My eco-therapy sessions cost £50 for one hour-long session, although this may be extended by negotiation.
These sessions take place in the festival gardens, which have access to woodland, ponds, covered areas and the promenade along the river. It’s a great place to take in our surroundings, destress and connect with nature.
How the session goes is up to you. We can either ‘walk and talk’, or incorporate the space itself into the work. For instance, some examples of previous sessions involve:
- Discussing why leaves were dropping from the trees, and examining what the client could drop and focus their energies on instead.
- Observing worker bees, and using that to fuel discussion about why the client works so hard and what it will take for them to rest and recuperate.
- Experiencing the effects of a windy day, and comparing that with how the client feels “battered” and overwhelmed by life’s demands.
As this is a public space, complete confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. However, we can come up with a plan for what we would do if people are walking nearby or we bump into someone you know.