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One-to-one counselling and psychotherapy

Walking therapy

Remote sessions telephone / video

Issues I Can Help With

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Depression and low-mood
  • Relationship problems
  • Low confidence and self-worth
  • Experiences of abuse
  • Trauma
  • Grief and loss
  • Work related problems
  • Lack of direction and meaning
  • Overwhelming feelings

Do get in touch if there’s anything you’re wondering about.

How I Work

My orientation is integrative, meaning that I draw on several approaches in my practice rather than just one. It is mainly trauma and humanistic approaches that I draw on. If you want to find out more about the different types of therapy, you can do so here.

We all have resources within us to heal and a collaborative and supportive therapeutic relationship is one of the ways these can be accessed. I am relaxed, attentive and will help you to feel comfortable and safe during our sessions. I will adapt the way I work to suit you as an individual and help you to find the tools, insights and ways through that feel right for you.

Talking is just one of a variety of tools that are therapeutic. Mindfulness exercises, working with the body, using movement, creative expression and writing are examples of tools that we can use both within the therapy and/or outside of it to support you.

Additionally, I am interested in spirituality – particularly mindfulness and meditation – as well as the psychological impact of social and political issues upon the individual. These interests also influence how I work.

I am an accredited member of the BACP which means I meet their higher standard as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner.

Qualifications and Experience

I completed an MSc in Therapeutic Counselling at the University of Greenwich in 2018. My BA (Hons) was in International Development, awarded by the University of Leeds in 2011.

Between 2009 and 2014 I worked in support work with learning disabled adults and young people with complex needs. In 2014 I began working with survivors of domestic and/or sexual abuse as a caseworker. I continue to work with this same group as a therapist, part-time for a charity.

I have gained experience in working with a range of issues as a therapist, and I have extensive experience of working with people who have experienced trauma. I am also LGBTQI+ friendly. I put time into continually developing my skills and knowledge through training and other forms of learning.

Next Steps

Initial enquiry: Get in touch to find out more about having therapy with me. I’ll suggest we have a short chat on the phone before arranging a consultation.

Consultation: This will take place either by telephone or video call and will take approximately an hour. The purpose is for us both to find out if we’re a good fit for working together. I’ll ask a number of questions about you, your background and what you’d like to get out of having therapy. I can also answer questions you have for me.

Sessions: I offer walking sessions, video (e.g. Skype/Zoom/FaceTime) or telephone sessions. Sessions typically take place weekly at the same time and day. The sessions follow the same format and last 50 minutes.

Fees: £70 per session. The consultation fee is also £70.

About Walking Therapy

Walking therapy (sometimes also known as ‘walk and talk therapy’) is where the therapy session is conducted outside on a walk.

There are numerous therapeutic benefits of both physical movement and being in nature, and these are harnessed during a walking therapy session. Working in this way can be particularly beneficial for those who find the setting of the therapy room uncomfortable.

Talking whilst walking can help you to reflect, express yourself and process your feelings and experiences. Grounding and a sense of support are experienced through the rhythm of putting one foot in front of the other. Presence, connectedness and serenity are experienced through taking in the sights, sounds and smells of the natural environment.

Sessions last for 50 minutes and will start and end at the same location. If the weather is adverse then we’ll arrange to have the session by video call or over the telephone instead.

Walking sessions can take place in the following London parks: Golders Hill Park, Regents Park, Hyde Park or Kensington Gardens, Holland Park, or Battersea Park.

Get in Touch

Email: bethstevenstherapy@protonmail.com

Telephone: 07933876429

Please note I do not take referrals from third parties.