Counselling outdoors, or nature therapy, is very different from sitting in a room or working together online. We work in a similar way but draw on the ‘room’ around us whilst we walk and talk or pause to sit and be in a natural space. Quite often nature will show us meaning and healing, with moments of wisdom and inspiration.
We tend to work outdoors in most weathers and this may also involve walking on uneven and sometimes, muddy and hilly terrain. However, we can generally organise the natural space we work in to fit in with your walking and physical ability. If the weather is too poor to be outdoors, we can rearrange to work either online or indoors. Based in the Dorking, Surrey area.
“Having counselling is not the easiest thing to enter into but I’m so very glad that I did take that first step – it is proving to be, definitely, life changing. Having sessions outside, has really added a different dimension too. Being in woodland or grassy glades, walking, sitting or just pausing, observing, noticing, it has helped me to explore different issues, whilst feeling connected to and safely grounded in nature. Judith has quietly allowed and encouraged me to learn so much about myself and life’s experiences, with her steady, skilled support and her wise, empathetic guidance.”
You may be feeling that you’re not coping as well as you’d like or perhaps you feel drawn to make some changes in your life. One to one counselling could help you with this.
You may be experiencing:
Shame & Guilt
A Mid-Life Crisis
Loss or Bereavement
Separation or Divorce
Unhelpful Behavioural Patterns
Relationship or Marriage Issues
These are just a few examples. We are all individual and experience a huge range of different situations, life experiences and emotions in many diverse ways.
I believe counselling is a time and space where you are the most important factor. It is a safe space where I support you in a non-judgemental, caring, honest and empathic way so you can explore those aspects of yourself and your life which need to be worked through, understood and re-evaluated.
I work in an integrative and creative way, covering a broad range of theories choosing whatever is right for you at the time. I see the counselling relationship as one in which you are empowered to be open, honest and to evolve and flourish; enabling you to achieve personal growth and understanding. It is very much a process and therefore not a ‘magic wand’. It’s an exploration into valuing yourself and a commitment, which may take weeks, months or even years. It can be challenging, but also very rewarding and life changing.
I am a psychotherapeutic counsellor and ordinary registered member of the UK Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (UKAHPP), who are on the accredited register of the Professional Standards Authority. I work to the UKAHPP professional Code of Practice and Ethics.