WALK & TALK THERAPY
If you’re thinking of seeing a counsellor for the first time,
you may feel worried about sitting opposite a stranger.
Face-to-face counselling can be intimidating, especially when you’re feeling vulnerable. I completely understand.
If that's the case, Walk & Talk Therapy might be your option.
Instead of looking directly at your counsellor, you can look at the trees, a lake, or whatever is around you.
Many clients find it easier to talk while they’re walking.
The calming action of movement helps to ground you
and make you feel more comfortable.
Walk & Talk Therapy might be for you if:
Your loneliness is becoming overwhelming and you want someone to talk to outside the counselling room
You’re nervous about counselling
You find it hard talking in professional settings
You like being in nature
You’re uncomfortable making eye contact
You want to get more exercise
You're a parent and have to take your baby with you in a pram and find walking and talking easier.
THE BENEFITS OF
WALK & TALK THERAPY
Walk & Talk Therapy gives you the benefits of physical activity, as well as therapy. Both of these are known to release tension and improve mood.
By stimulating your mind and body together, many clients feel they work through sticky emotions more effectively than they would in a more traditional setting.
And with such beautiful weather in Perth, who doesn't love to be outside? You can enjoy the sunshine and breathe in the fresh air.
There are many benefits to Walk & Talk Therapy:
Releases tension and stress
Increases mental clarity
Releases endorphins and lifts mood
Boosts the immune system
Reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression
Lowers blood pressure
Increases feeling of calmness
Helps alleviate loneliness.
What can you expect? We meet in my counselling room or online for the first session so we can discuss your goals and see what kind of therapy will suit you.
If Walk & Talk Therapy sounds appropriate, we organise to meet at a nearby park for our second session. Sessions are 50-60 minutes.
Are you interested in the healing aspects of Walk & Talk Therapy?
I offer a 30-minute video chat so you can get a feel for my approach.