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What is Eco therapy?
Ecotherapy is a union between the ideas of ecopsychology and psychotherapy. Fundamental to ecotherapy is our connection to the natural world and the environment we live within. Ecotherapy uses a range of practices in order to help us connect with nature and ultimately with our 'inner' nature. Personal distress can be alleviated by developing the mutual connection between inside and outside. Through learning to care for the natural environment we learn to care for and nurture ourselves. Ecotherapy is about personal healing and healing for the earth.
Ecopsychology focuses on our connection with the natural environment. In traditional psychology, the 'psyche' is considered in isolation from its natural environment.
Psycho-therapeutics aims to help individuals understand and create meaning from emotional and psychological difficulties they are experiencing. Ecotherapy, utilising psychotherapeutic principles, forms a relationship to the natural world in order to enable us to make sense of our inner emotions and life experiences. Spending time in nature provides the space for inward reflection and the potential for transformation as we become conscious of our interconnectivity with the world around us. How we encounter and interpret the natural world creates a personal narrative that gives meaning to our experiences and emotions. We may feel depressed, anxious, lost and alone, overwhelmed by our thoughts and feelings and unable to draw upon previous ways of coping. Psychotherapy in combination with the natural environment allows us to develop new ways of understanding ourselves and feel integrated in our lives.
Soul Support offers nature based psychotherapeutic intervention and room based therapy (Individual Counselling and Group Ecotherapy) to not only assist with exploration of your concerns, but to do so in a place that can bring comfort and lends itself to natural healing. Ecotherapy, or therapy within a natural environment is the name given to a range of treatment programs which aim to improve your mental and physical well-being through engagement with nature. Connecting with nature in this way can have lots of health benefits. My mobile approach means that the initial consultation (your first appointment) can take place in the comfort of your own home or my therapy room. My theoretical approach is Integrated, Person Centered Therapy with Jungian undertones, I practice in an empathetic, non-judgmental way, without prejudice and with acceptance and support for all of the clients that I work with employing a holistic person centered approach to the therapy that I provide. I am a member of the National Hypnotherapy Society and the National Counselling Society and I adhere to and am governed by their code of ethics which can be found HERE