Outdoor therapy

Perhaps the idea of counselling in a traditional counselling room is not something that you want. For some people, it can feel easier and less threatening to meet and talk in a public space rather than a counselling room. Outdoor counselling involves walking or sitting in an outdoor setting, surrounded by nature and out in the world. This is a naturally socially distanced setting. Furthermore, much counselling work can be accomplished in this environment.

How does it work?

Before the session we would have a chat over the phone, Zoom or Skype and discuss your needs along with where and when we meet. This initial consultation is charged at £30 and lasts around 50 minutes.

We would then meet at a public location (typically outside local transport hubs) and make a short walk to a local park where we would begin our session. The outdoor spaces that I use for this style of counselling offer quite seated locations, open parkland, trees and secluded areas. We would explore your issues, at your pace, in the areas that you find most valuable.

Locations that I currently offer sessions are SE10 (Greenwich park) or SE19 (Crystal Palace).

How much does it cost?

An outdoor counselling session lasts approximately 50 minutes and costs £60 per session. Note: An initial consultation is charged at £40 for 50 minutes.

How do I make an appointment?

Email: DrSJBlake@gmail.com

Telephone: 07432 589 188

Online or telephone therapy

Simon Online

During the current UK restrictions and the pandemic I am offering counselling via Zoom or telephone. This mode of counselling offers a range of possibilities and therapeutic benefits without the need to attend a physical setting or meet face-to-face.

How does it work?

We would first have an initial 50 minute consultation (charged at £40) to discuss what has brought you to counselling. During this consultation we would determine your next steps. I understand that your first session can feel daunting and that taking that first step is often one of the hardest moments in your counselling journey. I am confident that we can develop a trusting and safe relationship in which you can work through many of the difficulties that you are facing in life. Your journey is something that we embark upon together.

What do you offer?

Online counselling can be both brief contracts and more long-term. I offer:

Sessions of 50 minutes (£60 per session)

This is the mainstay of all counselling therapeutic work and I would recommend that you commit to a full session once a week. Meeting once a week gives you regular support and also the time to process and make sense of your growing changes and experiences.

Note: Our first session is a 50 minute consultation and is charged at £40

Half sessions of 30 minutes (£35 per session)

This is specifically for people that are struggling financially and none-the-less need access to counselling support. Having some support, especially during these challenging times, can bring relief, hope as well as change.

Note: Our first session is a 50 minute consultation and is charged at £40

How to book

Email: DrSJBlake@gmail.com

Telephone: 07432 589 188