> Nature-based psychotherapy
Traditionally therapy sessions take place within the four walls of a physical room. During nature based psychotherapy the natural environment (woodland/parkland) becomes the therapy room.
The natural and changing state of woodland provides a context to help you feel more connected to nature and wildlife, engage your senses and explore feelings.
Many people find that the green tranquility of woodland induces a meditative/reflective mood, supporting emotional awareness. The sessions may involve walking in the park/woods or finding a quiet place to sit.
Some things to consider prior to a nature based psychotherapy session;
• Woodland/parkland is not an enclosed space, we will come into some form of contact with people and animals (e.g. dogs), please consider whether you are comfortable with this and raise anything you feel may be challenging (e.g. if you have a fear of dogs)
• Please wear suitable footwear and clothing for the environment and weather
• Sessions will run whatever the weather except high winds and storms in which case the session will take place indoors in the same postcode area.
Sessions take place in SE24, SE25, W2 and SW7 (other areas possible by arrangement). All of the green spaces are under 3 minutes from public transport. Please get in touch if you'd like to suggest an alternative location.
Sessions last for 50 minutes. I provide short and long term therapy.
To book a session or for further information please contact Beth;
mob: 07906 832 952
For information on nature-based psychotherapy training visit www.wildinthecity.org.uk
Wild in the City!
Bush craft and Nature Awareness
I am passionate about using natural environments such as woods and parkland as therapeutic spaces, to help children, young people and adults to connect with themselves and the world around them. I founded Wild in the City! in 2013 to help normalise contact with nature during Londoner's work, rest and play. Wild in the City! acitivites include bush craft, forest school, traditional crafts, nature exploration and professional training.
Visit the Wild in the City! website for further information.