Walk and Talk therapy
What does it involve?
It’s like therapy in the room but we go for a walk instead. It can be out in the woods, or a natural area or the park or even the pavements.
Does it work?
Some people may prefer to be outside walking rather than being in a room. It works in the same way as “normal” therapy where we talk about what’s troubling you. We will meet at a pre-agreed point – normally outside my consulting room – and then we will walk from there to do a loop.
During COVID-19, it is a particularly good way to resume face to face therapy but still be able to observe social distancing and the Government guidelines.
How does it work?
If you would like to enquire about therapy with me, we can have a free initial chat and then arrange your first initial consultation at my indoor consulting room/over the phone/on video. During the initial consultation, we will discuss the practicalities of walking therapy, such as timings, routes, appropriate clothing and alternatives in case of bad weather. We will also discuss what brings you to therapy in more detail and you can tell me more about yourself.
How long does a session last?
Sessions last 50 minutes. Because walk and talk therapy can be slightly unpredictable due to the outdoor nature, I allow a max of 60 minutes for our sessions but we will aim to finish on time.
I have some routes in mind that will brings us back to the starting point in a loop and the sessions will be approx. 50 minutes.
How much does it cost?
Walk and Talk therapy costs £55 per session
What about confidentiality?
Our sessions remain confidential as they would be if they were in my consulting room. I tend to use routes that are not overly popular and because we will be walking, people tend to not overhear. If either of us feel we need to stop talking for a couple of seconds if someone is approaching, then that would be totally fine. Generally, people don’t know that we are in therapy as we will be simply walking along like everyone else.
How can I remain anonymous?
Because I tend to use routes that are spacious and not overly popular, I don’t expect to bump into people we know. In the unlikely event, that I see someone I know, please rest assured that I will never initiate a conversation, and we will simply carry on walking. If we see someone you know, I will take my lead from you, but no one needs to know I am your therapist, if that is something that you wish to keep to yourself. We can discuss these in your initial consultation too.