York - Walk Talk Therapy, C Robins MBACP, B.A.(HONS)
York Walk Talk therapy - Moving forward together
Carla Robins MBACP. B.A.(Hons)
I'm a qualified Humanistic counsellor that specialises in a unique intervention called Walk and Talk Therapy, which combines traditional talk therapy with the physical exercise of walking.
I'm open, down to earth and understand the importance of humour as well as seriousness in therapy. Making the first step towards counselling can be extremely difficult, I hope I can make your journey easier.
- A little about Walk Talk Therapy
Walk and talk therapy is a simple variation of traditional counselling, engaged outdoors. Instead of the therapy being conducted within four clinical walls, the therapeutic process is taken out of the counselling room and into nature with the Psychotherapist.
Walking releases endorphins, which can elevate moods, and that for some clients, a lake or a park is less intimidating than an office setting.
The emphasis in Walk and Talk Therapy is on the therapy, and the walking is a secondary benefit. You should not expect an extremely strenuous workout or any sort of personal training.
Several reasons why W.T therapy is a great approach to choose.
There are several reasons why Walk Talk Therapy is a great approach.
Walk Talk Therapy gets clients moving—both literally and figuratively.
Walk Talk Therapy is conducted outdoors, being in nature can be meditative and grounding.
Walk Talk Therapy is an excellent choice for clients with several different kinds of issues.
Clients who are going through a life transition, have anxiety, are experiencing some kind of loss or grief, relationship issues, as well as other challenges tend to do very well with Walk Talk Therapy.
- It encourages a patient to be more physically active for mental and physical reasons.
- It helps a patient get "unstuck" when confronting difficult issues.
- It spurs creative, deeper ways of thinking often released by mood-improving Physical activity.
Some patients may become anxious when confronting something difficult in a traditional seated, face-to-face interaction,
Walking in parallel with visual distractions may allow for easier engagement.
You set the pace of the session. If you prefer a meditative, relaxing session of walking or a more active session. Walk Talk Therapy will match your pace.
What if the weather is bad? If the weather is bad we can still meet up in the counselling room. The Swedish have a saying “there is no bad weather, only bad clothing” but it is always your choice whether we conduct walk talk therapy or coduct the therapy in the counselling room. Clients are usually happy to have the challenge.
I am very happy to work in all weather conditions. However, my counselling room is on Walmgate - York, if you decide you would prefer to have traditional counselling set within a room.
Research studies have shown that physical activity can enhance the mental and physical health of clients. Physical activity has also been shown to reduce levels of depression and anxiety and can help to prevent depressive symptoms.
I'm empathic and work Non-Judgementally, providing you with the right conditions for change.
I work in York and surrounding areas
using various locations which include -
Bolton Abbey estate.
If you become tired we can rest from the walk and sit under a tree or sit in a quiet spot and carry on the session.
If you are a new mum suffering with Postnatal Depression you are very welcome to bring your baby along in a pushchair. Being a parent myself, I understand how difficult it can be with a little one.
I offer an assessment session where we'll meet in a traditional counselling setting to discuss why you are looking for counselling and what you are hoping to gain from your time in therapy. Also, it's a chance for you to decide if you wish to work with me and to discuss where we'll meet each week.
The initial assessment session is £30
If you decide Walk Talk is not for you but you would like to work with me as a counsellor then i am happy to work in the traditional setting
Thank you for viewing my page, if you decide I'm not the counsellor for you then I wish you every success on your journey.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualified Person-Centred Counsellor Psychotherapist
I have a level 2 certificate in Counselling skills. (Braintree college)
Diploma Person-Centred counselling (University Of Essex)
B.A.(HONS) Degree in Counselling studies. (University Of Essex)
Certificate in Play therapy
Certificate in working with metaphors
I'm a volunteer with Place2be in the Harlow cluster working in a secondary school.
I have previously counselled at Colchester Institute Counselling service, working with a variety of clients.
Group facilitator for substance misuse at Perry Clayman Project in Chelmsford.
Recent training: safeguarding and Child Protection workshop. Play therapy and Working with metaphors workshop With Place2be Islington.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
ESSEX AND YORK WALK TALK THERAPY WERE THE FIRST COMPANY TO BRING WALK TALK COUNSELLING TO ESSEX.
SINCE THE SUCCESS OF EWTT, A NUMBER OF COUNSELLORS WITHIN ESSEX ARE ADDING WALK TALK TO THEIR PROFILES (Which is fine) except if they use our registered name of 'ESSEX WALK TALK' 'EWTT' and YORK WALK TALK THERAPY ‘YWTT’
WE ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY OTHER COMPANIES AND IF WE WERE IT WOULD BE ON THE WEBSITE.
Please check the authenticity of a counsellor and their qualifications should you wish to work with a counsellor.
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Assessment Session is £30
- Fees for Walk Talk counselling from £35 to £90 depending on your location for a 50 minute session for an individual.
- Traditional indoor Counselling are £40 for a 50 minute session.
- I hold a 24 hour cancellation policy which means that if the cancellation is not received 24 hours prior to your appointment you'll be charged the full session fee.
The York Walk Talk Therapy Counselling Room is located On Walmgate in York.
I have insurance with Towergate Insurance for professional liability.
I hold a current up-to-date DBS.
I am on the Bacp register. Membership number is - 746375
(TRADITIONAL COUNSELLING ONLY)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please contact for availability
Types of client