Jens Bakewell - Therapy with Nature

Jens Bakewell - Therapy with Nature



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About me

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.

Why ecotherapy?

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)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Cultural identity
Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity - LGBTQIA+ (e.g Transgender, Non-binary gender, Polyamorous relationships, Kink)
Overwhelming feelings
Workplace issues
Relationship with nature

Photos & videos

  • 'Walk and Talk' therapy


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.

Further information

Please have a look at my website to find out more.  You can also read my privacy policy for details of how I manage your personal data.

Maps & Directions

Shrewsbury, SY1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I am currently not taking on any new clients until early 2019 as I am in the process of relocating to the Shropshire area.  

Types of client

Older adults