Walk & Talk Psychotherapy
Adopt the pace of nature: Her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The concept of nature as a restorative force is not new but the science proving it is now more substantial than ever.
In outdoor psychotherapy all of the traditional boundaries for effective psychotherapy still apply including a mutually agreed focus for our work and agreements concerning confidentiality.
Working outdoors can enable a person to experience greater shared ownership of the therapy space and relationship. There is also the restorative effect of being outdoors and the inter connectedness with the natural world that can provide a sense of belonging and wellbeing. Nature can act as an intermediary, diluting the intensity of the process and facilitating the work.
In addition, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, outdoor talking therapy can offer an authentic human to human encounter while also being mindful of social distancing.
Before we embark on any outdoor work we will have a first session in the consulting room or on Zoom and will discuss some of the practicalities involved.