Walk and Talk Outdoor Counselling

Walk and Talk outdoor counselling is available at my psychotherapy practice. A short walk from my therapy room, private, secluded fields offer an inspiring place to have your therapy session,

Being surrounded by nature can help us to reconnect with our senses and emotions, as well as aiding relaxation and a sense of calm. There is space to walk, to relax, to observe wildlife  and listen to the birds. Relaxation can really help to give a new perspective to problems and worries, and a valuable aspect to working particularly with trauma. 

By the stream

 

As the ground can be wet underfoot in winter, outdoor clothing is necessary,

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What is Ecotherapy?

Ecotherapy, or nature therapy, is about being outdoors, using nature to compliment counselling sessions. Talking about what you notice outdoors in your counselling sessions can help you to understand more about what is going on for you right now.

How does Ecotherapy (Nature therapy) work?

  • Being outside connects us to nature, the here and now.
  • Using your senses in the surroundings connects mind and body.
  • It gives an opportunity for self-reflection
  • Creates a sense of calm and brings awareness to how you are feeling right now.
  • It can be easier to talk about your worries when walking, moving around.
  • exploring nature leads to exploring you own thoughts.

 

Using Mindfulness outdoors is about paying close and full attention to something in your awareness, to still a busy mind, focusing on your breath. Examples are: listening to the birds, feeling the breeze on your face, feeling the ground underfoot, touching leaves of a tree. Using your senses helps you to be focus on how you feel right now.

Considerations

  • Be comfortable, dress for the weather, being cold, wet, or too hot, distracts from being able to fully focus on what is around you.
  • Being outdoors may evoke memories, which is where my role as your therapist can be useful, to explore sad, and happy memories, to help you to understand, and to learn about  your feelings.

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Price

Take a look with me at what Ecotherapy is and how it can benefit you.




Outdoor Counselling

I am offering outdoor counselling in my lovely garden. Nature can help us to reconnect with our senses and emotions, as well as aiding relaxation and a sense of calm. We will adhere to current Government guidelines regarding social distancing.

My garden pond

There are plenty of options to sit, some involving steps. Please wear suitable footwear..

Lovely flowers in my garden

In case of adverse weather, we can be under cover.

Claire’s Therapy Patioo

Alternatively, please wear waterproof clothing. An umbrella may be useful to bring, but I have some available here.

 

This also a lovely setting for meditation

Sessions cost £40 for 50 minutes.

Credit card payments taken on the day.

Payment can also be made by Paypal or by bank transfer.

Account T/A Claire Lilley

sort code 09-01-26

account number 60083578