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Walk Talk Therapy

In a nutshell...

Walk and talk therapy is a simple variation of traditional counselling, engaged outdoors. Instead of the therapy being conducted within four clinical walls, the therapeutic process is taken out of the counselling room and in to nature with the psychotherapist.

Benefits

Walk Talk Therapy gets you moving - both literally and figuratively – reaping benefits both mentally and physically. Here are just some of the reasons why Walk Talk therapy is a great approach to choose:-

  • Walk Talk Therapy is conducted outdoors; being surrounded by nature can be meditative and grounding.
  • Walking releases endorphins through physical activity which can elevate your mood and spur more creative, deeper ways of thinking. Physical activity has also been shown to reduce levels of depression and anxiety and can help to prevent depressive symptoms.
  • You may find yourself anxious when confronting and talking about difficult issues in the traditional seated, face-to-face interaction. Walking in parallel with visual distractions may allow for easier engagement and help you get “unstuck”.
  • Walk Talk Therapy is an excellent choice for several different kinds of issue. Walk Talk Therapy tends to do very well whether who are going through a life transition, have anxiety, or experiencing some kind of loss or grief, relationship issues, as well as many of life’s other challenges.

The emphasis in Walk Talk Therapy is on the therapy, and the walking is a secondary benefit.

You set the pace of the session. You should not expect an extremely strenuous workout or any sort of personal training. If you prefer a meditative, relaxing session of walking or a more active session. Walk Talk Therapy will match your pace.

If the weather is bad, we can still meet up in the counselling room. The Swedish have a saying “there is no bad weather, only bad clothing” but it is always your choice whether we conduct walk talk therapy or conduct the therapy in the counselling room. Clients are usually happy to have the challenge. I am very happy to work in all weather conditions.

For further information about Walk Talk Therapy you may find the following links useful:-

About Me

A little about me...

Carla Robins MBACP, B.A.(Hons)

My name is Carla. I am a qualified Person-Centred Therapist specialising in a unique intervention called Walk and Talk Therapy, which combines traditional talk therapy with the physical exercise of walking.

I am on the BACP register, I work strictly under the British association of counsellors and psychotherapists ethical framework for good practice, I hold an up-to date DBS and attend regular supervision.

I am open, down to earth and understand the importance of humour as well as seriousness in therapy. Making the first step towards counselling can be extremely difficult, I hope I can make your journey easier.

For further information about me you may find the following links useful:-

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Practice

Locations

From beautiful country parks to the finest of beaches, from city walks to river ways, there are seemingly limitless locations we can meet in Essex and surrounding areas. Some of these locations include...

  • Braintree
    • Notley Country Park
  • Brentwood
    • Thorndon Country Park
    • Weald Country Park
  • Chelmsford
    • Hylands Country Park
    • Central Park
    • Admiral's Park
    • Chelmer Park
  • Clacton-on-Sea
    • Clacton Beach
  • Colchester
    • Castle Park
  • Danbury
    • Danbury Country Park
  • Maldon
  • Mersea
    • Mersea Island
  • Pitsea
    • Wat Tyler Country Park
  • Southend-on-Sea
    • Several beach locations

Availability

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: 9:30am - 6pm
Saturday: closed
Sunday: closed

Fees

Initial Assessment Session - £20

I offer an assessment session where we will meet to discuss why you are looking for counselling and what you are hoping to gain from your time. Also it's a chance to decide if you wish to work with me and where we will meet each week.

Walk Talk Therapy - £40 (up to £70 depending on your location)

The standard fee is £40 per 50 minute session within a 10-mile radius of Chelmsford. However, outside of this radius and depending on location the fee may be up to £70.

Traditional Indoor Session - £40

The standard fee is £40 per 50 minute session in a traditional therapy setting.

Online and Telephone Counselling - £25

Online and telephone counselling is also offered at £25 per 50 minute session, payable before the start of the session.

Concessions

Please note that I offer a sliding scale discount for counselling students and for those on low income.

Please contact me for further enquiries.

Contact

Carla Robins
Chelmsford
Essex

Telephone: 07444 364669
Email: carla@essexwalktalktherapy.co.uk
Skype: counsellor.carla

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