In my life and in my practice, I am increasingly interested in the theories of Ecopsychology. This dynamic field of research and practice argues that our health and well-being are inextricably linked with the health and well-being of the planet on which we live and rely. Climate change, environmental destruction, pollution and species loss may seem unlikely reasons for coming for counselling but ecopsychology acknowledges that living in the face of these overwhelming problems may affect our emotions and lead us to feel anxious, helpless, disconnected or depressed.
I work with an awareness of people’s interconnectedness with nature in all my counselling sessions but if you feel that you would like to focus on your relationship with the rest of the natural world and how to better connect to and sustain it, then I would be happy to meet with you and begin to explore how ecopsychology may help you develop your care for the earth as well as your own sense of health and well-being.
Ecopsychology sessions take the same form as other counselling sessions, although once we have begun to work together we may find it useful to move outside the therapy room and spend some time outdoors.