Helen Madden Counselling

Some people find the thought of face to face counselling indoors, in a relatively confined space, a daunting or overwhelming prospect.  Others may have tried counselling in conventional environments but found it uncomfortable or wished for a less intensive approach. If this resonates with you then Walk and Talk sessions may be a helpful alternative.

Traditionally therapy sessions take place within the four walls of a physical room.  During a Walk and Talk session the natural environment becomes the therapy room.

The natural environment can provide a space to allow you to think more freely, to engage your senses and to explore your feelings. Many people find that the tranquility of the countryside can induce a meditative/reflective mood which supports emotional awareness. Exercise can also help people become "unstuck" when confronting difficult issues and it can spur creative, deeper ways of thinking.

I offer a choice of easy, moderate or more strenuous walks.  The easy and moderate walks are on flat or undulating terrain. All walks offer a mix of public footpaths, bridleways, open countryside and quiet country lanes as well as walks suitable for times when the weather conditions are less favourable. You will not need to be 'super fit' or even very outdoors orientated to benefit from this setting for your counselling.

Sessions will run in most weather conditions but if too severe the session will take place indoors in Whaley Bridge, SK23.

Our initial consultation together will take place in a counselling room so we can discuss the differences of working outdoors, considering together things like where we meet, how we manage the time, the weather and the pace etc.

Walk and Talk sessions take place in High Peak and Cheshire.

Walk and Talk Therapy