To be in nature is to reconnect with everything that makes us human.
Leaving behind the four walls of my office, for the embrace of nature, I now offer a unique blend of gentle Walk & Talk (or Rap & Roll) and "bilateral" techniques, to help the left and right sides of the brain mobilise stuck memory or emotions. Sometimes bracing, sometimes awe-inspiring, mindful and challenging... Walk & Talk is the most responsive method of psychotherapy I have used to-date - and is client-proven. However, some physical movements are not always possible for some clients and, therefore, sessions will be a bespoke experience for each individual.
It's so much more than a stroll or roll in the park.
Working outside provides a fresh, liberating 'space' to talk, explore, think, and just “be” what/who you need to be in that moment. Depending on your location, we might meet in a park, a sanctuary, on a beach and we might stop and mindfully explore nature, which helps us get in touch with our senses and induce a state of calm. Locations I regularly use are Bushy Park, Teddington, Ryde/Appley sea-front, Quarr Abbey, Ryde and the Isle of Wight Zoo.
Being outside in nature brings your blood-pressure down, reduces stress and anxiety, raises endorphins and serotonin, gently gets the body moving and regulates breathing.
Seeing the wood - and the trees...
I also work a lot with business people - and know it can be extremely hard for a senior professional or company owner to 'open up', to talk about the highly personal issues that face you. Be assured that from me, you will have total confidentiality, a fair and balanced view, someone who will ask you key questions without you having to worrying about the impact of your answers. I'll help you assess your options - and the ones you've yet to think of - so you can achieve a different outcome.
Please note: clients need to be able to come to sessions in appropriate clothing (depending on where we decide to meet) and not carrying a bag (as bags impede movement), nor holding a drink-cup.
I have regular clinical supervision with a supervisor who is highly experienced in mind-body approaches.