"... going out I found was really going in." John Muir
Currently Counselling in the Countryside is not available due to Covid 19. I apologise for any inconvenience. I will update this web page when there are any changes. If you have any enquiries about this for the future please do get in touch and I will do my best to answer them.
The Nook is located just a few minutes away from Bolsterstone situated on the north eastern boundary of the Peak District. Because of this Woman to Woman is able to offer therapy sessions in the countryside to those who love being in the outdoors and closer to nature. This is often known as Walk Talk Therapy.
Experience and research indicates that nature has a therapeutic impact on those that engage with it. This is the case whether interaction is passive or active. Using the countryside as the setting for therapy gives the client opportunities to relate either directly or indirectly with the landscape. For some, just being in The Great Outdoors as a back drop to the therapeutic process may be enough. Others may want to focus more intentionally on the environment around them using their senses and becoming aware of their inner and outer responses. This may then provide a tool to explore their emotional and psychological circumstances. Whichever is chosen - and it may be a mixture of the two - the experience of being in a more natural landscape is an enriching and healing one.
Walks are preset and have been risk assessed to ensure your safety as far as possible. You will need to wear suitable footwear and clothing taking the weather conditions into account.
You may want to think about whether you'd prefer to be in an open landscape, moorland for example, or a more enclosed one such as a woodland. We can discuss this before we start the therapy and it may change from week to week depending on how you are feeling. We will need an indoor session initially, using Zoom or the phone, as part of the assessment and contracting process. Health and safety and maintaining confidentiality in the outdoors will also be discussed in this session. If the weather is too poor then the therapy session will take place indoors at The Nook. (This may not be possible during the Covid 19 pandemic).We can be in touch about this beforehand. It may also be that you would prefer a mixture of indoor (using Zoom or the phone) and outdoor sessions which we can arrange on a weekly basis.