What Happens In Walking Therapy Rather than sitting in front of the therapist in a traditional space of the therapy room, the counselling space takes place with movement outdoors walking side by side. Being outside in nature can facilitate healing inside. The walk and talk therapy offers a physical space, head space, fresh air, mood enhancing exercise, and physical fitness (and we may feel more at ease, relaxed, where we are less static more able to be physically and emotionally, expressive. I will suggest a suitable place to meet and there are fixed, planned, yet flexible walking routes.
Perceived Benefits Of Walking Therapy
Walking Therapy As A Containing, Secure Base Similar to in-person therapy in the consulting room, one aim of walking therapy is to continue to provide a secure base and containment
As an individual, private practitioner I am unable to offer an emergency service, even by phone or online. The therapy offered is not a crisis service. Therefore, please be aware the therapy is not appropriate for people in emergencies or at risk to themselves or others.
If you need urgent help
Please contact emergency services on 999, visit your nearest Accident & Emergency department, or call 111 or visit www.111.nhs.uk. For a range of information on how to access mental health services for free on the NHS click here. You can also contact your GP surgery and ask for an emergency appointment, or go straight to A&E at a hospital.
If in crisis or need to talk to someone
You can speak to Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org (they are a 24 hour service) For those of us who prefer text there is a 24/7 free confidential text service for anyone in crisis text SHOUT to 85258.
If feeling suicidal
If your life is in danger, or you have seriously harmed yourself, or feel like you are about to harm yourself, call 999 for an ambulance or go straight to A&E. Alongside speaking to Samaritans on 116 123 or visiting www.samaritans.org, you can contact Maytree respite centre at www.maytree.org.uk - 020 7263 7070. For suicide prevention there is an app, which provides a pocket suicide prevention resource with full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis - Staying Alive.
Contacting The Walking Therapy Counsellor in London Feel free to ring for an initial chat 020 7916 1342 or email me to arrange a meeting at my London counselling practice based in Camden, near Kings Cross. As well as walking therapy I can offer in-person therapy, Skype counselling, online counselling as another option.
For full details about the walking therapy, ecotherapy or outdoor counselling in London, Camden, Kings Cross service, my desktop website refers