Jamie Giddens MBACP, Dip.Coun, Person Centred Counselling Outside

Jamie Giddens MBACP, Dip.Coun, Person Centred Counselling Outside

Helston
Cornwall
TR13

Porthleven
Helston
Cornwall
TR13

I am unable to take further enquiries until 06-Nov-2018

07598 137217

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Helston
Cornwall
TR13

Porthleven
Helston
Cornwall
TR13

07598 137217

About me

If you need to "clear the air", but not in a therapy room, then perhaps running, walking or sitting together outside, may provide just the focus you need, to get what you want from counselling.

Stepping forwards together can be reassuring and bring a sense of equality to our relationship. Held as we are within the diverse landscape of Cornwall, in the stillness of a wood or in a wind, by a lake or beside a hedge, in a valley, then on a hill, next to an ever changing sea or in a building, I can provide a safe environment that is suitable for you. You can tell me how life is at the moment and I'll be with you, to help you in your direction.

Why Outside?

For me being together outside provides an experience of relationship within therapy, movement, and nature, that can allow the witnessing of your feelings to be deeply enhanced. If you need someone to walk together with you in life at the moment, I can offer you honest acceptance at a pace that will suit you. The counselling is rooted in the person-centred approach, yet when it’s useful to do so I may integrate other types of counselling, or we may sit inside a building.

Over the last few years I have run and walked thousands of miles, sometimes nonstop for 24hrs. I have grown to trust how my feet move, step by step over a variety of terrains; in the dark, emerging into light, rising through fog, experiencing movement over ground, noticing a constant breath through landscapes that seem to go on and on. Sometimes I can’t carry on anymore and then around the next bend something new, perhaps a rest, or maybe a change.

What to expect

Our first meeting will be free and we can maybe go and sit down somewhere quite for a coffee and see how we get on. We then might agree on a number of sessions and arrange to meet at a location where we can begin counselling outside.

Why moving?

I really value being still and sitting, yet having the freedom to move about when we want to seems really valuable. Our relationships with movement and nature are all different. I want us to find the space to make our sessions as usefully and life enhancing as possible.

In addition to working with clients in therapy outside, I have worked for many years, in a wide variety of roles helping people to improve their mental health. In addition I’ve worked as an outdoor adventure coach, a member of the British Mountaineering Council, Hill and moorland walking group leader with which I hold full professional indemnity Insurance. When I’m not counselling I enjoy making things, sea kayak expeditions, ultra running, surfing, camping, making music and playing with my family. I am a member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (BCAP)
  • Certificate in Advanced Counselling (BACP)
  • Hill and Moorland Walking Group Leader Award (British Mountaineering Council)

    Experience
  • Penhalligon counselling agency
  • YMCA counselling agency
  • counsellor at Glen Carne supported accommodation
  • Mindfulness practice
  • Person centred therapy
  • Ultra marathons, fell running, mountaineering, being in the sea, playing the piano and guitar.

Member organisations

BACP

Photos & videos

  • Counselling outside
  • Porthleven and Penrose Counselling Outside
  • poster

Fees

I charge £35 for 60 minute sessions and £50 for 90 minute sessions.

Further information

"The grounded stillness of a tree trunk,
A steady base that supports,
Fragile movement of it's twigs,
Noticing of resilience,
Of heather rooted to rocky soil."

Maps & Directions

Helston, TR13

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

flexible

Types of client

Adults
Older adults