Walking therapy, around Faversham
I offer outdoor and walking therapy in and around Faversham, Kent.
You can choose to have sessions in the woods in Dunkirk, along the creek in Faversham, or at the beach at Seasalter.
We can work flexibly to suit your own individual accessibility needs and preferences.
The outdoor space provides an evolving and sometimes unpredictable environment to work in. We may encounter other people and animals, the changing weather and seasons. This provides rich and broad opportunity to explore and understand your inner experience in relation to the outside world. Find out more.
I offer indoor counselling sessions from Apotheca, West Street, Faversham.
The indoor space gives an enclosed and predictable environment to talk. We have access to creative materials to use to draw and work through thoughts and feelings visually and representatively. Find out more.
Apotheca clinic is in the centre of Faversham town and easily accessible by public transport, with a pay and display car park just a short walk away.
Apotheca is a holistic clinic and shop, offering a range of herbal remedies, teas, supplements, natural skin and beauty products, oils, and gifts.
There is a toilet on site.
On the phone
I also offer telephone counselling. This can be a good option if you like the way I work but live further away. You can join our sessions from the comfort of your own home, or from the privacy of your car or even while you are out walking in your area if you have the privacy to do so safely.
Telephone sessions can also be an alternative option to regular outdoor or indoor sessions if you are unable to make an in person session for whatever reason.
Outdoor counselling, Abbey Physic Community Garden
If walking does not suit you, but being outdoors for our sessions is appealing, we may be able to meet at the Abbey Physic Community Garden in the heart of Faversham.
In a “secret” walled garden, we can find a bench near the pond, or a cosy corner under the pagoda to talk. While we do not have exclusive use of the garden, we will arrange to meet during quiet times at the garden to ensure sufficient privacy.
Nature-based therapeutic groups (coming soon from The Wild Space Kent)
In August 2021, I co-founded The Wild Space Kent with fellow outdoor counsellor, Nick Langley. The organisation is a Community Interest Company, set up to improve access to outdoor therapy and provide nature-based therapy and therapeutic groups.
Free counselling for people with serious and life altering illness (The Harmony Therapy Trust)
As well as offering private counselling from the Centre, I also work with The Harmony Therapy Trust, offering a number of free counselling sessions to people affected by cancer or other life altering illness. Referrals for these free sessions must be made by a Health Care Provider such as an Oncologist, Consultant, GP or Community Nurse. For more information, please get in touch with The Harmony Trust.