Walk & Talk Counselling in Bristol

Walk and Talk therapy is where we bring the counselling outside, and walk whilst we have our session, rather than sitting inside.

Benefits of 'Walk and Talk'

  • Being outside in nature has proven mental health benefits.

  • Light exercise can be energising and can help us think and express ourselves better.

  • During COVID-19 we can have safer in-person sessions.

  • Nature can help us to connect to a more spiritual or peaceful side of ourselves.

  • The weather and surroundings can often allow us to express our emotions more fully.

 

 
How it Works

 

  • I will meet you at a designated spot usually near the Avon path or at another agreed place.

  • We will walk throughout the session, but there will be time to sit or stand still, to notice our surroundings, or to take a break whenever you choose.

  • Sessions will last 50-60 minutes. Fees are £60 per session.

  • We will make our way back to the same meeting spot a few minutes before the end of the session.

  • I have a 'whatever the weather' policy, so we will meet come rain or shine (except in extreme or dangerous conditions), so it's important to bring appropriate footwear and clothing for the weather.

 
Covid-19 Considerations

Fresh air and well ventilated spaces has been proven to reduce the transmission of Covid-19. However, to ensure your safety and the safety of others, I will continue to take certain measures when working outside face-to-face:

  • We will maintain at least 1-2 metre distance whilst walking.

  • You may choose to wear a mask. I won’t wear one unless you ask me to. 

  • Consider bringing your own hand sanitiser, water and tissues with you. 

  • If you have any symptoms of COVID-19: a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste, however mild, or you have received a positive test result or you’ve been asked to self-isolate please DO NOT attend the session. Let me know as soon as possible. I will not charge my usual cancellation fee. We may be able to arrange an online or telephone session instead, if you are well enough.

 

I will arrange an initial consultation by telephone or Zoom to discuss any further Walk and Talk considerations and assess the suitability of this way of working for you.