Before lockdown, walk and talk therapy in nature was something quite new, but I think we’ve all become a lot more accustomed to walking by ourselves and with others. Walk and talk therapy can be done with all ages, and with individuals and businesses. So instead of sitting in a room, we simply go outside and walk side by side.
Personally I mind it more dynamic, and more connected. Using the power of nature, the weather, the environment, it tends to bring feelings and emotions to the surface very quickly. The movement in our bodies creates shifts, and moves things forward.
We walk as quick or as slow as is needed. Normally slower, as it’s not about getting to a destination, but the process of walking. Often it can feel less intimidating for you, as you’re not sat opposite me, and instead you’re walking alongside me. You’ll leave feeling more grounded, and even just better for being outside and not sat down again, especially if you’re used to working at a desk, or working from home.
During our chemistry session, before our first walking therapy in nature, we’ll discuss things such as confidentiality, which is more obvious, as when out walking we might encounter people you or I know, so we need to be prepared about what your response is. The good thing is that we look like any other walkers, so it’s not obvious that it’s a working therapy session. If you also have any concerns about being outside, the weather, fear of judgement from others, then we will address these early too.
My experience shows that soulwalking, which is conscious, slow and considered walking, helps those who are looking to change something in their lives, or find their own answers to difficult questions. If you’re feel confused, lost, trapped, then this is a good way to explore your emotions. As well as understanding the emotional, physical, spiritual and psychological being, I work in ways which help you understand who you are, and what you want. From the past to the present, to the future. I walk the journey with you, be it physically or emotionally.
Online Therapy & Coaching
Given the world we’re in, and so I can also support you wherever you are in the world. I offer an online offering. In this space, magic can also unfold, as we create a relationship of trust, honesty and accountability. We can host them on Skype, Zoom or WhatsApp, whatever is convenient for you.
1 – The best way to know if I’m the right person for you, is for us to have a Chemistry session (60 mins). I will explain how I work, and you will let me know where you’re at. This can be done in person or on zoom.
2 – From here, I ask for a minimum of 6 sessions (60 mins). Sometimes we only need 6 sessions, but for real psychodynamic work, we need time. Time to understand. Time to embody. Life is not always about quick answers. For this, I work on a rolling contract, whereby we continue working together we decide that it’s time to end. That can be 6 weeks, or 3 years. There is no specific time when it comes to our life processes.
3 – To book your Chemistry session email me with the following information:
a) Name and reason for therapy or coaching
b) Whether you’re interested in walking or online therapy / or a one off coaching session
c) What days and times are preferable for you
4 – Make a payment for your Chemistry session here (Online or in person)
5 – I will confirm our meeting place and time.
How I Work
Typically we connect once a week, sometimes twice. Whatever is needed, and fits in with schedules and life.
Sessions are available now. This can be over the phone, skype or in person.
£510 for 6 sessions. (Aug 2020). Initial chemistry session £60.
Find out more about me, Carmen here