- Therapy, Psychotherapy or Counselling are – more than anything else – about a professional relationship between you and a well-trained therapist. Research tells us that it is the quality of this relationship that affects how well therapy ‘works’ for you.
- Research also tells us that seeing a therapist is a powerful way of attending to transitions, worries, concerns, relationships and other matters where you would like to make changes and/or gain greater insight in your life.
- Since you will be speaking about things that are important to you, and that you may not have spoken to many people about, therapy may elicit some strong – sometimes uncomfortable - feelings or thoughts.
- It is important therefore to build a solid working relationship where you can feel free to talk openly, and explore difficult aspects of your life. To this end, I will do my best to make this relationship one of safety and trust.
Check out what the Mayo Clinic has to say about therapy: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/psychotherapy/MY00186
Adventure, Wilderness and Experiential Therapies
Adventure therapy is defined as the prescriptive use of adventure experiences provided by mental health professionals, often conducted in natural settings that kinesthetically engage clients in cognitive, affective, and behavioral levels.
Source: Adventure Therapy: Theory, Research and Practice 2012
What does the American Psychological Association say about Adventure, Wilderness and Experiential Therapies?
As written about in September 2014 APA Journal called the Monitor: http://www.apa.org/monitor/2013/09/index.aspx
Best Practices from the Therapeutic Adventure Professional Group (of the Association for Experiential Education)