Walk and Talk Therapy
Walk and talk therapy has been increasing in popularity over the years and for good reason. Research has shown that undertaking both exercise and therapy can help to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression among other difficulties. Therapists frequently recommend lifestyle changes such as increasing exercise as a component of their therapeutic interventions. However, it can be incredibly challenging for some clients to either find the time or the motivation to incorporate exercise into their daily routine. So, our aim at Walk Together Psychology is to help this process a little by offering therapy where we can both walk and talk. The structure of walk and talk therapy is similar to the counselling room, however, your first appointment is conducted via face-to-face or telehealth to ensure that we gain a good idea of what is going on for you, whilst undertaking a comprehensive history. After that we are free to roam the riverfront, where we can take in the various sights and sounds. A great place to practice mindfulness!
Our walking pace is set by you as are any breaks you require. You can bring your little one in a pram, walk your dog (depending upon their temperament), or walk with your therapist on your own. As with regular therapy sessions, all information is kept confidential. So, what if we see someone you know? Just let us know, we will stop talking until we have passed them by and then we will resume as normal.
Currently walk and talk sessions are undertaken along the Tweed river and are conducted at different session times; between 9am to 430pm on Thursdays and 9am till 230pm on Friday’s. We meet at the Walk Together Psychology office and take our walk from there. Returning to the office at the end of the session.
Most clients choose to come to the clinic and have face-to-face sessions. These sessions are undertaken in airconditioned comfort, with privacy in mind.
Due to COVID-19, telehealth sessions are now available permanently. This means that anyone can now undertake telehealth sessions from the comfort of their own home. Further to this, research has shown that telehealth is just as effective as face-to-face sessions. The flow and process of our telehealth sessions take the same form as face-to-face sessions and we will be able to work with you on any issue that may be troubling you; from anxiety, depression, stress, or any other difficulty you may be experiencing. All you need is a private spot, reliable internet access, a laptop or smart phone which has a camera, microphone and speakers (or headset)!