Why have therapy in the outdoors? Why not?!? There are many other therapists offering therapy in rooms and that is great but I want to offer an alternative. A therapy room isn’t for everyone. Being outdoors has so many benefits. It has been widely discussed in the past few years how important nature is for our mental health. There are many reasons why nature is good for us from exposure to sunlight to a feeling of freedom. I believe having therapy in the outdoors is beneficial because you get all of those benefits whilst receiving evidence based (tried and tested) therapy from a fully qualified psychotherapist.
Another great aspect of outdoor therapy is it puts you on a level with the therapist whilst on neutral territory. This frees up the conversion and makes the whole experience less formal. Also the outdoors is naturally grounding, it is much easier to engage in therapy and discuss difficult subjects when you are in a more grounded and relaxed state. Being outdoors offers the chance for freedom, empowerment and opportunities for positive challenges.
Depending on your treatment plan outdoor sessions will be carried out on walking trails or in an outdoor therapy space around the campfire. All outdoor sessions will be preceded by a telephone consultation to assess suitability and arrange a location.
I currently use a peaceful and private outdoor space the Glantawe Riverside Park in Pontardawe.