Walk and Talk sessions
Why combine counselling with walking?
Many people find exercising outdoors naturally boosts their mood.
Walking therapy can reduce stress and anxiety and help ease the effects of depression.
It can leave you feeling calmer and happier.
How can exercise help with problems as difficult as anxiety and depression?
There are several explanations:
Some ideas include:
Cornwall Park, Tamaki Drive Beaches, Westhaven Promenade, Wynyard Quarter and Viaduct Basin, Mt Eden, The Auckland Domain, Churchill Park, Orakei Basin
Before we begin walk and talk counselling, I meet with you for an "in - office" assessment at one of my practice locations in Ellerslie or Remuera.
This assessment is time for us to discuss your situation and needs, what your expectations are, and what you would like to achieve from our time together.
It also helps me to assess how I can best support you.
The assessment lasts 50 minutes, and is charged at the session rate of $85.
After the assessment is completed, we will arrange a time and a location to start our walk and talk counselling sessions.
. What if the weather is really bad?
A. We can meet at one of my practice locations , or alternatively, Skype sessions are available. If neither suits, we can re schedule.
Q. What times are available for walk and talk counselling?
A. Depending on my availability, sessions can be anytime between 7a.m and 6pm. Before work, after work, lunchtime, or somewhere in between...
Q. What if I'm not that fit?
A. You set the pace, and we can stop for a break anytime.
Q.How many sessions will I need?
A. Counselling is generally short-term, focussing on solutions for current concerns. 6-8 sessions is often enough, though it depends on the needs of the client.
Q. I would really prefer to sit and talk in the privacy of a therapy room. Can you do that instead of walking?
A. Absolutely! I have rooms at two Auckland locations: Ellerslie and Remuera.
Traditional, face to face counselling
Walk and talk counselling is not for everyone, and especially if you want guaranteed privacy and confidentiality, face to face counselling in a traditional therapy room setting is a safer option for you.
I have two available practice locations , one in Ellerslie and one in Remuera.