Walking Therapy

It is beneficial to get out in real weather and walk. It promotes good psychological health and mental well-being. Not only at times when restrictions on movement are placed on you but also more generally. Mind, the NHS and other mental health organisations have recognised this for several years. That there are numerous benefits to walking and talking. Being connected to nature can be beneficial whatever people’s problems are – depression, anxiety, loss and grief, or any kind of difficult life transition, whether they are personal, relationship-based, family or work-related. Whatever the issues walking helps ground you in reality and this reduces your levels of stress, depression and anxiety.

The Benefits of Stepping away from the Couch

Instead of facing a therapist in a practice room weekly sessions are held outside in nature. This acts as a calming backdrop to any issues up for discussion. Being outdoors means that there is less physical restriction on the surroundings. In the relationship with your therapist this can bring out a lot of things. If you are dealing with anger issues for example it can feel easier to express those feelings within a bigger landscape rather than within the four walls of a therapist’s consulting room.

Because the activity of walking outdoors provides you with a multi-sensory experience this helps you to reconnect with memories or thoughts about your past. The grounding element in walking therapy, that of being in nature, helps people to recover their buried emotions. Traumatic experiences are grounded in the natural surroundings. This creates a new sense of yourself in your relationship to the outside world.


There is no pointless navel-gazing involved in working with Nick – his approach is unfailingly kind but also challenging, and there is never a wasted moment. If he picks you up on a detail you previously thought was insignificant or asks a question that seems obscure (and he will), trust him and go with it. All will become clear!


I have been seeing Nick for over a year, and in this short time period he has managed to change my life completely, and I will forever be grateful for that.

Always calm and confident, Nick walked me through each challenge and difficulty, throughout a mutual discussion and endless patience. In addition to being a knowledgeable and insightful professional, Nick’s kindness and sincere empathy makes him a wonderful therapist. I feel privileged to have met Nick, and I can’t imagine going through this process with anyone else. Thank you Nick


Finding someone you connect with and who quickly understands your issues can be a daunting task, but Nick helped me realise that I didn’t need feel overwhelmed by all the plates I was spinning and we have since been working together to help rebuild my confidence and fully engage with and appreciate life again.

If you are looking for psychological freedom from your troubles and to live a happier, joyful life, then I would highly recommend HTP, and suggest you get in touch Nick when you finish reading this. I think he’ll give you a free first consultation, so what’s there to lose.


I started sessions with Nick to overcome a number of emotional issues that left me completely overwhelmed, anxious and depressed. I found the sessions instantly helpful, simply knowing that Nick was listening to me, understanding my difficulties and offering care and attention. Through the sessions, I was able to view my problems and my life in a completely different light. This has helped in ways I never  thought possible


The initial discomfort of feeling the need to seek help soon ebbed away as Nick’s open , non-formulaic and inspiring approach first challenged me to reconsider my view of myself but also , the world around me. I found our sessions frequently to be both a source of thought provoking insight and a focal point to a more reasoned and energised future. I now truly appreciate the time I spent with Nick and consider him to be the significant inspiration to my ongoing well being. Thank you , Nick!


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