Walk and Talk Therapy

The Central Coast is a wonderful region for beautiful walks along the beach, rivers and bush trails. Walk and talk therapy is a perfect opportunity for the client and therapist to walk during therapy.

Walk and talk therapy will take place at an agreed location. Contact Kate for details.

What is Walk and Talk Therapy?

Living on the Central Coast there are many beautiful and engaging walks along the beach, rivers and bush trails. Walk and talk therapy is a perfect opportunity for the client and therapist to walk together during therapy at an agreed place. This alternative therapy combines the benefits of fresh air and exercise into therapy.

What are some of the benefits of walk and talk therapy?

  • Getting out of the office is good for the mind and body
  • Rhythmic exercise such as walking can be helpful to the process of self-discovery
  • Mood improving physical activity may create deeper ways of thinking
  • Face to face interaction can cause anxiety whereas walking side by side with the distraction of the environment may allow for easier engagement
  • Fresh air and physical fitness.
  • Teenagers feel more comfortable walking alongside a therapist rather than sitting in a formal environment across from one another.
  • Some teenagers have trouble sitting still and this is a perfect way to release anxiety through movement.
  • Movement helps to process thoughts easily and helps improve depressed states.
  • Walking is a way of ‘moving forward’ which helps the client to move forward in their life.
  • Good practice of being ‘present’, what do you see, smell, hear?
  • Physical movement encourages psychological movement.

Reasons For Counselling

Stress & Anxiety

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Sometimes life can be stressful and we feel anxious, life feels insurmountable. Being able to open up to someone in a safe and confidential environment aids in reducing your stress levels.

Self-Worth

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Do you have negative thoughts about yourself, feeling unworthy of others and have self doubts? Give me a call and I can help you with ways to boost your self image, confidence and see your true value.

Someone to Talk To

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Having a person who is not family or friends to offload onto is helpful. You are free to open up and talk about anything without judgement.

Job Loss or Change

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Losing a job or wanting to change careers can be stressful and difficult to navigate your way through. Make an appointment and we can collaborate a plan together.

Strained Relationships

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Are you in a marriage where you have lost connection with each other? Or you are struggling relating with your teenager? We can look at different strategies to get your relationship moving forward again and connecting.

Unsure About the Future

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Harmful Thoughts

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There are times when you may feel confused and not yourself, you may have thoughts of harming yourself. Talking to someone can help you untangle these thoughts and feelings so they make sense to you.

Self Empowerment

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Lost trust and faith in yourself, not running your own race? There are times when self-empowerment is buried because of self-doubt. Schedule an appointment and start to take back your power and makes changes you feel comfortable with to propel forward in life.

Isolation & Loneliness

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Feeling lonely and isolated at some point in your life is painful and scary. You may be feeling unsure and anxious about the future, by getting in touch I can support you to explore ways to start enjoying life again.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Counselling Confidential?

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During the initial contact the counsellor will be required to collect and record relevant personal information. This is kept highly confidential. Notes are taken during the session and kept confidentially.
All information will be kept confidential unless:
a) Subpoenaed by a court.
b) Information disclosed that places yourself or another at risk.
c) Your signed consent will be required before:
  • Discussing with another person such as parent, doctor or employer, or
  • Providing a written report to another professional agency, or
  • Referring to another agency

How Much and How Long Are The Sessions?

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The sessions last for an hour and the fee is $80.00.

How Do I Make Payment?

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Payment is made by direct deposit prior to session. I do not send accounts for private clients.

Are referrals needed?

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No, referrals are not necessary. Phone and make a booking.

How Many Counselling Sessions Will I Need?

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This depends on your needs and the reason for coming to counselling. Generally four sessions are sufficient however that is reviewed and increased if needed.

Is There A Cancellation Fee?

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24 hours notice is required to cancel or re-schedule an appointment otherwise a fee is charged.

Contact Me

Ask a question or book an appointment below. 

0452 410 506

Woy Woy

kate@coastcounselling.com.au