Into The Wild Therapy

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Into The Wild Therapy
connecting through nature

The power of nature
Based in Rogart, Sutherland, Into the Wild Therapy offers a unique opportunity to experience person centred counselling and therapeutic workshops in a beautiful and tranquil wild environment.  Run by Karen Bell, a qualified and experienced counsellor and therapist Into the Wild Therapy offers a range of therapeutic interventions including person centred counselling, equine assisted therapy, meditation, mindfulness, nature connection and therapeutic writing workshops.

What can we help with
when counselling meets nature

Counselling can help with a range of issues such as depression and negative thoughts, relationship and home issues, sexuality, spirituality, trauma and abuse, low self esteem, stress, anxiety, work issues and much more.  It may just be that you feel a little lost and need a place to explore where you are going in life.  I offer a confidential, relaxed and empathic space, free from judgement where you can explore  and grow at a pace that suits.

The surroundings in which I work are relaxed and tranquil.  Sitting by the campfire overlooking our field while the herd of rescue horses graze below and red kits fly above has its own therapeutic benifit.
Exploring nature while exploring yourself
You can choose to sit by the fire and talk or opt for a walk and talk session while exploring some of the beautiful surroundings around the croft.  Being in nature can help us to relax and make contact with ourselves allowing us to process in a way that is healing.  For a deeper connection to nature why not try nature connection using mindfulness to connect with the natural world or for a deeper connection to yourself I offer breathwork, mindfulness and chakra work.  I am person centred so I am happy for you to take lead in each session working in whatever capacity feels right for you on the day.

Explore with horses
Horses can be like mirrors to our soul, reflecting back our current state of being.  You can interact with our herd of rescue horses during your session either at liberty in the field or one to one where you can groom or just communicate with one of the herd or you can take a walk with one of our four legged companions while working through the things you have brought to counselling.  We can also use groundwork to explore our relationship with the horse and reflect on how we interact within our relationships in life.

Explore with words
I am passionate about writing, I write a regular blog based on my own inner reflections in nature.  Writing can be a useful tool for self expression allowing us to explore in a way that we might find difficult with the spoken word.  I offer a range of one to one options and therpeautic writing workshops for small groups.

person centred therapy
"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself, just as I am, then I can change"   Carl Rogers

The Person Centred Approach is one where the client's process is respected and followed, allowing the client to work at their own pace.  This client-focused process can facilitate  self-discovery, self-acceptance, and provide a means towards healing and  positive growth.  I work in a way that is empathic, non-judgemental and accepting  and will aim to fully understand your thoughts and feelings from your perspective.
With unconditional positive regard  I encourage clients to make their own decisions and choices and hold the beleif that clients are the experts on their own lives.  I trust that the clients own process will take them where they need to be and will walk alongside you on that journey.  I aim to be as congruent as I can be which means that I bring to sessions a  true and accessible self that  clients can see as honest and transparent.

There is a pleasure in the pathless wood,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar;
I love not man the less, but nature more,
From these interviews, in which I steal
From all I may be, or have been before
To mingle with the universe, and feel
What I can n e'er express, yet cannot all conceal.

George Gordon Byron (1788 - 1824)

Everything in nature invites us constantly to be what we are. —Gretel Ehrlich
152 Little Rogart
Rogart, Sutherland
+44 (0) 7849 837835
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