Duration: 4 hours | Location: Pollok Country Park, Glasgow | Dates: September 12th | Participants: 6 maximum | Cost: £80
The workshop will cover: Ethical considerations; Safety; Privacy; Risk Assessment; Route Planning; How to conduct an outdoor therapy session; Opening and closing of an outdoor therapy session; How to hold space outdoors; Working outdoors vs. working in controlled environments.
We will also look at appropriate techniques, tools and how to help the client utilise the environment to facilitate impactful, meaningful and lasting change.
The course will be a combination of individual and group work, with time for quiet contemplation, journalling prompts, exploring the use of metaphors and to see how we - as practitioners - relate to the landscape, ways we can offer this to our clients and how this can translate to effective, competent therapeutic work.
Who is this workshop for?
Anyone with an interest in working therapeutically outdoors or anyone with a general interest in the outdoors and they would like to explore this further and/or Counsellors, holistic therapists, mental health practitioners, psychotherapists, social workers, therapists and anyone working with clients in a helping role who might want to introduce an outdoor element.
My aim is to run this workshop a minimum of once per season, as the changing of the seasons and the rhythms of nature are important aspects of working outdoors and can offer both client and therapist varied conditions and experiences.
Send me an email, text or WhatsApp below for further information or with any questions.
PS - The provisional next dates for this workshop are either December 5th or December 12th.
Duration: 1-4 hours | Location(s): Linn Park, Pollok Country Park, Whitelee Windfarm or anywhere else you feel drawn to work | Cost: £40 per hour
I am now offering 1-4 hour sessions where I will facilitate you exploring your connection with nature; this can be for a specific purpose or with a goal in mind (i.e. if you are doing a project or making a piece of work that involves being out in nature and you want to do some prep work) or can be largely unstructured, but still with the space and time to explore and question and ponder.
Strictly speaking these are not counselling sessions, I think it’s important to make that distinction - that said, there would still be work, dialogue and actions within the space I hold which could be considered therapeutic.
This idea has come about as I have made connections with artists, coaches and third sector staff - and there’s been a common thread of nature and the outdoors which has ran through all of these interactions and I have felt guided to put something together so that I can offer this.
As always, if there are any questions at all, do not hesitate to get in touch.
"I have been wanting to take my client work outdoors for a long time...but I just didn't know where to start or how to approach doing this. After a 3-hour Nature Connection session with Sean I felt encouraged and empowered. His passion, enthusiasm and calm nature really helped me feel capable and ready! I was armed with new knowledge, confidence and tools and within a few weeks I had my first outdoor clients." - LF, session participant
Duration: 1-4 hours | Location: Online (at the moment) | Cost: Dependent on number of participants and length
As part of my work as a self-employed counsellor and outdoor therapist, I create posts for social media and have found I have high success rates in terms of engagement, enquiries and ultimately taking on new clients.
Knowing where to start on social media, how to get your message across, how you want to engage with current and potential clients are all things which you might want to give consideration to. I have found the way I utilise social media, how I design my website and what content I put out there are all things which have been well received, so I want to share my experience with others.
It is through this strong, consistent 'brand' I have across social media platforms and my website which has led to a huge increase in enquiries and also to me securing consultancy work with third sector organisations, being quoted in the press and appearing as a guest on the radio.
My most recent Instagram post, for example, has had 126 likes, 8 saves, 11 enquiries and I only paid £3 to promote this, so it feels like good value. With the right image, the right accompanying text and the most effective hashtags that £3 is really over-performing. Of those 11 enquiries, 3 have become new clients.
I am now developing a toolkit for other therapists to help them create strong, engaging social media posts to increase their own attainment of new clients. I am aiming to deliver this in two ways; a 1-2-1 bespoke workshop online and a more general workshop for up to 20 participants.
If you are interested, contact me for more information.