Body & Mind MatterCoaching & Counselling in Bournemouth & Online

Walk & Talk

Find the right place for you!
This year, I have been busy working alongside clients with walking and talking coaching sessions. Bournemouth provides us with a whole host of beautiful parks and open green spaces. These are accessible and available at all times of the day with or without an umbrella! Walk and Talk sessions will continue throughout the Autumn and Winter months. Movement of both body and mind can offer a more holistic approach to conventional face to face talking therapies.

If you are considering a walk and talk session and would like to walk in a specific place please get in touch and we can discuss whether this a suitable setting for your session.

Walking helps boost your mood because it increases blood flow and blood circulation to the brain and body. It has a positive influence on your hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, which is your central nervous response system. This is good because the HPA axis is responsible for your stress response. When you exercise by walking, you calm your nerves, which can make you feel less stressed.


How long do sessions last?
Each walk and talk session lasts for 60 minutes from the time of meeting to the end of the walk.

Will we still walk if it rains?
Yes! If you are happy to walk and talk in the rain please ensure you have adequate/suitable waterproof clothing and good footwear.

What topics can be covered by walking and talking coaching?

  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Negative Thoughts and Limited Thinking
  • Difficulties With Work / Home Life
  • Feeling Stuck and Not Able To Move Forward.
  • Health Inhibiting Thoughts
  • Low Self Esteem / Confidence
  • Wanting To Create Change
  • Achieving Balance In Life
  • Improving Confidence
  • Goal Setting
  • A Greater Understanding Of The Self And Others

    How much do sessions cost?
    £40 per 60 minute session to be paid 24hrs prior to your appointment time. If payment is not received I am under no obligation to hold your appointment time for you.

    Where can we walk?
    There are a number of great walking locations surrounding the Bournemouth area these include beaches, riverside walks and green open spaces.

    How far will we walk?
    Please ensure your current level of fitness allows you to walk comfortably for at least 60 minutes.

    Counselling or Coaching?
    Coaching sessions can focus on the here and now. We can look at how you think and feel and what changes you may like to consider. These could be to your current mindset, lifestyle or daily routine, helping you to live a full and enriched life. This could help you create lasting change, build resilience and create effective coping mechanisms for any future challenges. Coaching can provide you with practical tools, ideas and tips to help you move towards being the best version of yourself. Coaching can explore your daily routines including eating habits, exercise routines and helpful/unhelpful thinking patterns. Walk and Talk sessions offer time out for just you. Enjoy the great outdoors and discover a renewed sense of what you really want to achieve. Breathe in and enjoy the scenery whilst walking with a coach who puts you first.

    Counselling sessions can focus on common life problems as well as previous unexplored feelings from your past. Counselling can offer the right time and space to focus on more difficult feelings both past and present. The right counsellor and therapeutic setting can offer you the time and space you need to reflect and work on difficult feelings and emotions.

    "Michelle always understands what you are talking about. She listened to me and I felt comfortable. She offered me guidance and supported me in a very difficult time of my life." Dani, Bournemouth

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