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Outdoor Therapy
Outdoor Therapy

Wow, what a place we live in! Kendal and South Lakeland have an amazing choice of outdoor spaces to play, learn and adventure in.

At South Lakeland Mind we believe in the therapeutic benefits of being outdoors so we now offer Outdoor Counselling and Outdoor Peer Support alongside our well-established indoor options.

At present Outdoor Counselling takes the form of a ‘walk and talk’ one-hour sessions in the South Lakeland area delivered by volunteer Outdoor Counsellors. All our volunteer Outdoor Counsellors are members of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical framework. They have ALL qualified as a counsellor first and then in addition, completed additional specialist continuing professional development in outdoor counselling including site-specific training in a range of venues in South Lakeland and Outdoor First Aid. Each session is risk assessed by the counsellor and where necessary a safety briefing is used to help you stay safe

We have also grown our Peer Support service to include a larger breadth of outdoor options deliver by Peer Support volunteers. All the Outdoor Peer Support volunteers receive in-house training and the additional specialist outdoor peer support training. They also have site-specific training in a range of venues and are outdoor first aid qualified.

Each session is tailored to your needs and level of ability and fitness. You do not need to be 'super fit' or even particularly outdoors-orientated to benefit from this setting for your therapy. We often find that our clients are fitter than us too!

Please contact the office on 01539 740591 if you would like to find out more.