Eco-Therapy – Walking and Talking therapy

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We are delighted to introduce Estelle Linney to our team at Cheshire Natural Health. Estelle will be offering Eco-therapy as well as conventional counselling.

What is Eco-therapy? 

Eco-therapy means ‘restoring and developing wellbeing through connection with nature’. From the feelings of wonderment associated with the sun on your face or experiencing an extraordinary sunrise or sunset, to the sense that pondering about a problem while taking a walk can be helpful: these are some examples of the beneficial influence of nature.

Eco-therapy is being recognised and acknowledged as an approach that creates greater health and wellbeing and connecting with nature in this way can have lots of positive health benefits. For example, eco-therapy can help you manage an existing mental health problem, and could help prevent future periods of ill health, such as an episode of depression. Eco-therapy can be used on its own, or alongside other treatments such as talking treatments or medication.

  • Sessions can be adapted to suit different levels of mobility and fitness.
  • Sessions include person-centred counselling as a walking/talking approach.

Estelle has many years of working within the field of ecology and conservation, within schools and for individuals with special needs, and continues to work within ecology and conservation alongside her counselling practice.

Estelle is a great believer in nature being the “therapeutic first” and continuously explores ways to embrace nature in her therapeutic work, both indoors and outdoors. Estelle has a special interest and skills set for working with adults caring for individuals diagnosed with dementia or in the early stages of dementia.

If you feel this approach to therapy would help and support you with any emotional problems you are experiencing, then please contact the clinic on 01925 730123 for more information.