Jens 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. It can help with talking through relationship or family issues. 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. 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.
I am currently not taking on any new clients until early 2019 as I am in the process of relocating to the Shropshire area.
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.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor and an accredited 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.
- Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology
- Certificate in Supporting Survivors of Rape & Sexual Abuse
- Certified Cyber Therapist
- Certificate in Environmentally Based Therapies
- Certificate in Supervision
Additional Training and Continuing Professional Development:
- Shaminic Approaches in Modern Psychotherapy (CONFER)
- Men’s Issues in Psychotherapy and Counselling (nScience UK)
- Introduction to Narrative Therapy (Safeline/Jeannie Wright)
- LGBT+ inclusion (PACE) : Working with Gender Identity (Pink Therapy)
- 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)
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity - LGBTQIA+ (e.g Transgender, Non-binary gender, Polyamorous relationships, Kink)
Relationship with nature
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 standard session fee is £50. I am pleased to offer a reduced rate for students or those on a lower income - my clients generally pay between £30 and £50 per session. Please ask me if you would like to negotiate a reduced rate.