Wilderness Therapy

Outdoor therapeutic journey comprising nature immersion and activities to explore a specific issue (1 x 30-min intro call + 6-session block). Please note that although wilderness therapy is not suitable for trauma, it can complement counselling and somatic trauma therapy once you feel safe in the body. Email me if you want to know more about this.

What is wilderness therapy? Book an introductory call

What to expect during wilderness therapy 

Setting up the therapeutic work

We set up the therapeutic work during a 30-minute video call on Zoom. This means spending some time understanding the concern you want to explore and what you want to achieve. 

I acknowledge that our bodies are political and can be marginalised and subjected to prejudice and systemic violence. On our initial call, we will discuss what is needed to make wilderness therapy a bodily-safe experience (for example, I will enquire about what feels safe in your body and what movements are accessible in order to create a therapeutic journey that is healing). You will be asked to fill in a short questionnaire before the call to assess your needs.

Wilderness therapy sessions

Between our Zoom call and the first wilderness therapy session, I will plan a therapeutic journey that will aim to explore the chosen concern from different perspectives, deepening each session. This journey comprises one therapeutic activity per session from an urban park in Glasgow. 

A therapeutic journey is something flexible and is subject to amendments to follow your personal journey closely. Each session starts with a check-in, followed by an introduction on how the session will look like, and we will end by exploring therapeutically what has surfaced so far.

My working principles as a wilderness therapist

I wouldn’t be able to do this work without nature’s guidance. All sessions are carried out outdoors with respect to the natural environment. This means asking for permission and thanking nature for offering a space to heal and following leave-no-trace principles during the sessions. 

I undertook further training in outdoor emergency first aid (by BASP), ITOL-accredited wilderness therapy training (by the Wilderness Foundation) and eco-somatics (by the Tariki Trust). I am fully insured to undertake therapy work in the outdoors.

I foster my kinship with nature through different outdoor pursuits (wild swimming, hiking and camping), as a proud owner of (quite) a few indoor plants and by living by the “leave no trace” principles and seasons as closely as possible. 

“Everything in nature invites us constantly to be what we are.”

~ Gretel Ehrlich

Most common issues addressed in therapy

Wilderness Therapy

Outdoor therapeutic journey

 online     outdoor 

£450 (installments available)

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