UK Council for Psychotherapy


Accredited Psychotherapist

British Association for
Counselling & Psychotherapy


Accredited Counsellor London

Counselling & Psychotherapy
Central London, Camden, Kings Cross, London NW1
Glen Gibson - Dip. Counselling, MA Psychotherapy, Dip. Psychotherapy
UKCP & mBACP Accredited Male Therapist, Counsellor & Psychotherapist 020 7916 1342

Walking Therapy In London

Find a counsellor - Counselling near me. What is outdoor counselling? What is walking counselling? What is ecotherapy? Is walking theraapy helpful? What can use walk and talk psychotherapy for? Is ecotherapy or outdoor counselling better than regular counselling? What nature therapy is best for? Is nature therapy really working? Please note that I use the words "walking therapy", "outdoor counselling", "counselling outdoors", "walk and talk therapy", "walk talk therapy", "outdoor therapy", "nature therapy", "ecotherapy" interchangeably. I am trained & accredited as a London walk and talk counsellor, walking counsellor, outdoor counsellor, walk and talk psychotherapist & walking therapist and I am happy to discuss their differences with you.

Walking Therapy In London, Camden

Walking therapy, walk and talk counselling, ecotherapy in London, Camden, near Kings Cross, London NW - impartial support, Author: Red Rose Exile, Title: Lealholm Bridge

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. The walk and talk therapy offers a physical space, headspace, fresh air, mood enhancing exercise, and physical fitness, where we are less static more able to be physically and emotionally, expressive. I will suggest a suitable place to meet and there is a fixed, planned walking route.

Perceived Benefits Of Walking Therapy

  • Offers a holistic approach for self - discovery
  • Helps us have an overall sense of well being
  • Less intimidating for certain people compared to indoor seated therapy
  • Promotes more equality in the therapeutic relationship, less confrontational, more supportive
  • Can benefit people who are hyper aroused, claustrophobic
  • Can benefit parents with who can walk and talk with their buggies or people whose jobs give them little opportunity to experience nature
  • The informality, more casual tone can also have a calming influence, can decrease hyperarousal states, assist calmness, helping us to feel engaged and supported
  • The movement, rhythm and the act of walking, talking can shift thinking, stuckness in the client, facilitate psychological processing
  • Strengthens our connection between body and mind
  • Enables us to be more expressive with our body language
  • Can improve strategic thinking and creative thought processes
  • Being out in nature, open spaces can facilitate client's openness
  • Can enhance creativity and freedom to express ourselves differently that in the consulting room
  • Walking side by side can facilitate collaborative working and experiencing someone alongside can enhance the therapeutic process
  • Lack of direct eye contact can be more comfortable for some of us, enabling us to free associate and process our emotions more effectively
  • Makes silences in the open more comfortable
  • Stimulus of being outside in the here and now can enable us to listen to our intuition, be in the moment
  • Being in nature with trees ,flowers mirrors beauty growth, cycle of life ,death
  • Being out in all weathers witnessing the changing seasons can model change, transformation, moving forward
  • Encourages deeper, reflective ways of thinking
  • Can reduce stress, anxiety, coping with depression, improve anger issues
  • Can help us have an overall sense of wellbeing
Walking therapy, walk and talk counselling, walk talk therapy, outdoor counselling, ecotherapy, Author: Mike M, Title: Ferry Entering Dover Terminal

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

Please be aware the walking therapy is not appropriate for people at risk to themselves or others. If they are, they need to seek immediate help by calling 999 for emergencies or 116 123 for Samaritans. For anyone feeling suicidal they can contact Maytree respite centre at 020 7263 7070

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