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WALK AND TALK THERAPY

Eco-psychotherapy means incorporating  the healing power of nature into psychotherapy. 

Being in nature can restore our mood, give us energy, be healing and grounding.

We may chose to walk or sit connecting with nature though our senses. Whichever feels right for you.​ 


In nature, all the human conditions are there. The wind may blow, the rain may pour, the sun may shine. Walking can provide a symbolic and metaphoric representation of various issues, conflicts and resolutions you may face. Whatever comes up in different weathers, seasons and landscapes. Noticing what is around you and how you feel. 

Walk and Talk therapy is fairly new but becoming increasingly popular in the UK. We know exercise, nature and psychotherapy are all good for your mind, body and spirit– so why not combine them? I walk alongside you, a gentle walk, you do not need to be 'superfit'.

Walk and Talk therapy may feel less intimidating for some people rather than sitting face-to-face. Looking forwards rather than directly at a therapist can help some people open up. Walk and Talk therapy can be deeply calming and grounding. The physical act of walking and moving forward can be a powerful catalyst for personal change.  It can help you become 'unstuck'. Walk and Talk therapy is useful for people who may be in a time of life crisis or transition, going through some kind of loss or grief, feeling anxious or depressed and perhaps feeling stuck. Perhaps surprisingly, it is also beneficial for people who suffer from chronic pain or chronic illness.

I am located near to:​​

  • Kirklees Valley Nature Reserve

  • Old Kay's Park

The initial session will be an assessment in my therapy room in the garden. This is to ensure that outdoor therapy is suitable for you, for us to agree on how we might handle any practicalities, emotions or issues such as the weather and to maintain boundaries and confidentiality whilst outdoors. We will also agree on suitable outdoor spaces.

I work in daylight hours, in all seasons and in all weathers (unless dangerous or hazardous!)

I offer a free 20 minute no obligation introductory session to discuss what
you would like to achieve through outdoor therapy and to make sure you feel I am the right therapist for you.

Fee £55 per session

These last for 60 minutes, usually weekly, but this is negotiable to suit your needs.

Longer sessions by negotiation

I have completed training with psychotherapist Dr Ruth Allen.

Ruth explains in this podcast how outdoor counselling works:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000g3g5

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact me either by telephone, text or email.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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