Jen Bakewell - Therapy with Nature
Are you feeling like life is getting on top of you? Counselling and Ecotherapy can help with your stress, depression and anxiety. It can support you when you are working through overwhelming feelings or making difficult decisions. Working outdoors means that you will have the added benefits that being in nature brings.
I offer Ecotherapy, 'Walk and Talk' counselling and Mindfulness in Nature sessions in beautiful outdoor locations across Coventry and Warwickshire. Please contact me to find out more or book a free initial 'mutual assessment' session. I'd welcome your call and be glad to answer questions you have about counselling, working outdoors or about how I work as a therapist.
What is ecotherapy?
Ecotherapy is therapy in and with nature.
Some people find traditional 'talking therapy' difficult because they don't like being stuck in a room. If you are someone who prefers to be outdoors or likes to walk as you talk then ecotherapy might be for you! It is also a good choice for people who want to get more exercise or develop their connection with nature.
Being in nature is fun, relaxing and lowers stress levels. There is a wealth of research evidence to show that contact with nature is in itself healing, and the human connection with nature promotes physiological and psychological well-being - for example, the report 'Feel Better Outside, Feel Better Inside' from MIND.
But what if it rains?
Most of the venues I work in have wet-weather alternatives. We can discuss this in our initial session.
Do you offer counseling indoors?
If you would prefer to have indoor counselling sessions then please contact me to discuss this. I do have access to indoor venues in Coventry and Leamington Spa.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have additional training in Ecotherapy (working in and with nature) so that I can work therapeutically outdoors as well as in a therapy room.
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology
- Level 2 & 3 Certificate in Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Survivors of Rape and Sexual Abuse
- Certified Cyber Therapist (Online Therapy Institute)
Additional Training and Continuing Professional Development:
- Shamanic Approaches in Modern Psychotherapy (CONFER)
- Men’s Issues in Psychotherapy and Counselling (nScience UK)
- Introduction to Narrative Therapy (Safeline/Jeannie Wright)
- LGBT+ inclusion (PACE)
- Nature as Co-therapist: Nature Guided Therapy (Keele University)
- Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy (Safeline/NHS)
- Working with clients who have learning disabilities (Respond)
- Working with clients who have disabilities (Spokz People)
- Working with Eating Distress (Safeline/NHS)
- Certificate in Environmentally Based Therapies (in progress, to be completed July 2016)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Relationship with nature
Photos & videos
I offer a free initial 'mutual assessment' session so we can meet and discuss your goals for counselling and how we would work together.
My session rates are on a sliding scale, with lower rates for students or those on a lower income. Please ask me about this. Session rates are usually between £25 and £40 and may also depend on the venue that we choose.
I can offer Ecotherapy sessions in beautiful outdoor settings across Coventry and Warwickshire. Please contact me and we can discuss finding venue that is convenient for you.
Some of my favorite locations are:
Foundry Wood in Leamington Spa
Coombe Country Park in Coventry
Memorial Park in Coventry
Crackley Woods in Kenilworth
St Nicholas Park in Warwick
Please have a look at my website to find out more and see pictures of the different locations.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I have sessions available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please ask about other days and times.
Types of client