Practical Introduction to Walk & Talk Therapy
A one day CPD certificated course (8 hours) for qualified counsellors who want to explore the possibilities of working outside. The day will cover a range of topics around the practical implications of working outside for both the client and counsellor. In the morning, we will explore insurance, risk assessments and contracting, followed by an afternoon of working outside to practice some of the elements discussed.
The morning session takes place at Step by Step Counselling College. The afternoon will start with a guided walk from the college through Newton Abbot to Bakers Park. The park is co-owned by Teignbridge District Council and the National Trust. The Council-owned land is parkland with facilities for sports and activities such as dog walking, etc. The National Trust-owned land is ancient woodland with a variety of well worn paths, public rights of way and meadows providing space for experiential skills practice and reflection.
With the exception of extreme weather, the afternoon session will take place rain or shine. Please check the weather forecast on the day and bring appropriate footwear and clothing.
Feedback from Previous Walk and Talk Training Days:
"It felt relaxed, with space for questions, discusion and sharing but with momentum and purpose.
Thank you :-}"
"Knowledegable, approachable, warm and real. I felt really comforatble to ask anything and feeling relaxed definitely helps me learn and retain information. I felt that Simon genuinely cared about our learning and our getting what we wanted from the day."
Date: Friday 12th April 2024
Time: 09:30 – 17:30
(includes a half hour lunch break)
You will need:
• Something to write on and to write with
• Walking boots with good ankle support
• Mobile Phone
• Weather-appropriate clothing
• A debit or credit card, or 30p
• A sense of adventure and fun
Optional (but recommended)
• A copy of your current client contract
• Sun cream
• Insect bite lotion
A Practical Introduction to Walk and Talk Therapy is quality checked by the National Counselling Society (NCS). This course alone is not a route to the accredited register, nor does it fully equip a graduate to practice as a qualified counsellor.