Walk & talk therapy

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Walk and talk outdoor counselling (BH7 and BH5 Bournemouth, Dorset)

Whether it’s a need for extra support in a crisis or facing a long term personal challenge, I offer a confidential counselling service catering for individual or organisational needs. Counselling with me will enable you to better understand your thinking and behaviour and allow you to gain perspective.  This will help you to overcome issues that may have had a negative impact on you and you will be able to make more positive choices than you might have realised.

You will experience a highly professional, safe and supportive environment and you can choose to work on a short or long term basis, at a pace to suit you.  The counselling is on a one to one basis for adults (over 18’s)

An increasingly popular way to combine talking therapy and gentle exercise is my walk and talk outdoor therapy, mainly in the BH7 and BH5 postcode areas of Bournemouth, Dorset.   Clients have found they are more motivated than indoors saying that being outdoors enables them to process their thoughts and feelings more easily, that it is less intense than facing each other in a room and the forward movement of our walking together can help them to imagine and achieve the changes they would like.

Research has shown that walking helps mood, improves perspective and enables greater clarity of thinking.  All of these lend themselves to making outdoor counselling and coaching experiences a really effective alternative.  We are fortunate to have many beautiful parks and beaches in the area where we can meet for the session.   You don’t need to be super fit or to walk fast or too far.

I specialise in enabling change if you are suffering from stress, anxiety or depression.  I offer counselling from a Christian perspective where requested, including if you are struggling with your faith.  You don’t have to have a faith to come to me as we will work within the areas that are helpful for you.   I am also experienced in helping people with depression, relationships, loss and many aspects of physical, emotional or spiritual wellbeing.

I integrate a range of counselling models and tools using a holistic approach to well being tailored to your needs.  This can include considering how issues impact you in body, mind and if desired spirit. Methods include use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person-Centred , Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused, Mindfulness and creative approaches as best suits for each person. Coaching and well being training can be included in your counselling experience.

Free initial assessment – If you would like to explore if counselling with me is right for you, I will be happy to offer you a free initial no obligation assessment of up to 30 minutes by telephone or email.   This will give you the opportunity to ask any questions you have. If we agree to go ahead this will then be followed up by a more detailed assessment/introductory session of 60 minutes.  The fee for the 60 minute session is £45 for face to face sessions and £30 for email or instant messaging options.

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