff woods in Derbyshire to support this work.
General ideas for sessions might include:
- The therapeutic principles of outdoor work
- The benefits for clients and therapists
- Incorporating nature and the outdoor environment into current practice
- The challenges and considerations in working outdoors
These sessions can be delivered indoors or in an outdoor space
If you would like further information on structure, fees or would like to chat about working outdoors please contact me here.