As an alternative provider, we offer one-to-one nature based outdoor therapy, mentor support as well as therapy via phone or online.
Our bespoke programmes address the complex needs of young people and adults who have trouble engaging in school, work, relationships or life in general. Our therapists offer clients outdoor sessions using nature as a therapeutic tool.
Our one-to-one or small group bespoke programme is designed for people of all ages. Participants typically have complex issues that have resisted conventional interventions. Working outdoors with experienced, trained mentors and therapists, people of all ages find healing and peace. They gain skills that enable them to engage productively with others and find a path toward continued growth.
Programmes are personalised to meet the needs of each participant/group.
The majority of our one-to-one or small group bespoke session is carried out at our 2 woodland sites in Chelmsford, Essex, however our team of associate therapists/counsellors may be able to deliver sessions near where you live (check our List of Associate Therapists/Counsellors).
Participants and their therapist typically work together 1-3 sessions a week, 1-3 hours per session for an agreed period of time. This begins by building a trust-based, non-judgmental relationship with the young person or adult.
The programme design usually includes outdoor activities and can include fishing, nature photography, hiking, camping, canoeing, rock climbing, orienteering, gardening, and more.
Our participants typically get so absorbed in these activities that they do not notice their therapist gently guiding them toward greater self-esteem and self-control. Simply being in nature calms their stress and gives them space for reflection and growth.
Sample outcomes include:
Increased self-confidence and awareness of success
Development of skills for independent learning
Ability to consider the needs of others and to maintain relationships with adults and peers
Ability to accept authority and understand that actions have consequences
Practice of skills for controlling emotions and avoiding potentially harmful situations
Mental health and wellbeing
Maintain or return to education/training/work
Please complete and return thereferral formif you would like to refer someone, or self-refer to our one-to-one bespoke services. A formal proposal will then be sent to you after reviewing this form.