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Nature Walk

Frequent Questions

1 / How do we start?

Our no-cost initial 20 minute chat will be online where we'll decide if we're a good fit to work together. Your first session is also online; where we'll discuss the contract, make an assessment of your issues and goals, and decide how we will work together. Sessions will then be conducted as a circular walk from and to a single location for 50 minutes.

2 / Where do we walk?

Routes are agreed for mutual convenience and will use safe and open spaces in and around Sevenoaks, Tonbridge or Tunbridge Wells.  We can choose a route where you will have the opportunity to sit part way through.  We can choose a regular route or alternate routes depending on your preference.

3 / How fit do I need to be?

We will walk at your pace and I'll be responsible for ensuring that we return to the start at the appropriate time. Some routes may have challenges (e.g. hills or stiles) which we can discuss before deciding on the route. I would recommend that you seek professional medical advice before starting any new exercise activity.

4 / Do I need any equipment?

Not specifically, unless you have your own specific walking aids. You should of course wear suitable clothing for walking outside in different weather conditions, e.g. sturdy shoes, coat, hat, sunscreen, gloves and so forth..

 5/ What if the weather is bad?

I'll conduct risk assessments on routes, although you retain ultimate responsibility for your own safety. If the weather is likely to make a walk unsafe or too uncomfortable, we can re-arrange or hold the session online. We'll agree the most reliable way to communicate between each other in the event of changes, e.g., text, phone call and/or email. 

 6/ What if I try it and don't like it?

In the event that walk & talk therapy does not feel right for you, we can discuss any issues you have and explore other options if appropriate. All clients can cancel their contract with 1 week's notice within the first 2 months, and 2 weeks notice after 2 months. 

 7/ What type of therapy do you practice?

As a BACP registered (MBACP) integrative therapist; I may use a variety of tools and approaches to best meet your goals. This could mean exploring your childhood relationships and how they are impacting on your life today (psychodynamic) or exploring how you are being influenced by patterns of thought and behaviour in the present day (cognitive behavioural). It could involve creative techniques such as visualizations, storytelling, artwork or even role play. A combination of approaches will be tailored specifically to suit your needs, preferences and personality. 

 8/ What are the fees?

The 20 minute initial consultation is free. Subsequent sessions are charged at £80. Limited concessionary places are available for those who may be unable to afford the full rate. Please ask if you feel you qualify for a concession.

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