. . . we benefit cognitively and psychologically from having trees, bodies of water, and green spaces just to look at. . . Short exposures to nature can make us less aggressive, more creative, more civic minded and healthier overall.
What is ‘Walk and Talk’ Counselling?
I’m not sure about you, but everything seems more possible and hopeful after I go for a walk. Walk and talk counselling is the chance to combine movement (walking), natural sights, sounds, smells (proven to be very important for our overall health) and the therapeutic process of talk therapy. It’s the same as ‘typical’ counselling but without the sitting.
Instead of sitting in an office to do a session, you and I go to a nearby walking path and walk while we process and talk about what is front of mind for you.
Who is it for?
Walk and talks are currently open to women 16+. Proximity to Hampton or Saint John is also important.
Walk and talk counselling might be a good fit for you if you think best while moving, traditional therapy hasn’t worked great for you, or if you have a new baby you’d like to bring along in a stroller.
How does it work?
An initial online appointment will be set up in order for me to get to know you and what your hopes for therapy are. From there, we’ll chat about the logistics and questions related to walk and talk counselling (including maintaining confidentiality) and make sure it is a good fit for you. If it is, we can make a plan to meet at the trail for your next session.
What if it rains?
During our initial appointment, we’ll discuss the details of a ‘rain plan’ that works best for you. This plan will include a conversation about re-scheduling, or doing the appointment virtually.
Where do you walk?
I currently have three main walking paths that you can choose from that are approximately 50 mins in length. These are at Dutch Point Trails in Hampton, Rockwood Park in Saint John and Little River Reservoir Park in East Saint John. The details of this, along with your preferences & proximity to these locations will be discussed in your first session.
Ready to Get Started?
Currently accepting new clients for walk & talks
Please note: This site is not an emergency or crisis resource. If you are in crisis, or need immediate support please call the Chimo Helpline in NB (1-800-667-5005), Canadian Suicide Prevention Service (1-833-456-4566), or Kids Help Phone (1-800-668-6868).