About walking talking therapy

The events over the last few years across the world have changed many things. Online working has become more popular and many people are desperate to get out and about and into nature, particularly those feeling stuck in small living spaces and in cities. This has also changed therapy and how it is offered. Though I have been working outdoors and online for many years now with many clients all over the world, the demand has never been higher.

Here at walking talking therapy we can walk, we can talk or we can sit and I can listen.

We can meet online or go for a walk and talk but we will do whichever works for you and which ever feels more comfortable for you. I also offer home visits in these areas in the UK.

In and around Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Essex and North London. The walks are also in and around the areas listed, but I also offer virtual walks where we can walk together virtually or during a telephone call.

What is walking talking therapy?

Basically, it means walking and talking during your therapy session, rather than being enclosed in a clinic room, sitting in designated chairs. This can feel quite intense for some clients, to have the therapist sit opposite them. Walking next to each other, side-by-side, even with the social distancing guidelines in the current climate, can for some feel more equal and less formal. However, walking isn’t a must, sitting down somewhere in nature is also an option. It means doing therapy outdoors, in nature, often including or bringing nature and movement into the sessions. You are welcome to bring your dog along for the walk too.

Walking talking therapy is part of the eco-psychotherapy umbrella, which is the combination of ‘ecology’ and ‘psychotherapy’ or ‘psychology’. Within this field we find a variety of outdoor therapies and nature therapies, including walk and talk therapy, horticultural (gardening) therapy, adventure therapy, animal-assisted psychotherapy, like equine-assisted therapy (with horses) or canine-assisted therapy (with dogs) and expanding even further to include wilderness therapy and nature art therapy.

I work with adults, children, young people, couples and families and rates vary depending on the need of the client.

I also offer support to companies, businesses and sports clubs offering mental health support to those that want/need it in the workplace including schools and education settings.

Ethos and Approach

We believe in the providing a supportive intervention from the first contact through our therapeutic assessment.

We will focus on working alongside clients and their families if needed to address the difficulties they may bring to us that may be impacting upon their mental health and wellbeing.

As a Specialist Nursing led service we adopt a multi-modal approach drawing upon psychodynamic, dialectical behavioural, cognitive behavioural, trauma-informed and group analytic theory.

About Me

Meet your nurse June, owner and founder of walking talking therapy.
 
Hi, I am a qualified mental health nurse practitioner/registered mental health nurse (RMN) with over 16 years experience working with adults, children and young people with mental health difficulties and/or neuro diverse needs. 
 
I have worked in the NHS and private sector and I have specialised in working in child and adolescent mental health. I am also a specialist eating disorder practitioner with many years experience supporting children, young people and adults that present with eating difficulties.
 
I have managed many mental health teams and worked in many inpatient wards, looking after children, young people and adults in acute mental health settings. I understand the impact being an inpatient can have which is why I am very passionate about home treatment in the community.
I have also successfully led a mental health home treatment team and have experience in working in early help as well as working with those that may need more long term support due to complex needs.
 
Walking talking therapy is a very unique mental health service which I have set up that is here to provide a mental health service catered to your needs. 
So, if you want to try something different please don’t hesitate to reach out.
 
I also offer mental health support and bespoke packages to businesses large and small, sports clubs, musicians, artists and more. Helping to support your mental health and well-being at work.
 
If this is something you think you or your workplace could benefit from please email me to find out how I may be able to help you.
 
I have experience in the following areas but please note this is not an exhaustive list so please do email us if the support you would like is not listed here.
 
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Young Adult Mental Health
  • Adults mental health
  • Transition 
  • Improving Mental Health Through Technology/ Internet safety
  • Neurodiversity
  • Group Therapy
  • Peer Support
  • Psychosis
  • Personality Development and Disorder
  • Attachment
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Eating disorders 
  • Bipolar 
  • Mother and baby (post natal depression)
  • Mental health in schools
  • Early help
  • Crisis management 
  • Family work
  • Parent/child work
  • ACES
  • Substance misuse
  • Addictions
  • Suicide prevention
  • Self harm

I look forward to hearing from you,

A message from June

The last few years have been tough for many and some have been struggling more than others. Many are struggling with their mental health living in isolation, feeling lonely with no one to reach out to. 
Well, you don’t need to feel like this anymore, walking talking therapy is here to offer confidential professional mental health support, offering you company on a walk, a listening ear and/or someone to talk to. Please get in touch if you are that person that could do with some of this or tell someone you think could benefit with this support. You don’t have to be alone.
 
Come rain ☔ or shine ☀️ walking talking therapy is here to support you wherever you are in the world 🌍 
We can walk outside, do virtual walks or whatever works for you. You can talk, you can laugh, you can cry, but the best thing you can do is try. The cold, wet weather may put you off getting outdoors, but try and get outside and nature will help to uplift your mood and if you are feeling alone, need support or don’t know where to start contact me here at walking talking therapy. 
 
My walking talking therapy sessions combine walking, talking and professional advice/therapy if needed, I also offer this virtually too so everyone wherever you are in the world 🌍 can join. 🚶‍♂️🚶‍♀️
 
Walking talking therapy is here to help and offers support to adults, children and young people who may be suffering with their mental health.  

About us

Struggling with your mental health, feeling lonely or want company on a walk. Get in touch to see how we can help.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME

Ethos and Approach

We believe in the providing a supportive intervention from the first contact through our therapeutic assessment.

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