Nick Tarrant. Indoor and Outdoor therapy

Nick Tarrant. Indoor and Outdoor therapy

SN14 8RP

3 New Road
SN15 1EJ

07885 539887

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SN14 8RP

3 New Road
SN15 1EJ

07885 539887

About me

Hello, I'm Nick and I work in Chippenham with individual adults (aged 18+), using a gentle, yet broad and deep Integrative and Humanistic approach, to help find relief from suffering and increase well-being.

I can work indoors, at my Practice in Chippenham. I can also work outdoors (Wild Therapy) on land near the village of Ford. I will add a little more description to (outdoor) Wild Therapy further below.

Indoor work:


Sometimes life is hard; sometimes too hard to bear. The resources we might normally have to face difficulty to stay on an even-keel can at times no longer feel enough to deal with things alone. This difficulty may be a new, temporary, event or equally a long-standing issue. This difficulty may refer to our relationship with our environment, with others and/or with ourselves. In short we can feel off-balance and, in this, can struggle to cope.


At these times to talk confidentially with someone impartial, who will not judge you, can be enormously helpful. I believe in working gently, at your pace, so that you may feel ‘Held’ enough in whatever brings you here. I will support you while we work to help you find your own way forward; to again find your balance.


My approach is a Holistic and Relational one. In essence, I will view and work with you as an unique individual. I will always hold in mind how you relate to your environment, to yourself and with others, including to me. I work largely in the ‘Here and Now’, which means I will be as authentic as possible in how we both are in relationship. This, I believe, will provide new perspectives to view your difficulties to better find other ways forward for you. I believe this relational way of working is also Grounding and allows for better Connection.

Compassion…and Challenge

To work for greater awareness may sound good…and it can come at a cost. It can seem overwhelmingly scary to dare to look at, and dare to feel, what lurks in our shadows. This is where it pays to work slowly and gently; to work with compassion and tenderness. In time, I believe that it is possible to develop a way of being that becomes increasingly compassionate towards our fears and our shame. In time, with compassion, you are likely to feel safe enough to trust your strength to challenge your fears, bringing light and life to parts long-forgotten.


At the heart of my approach is my belief that each of us, from our deepest levels, knows what is right for ourselves. I believe in the power each of us holds to ultimately find the Will to put our growing awareness into action. This may look like affirmative action for some; for others, it may look like finding acceptance and compassion for ourselves. Whichever, I believe the power of therapy is to empower us to find greater support, balance and fulfilment.

Working with me

Please feel free to watch my short video below where I detail a little more about how I work.

I can work with many issues including, but not limited to: Relationship issues, Anxiety/stress, Depression/feeling low, Confidence/Self-esteem, Loss/Bereavement, Anger management and Trauma.

I can work with you in the long, or short, term, depending upon your need.

Please contact me if you'd like to know more.

Outdoor (Wild Therapy):

And, to add to what I've written about Indoor work, I'll talk a little of Wild Therapy, which includes the above, and more...

Working indoors works well for most. And sometimes, for some, the chance to work, 'stepping outside the World of People', can be immensely freeing and full of opportunity. Many find that to work this way, opening our selves and our senses to the life and processes (seasons, weather, etc) around us; to 'take part' in our wider world can be very Grounding and Connecting.

As good as the above may sound, as implied in the title 'Wild Therapy', this is not a retreat. It is a space where you are free to bring yourself in this less-controlled environment as really and fully as you wish, towards finding positive change for yourself. It will feel very different to Indoor Therapies, not least that we are exposed to the elements, unbounded by the normal 4 walls. It is a different dynamic: with me alongside you as we physically and, perhaps, symbolically explore our surroundings.

We would work on an area of land, near the village of Ford, split between areas of woodland and field. It is privately owned, which means we do not have to share the land with others. Working this way, we are free to move and explore as well as sit and share: We are not stuck in our chairs.

To work this way, I would look to meet for an initial, exploratory, session indoors in a safe and controlled setting to find out a little more about you together with mutually getting a feel for how Wild Therapy might work for you.

If you feel it might, we would have an initial outdoor session to 'try it out' and see if it might be for you. If so, we can look to continue. If not, we can move to working indoors, if you prefer.

Again, please feel free to contact me, or visit my website at to find out more.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications:

Foundation Degree in Humanistic, Integrative Counselling.
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
Level 4 Diploma in Humanistic, Integrative Counselling.
Certificate in Wild Therapy (Embodied Relational Therapy).

Professional Identity:

I am a registered member of the BACP (Certificate no. 201118)
I have full professional liability insurance.
I regularly attend Continuing Professional Development training.

Counselling background:

4 years with Cruse Bereavement Care: 1-1 work and facilitating groups.
1 year with 'Help Counselling' in Trowbridge as a volunteer counsellor.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Outdoor, Wild Therapy: See above for details.

You can also read more on my website at

Photos & videos

  • Chippenham
  • A little about me
  • Outdoor therapy


Initial session: £20 for 50 minutes

Subsequent Indoor sessions: £40 for 50 minutes

Wild Therapy: £30 for 60 minutes. 90 minutes and 2 hours available at £45 and £60 respectively.

Further information

If you would like to know more, please feel free to contact me by phone, email, or through the contact form on my website:

Maps & Directions

Chippenham, SN14 8RP
Chippenham, SN15 1EJ

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Monday - Wednesday, daytime and evenings. Thursday - Saturday, mornings.

Types of client

Older adults