Working outside

The branches of a tree against the sky.

Counselling encounters conducted outdoors help clients to think about their presenting issues by responding  to the natural environment.  Both counsellor and client benefit from being outside, away from the work-a-day world and surrounded by the beauty of woodland, fields or garden.  They are not confined by the walls of the counselling room, and they are not  distracted by its furnishings.  They enter a quiet space where they can reflect together on the client’s concerns.  The advantage of this way of working is that, later, the client can work in this way with herself/himself. Continue reading “Working outside”