- 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
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)