Walking and Talking Therapy
Explore your emotional issues whilst walking and talking in an
outdoor setting. Rather than coming to a counselling room we meet
somewhere outside on mutual ground such as the beach, a parkland or
in the woods. Walking side by side with a therapist can feel less
threatening than sitting opposite them in a therapy room. Sessions
are client led allowing you to lead the pace with what you bring and
the pace we walk. If you want a relaxing walk and meander along that
is fine or we can go at a faster face. The
focus of walking and talking therapy is not on how fast or far you
can walk but on you, your process and what you are comfortable with.
benefit from walking and talking therapy?
can benefit from walking and talking therapy regardless of age or
physical ability. Being
physically active helps release tensions and stimulates new thoughts
and ideas. The mix of walking and fresh air permits easier
engagement and process. Research suggests that rhythmic exercise
such as walking can be beneficial in the process of self-discovery.
This can be discussed in the first
session but alternative arrangements can be arranged if necessary.
if I see people I know?
people walking and talking is a natural occurence. A client and
therapist walking side by side doesn’t look any different to other
people walking together. How to manage it if you encounter
someone you know can be discussed in the first session.