These therapy sessions are conducted outside while walking. The conversations of life, as we walk together, create a therapeutic alliance that cultivates positive change and development of solutions.
What about unpredictable Canadian weather? It is always the clients choice to make the “weather call.”
How fast will we walk? This is slow to moderate walking. It is not fast walking that can count as a cardio workout and is not a physically strenuous activity.
Where do we walk? We usually choose the walk by the Rideau Canal, which is beautiful, well-lit, and allows for a 50-minute session without many traffic lights.
When do we walk? You can choose a time available that suits your schedule.
Walk and Talk therapy sessions are currently available in Ottawa and Kingston with advance booking.
Life doesn’t come with a manual and many of us can get stuck in thoughts, habits, or patterns that are difficult to see when we’re going through them. Things can become more complicated when we suffer from childhood trauma, PTSD, depressive symptoms, or the anxiety of what may happen in the future.
Therapy is about helping you overcome obstacles, increase your positive feelings, and learn to connect to others in healthier ways. Our therapists are highly trained to recognize emotional struggles or behavioural issues, providing you with guidance when you might get stuck and helping you lead a more content life.
You may wonder what it may be like to come to therapy.
The first session is a consultation – a meeting for us to get to know each other and start building a therapeutic relationship.
It is also an opportunity for you to ask your therapist questions about their methods and talk about what issues you want to address.