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
You might be someone who prefers being outdoors.
So it might make sense to go outdoors when things get tough.
Counselling outdoors is very similar to a room-based consultation in that it usually lasts for an hour, is safe and confidential and can be at a regular time in the week. I work on the footpaths on canals, rivers, wooded areas of the Colne and Holme Valleys in West Yorkshire.
Outdoor therapy generally means we work side by side and some adults, particularly young people, find this less intense and allows for easier conversations.
We can chat initially about the type of session you need – regular weekly hour long sessions or longer sessions every few weeks or months.
Here are some things people say about walk and talk counselling:
“I enjoy being outdoors. I find it easier to talk and can be myself”
“I like walking side by side rather than being face to face in a room. Because it’s less formal than being in a room I can relax and talk things through more easily”
“Having counselling outdoors is great! I’ve had counselling before but found this difficult as I was confined to a room and felt uncomfortable. Being able to move around and be active really helped me say what I needed to say”