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Walking Therapy

There is a good evidence base for the benefits of exercise in alleviating depression. Walking Therapy combines the benefits of talking therapy with being outside and benefiting from fresh air and moderate exercise. As well as releasing endorphins, being outside of a therapy room also provides opportunities for practising changes in thoughts and behaviours that are easier to accomplish than in more conventional therapy settings.

Walking Therapy can also fit in with your busy schedule as it may be possible to meet you closer to your place of work.

Walking Therapy is not suitable for all treatment approaches, so the initial assessment (as well as some subsequent sessions) will always take place in a therapy room.

Walking Therapy sessions are available in Oxford, London and Southend, and are usually held in locations where covered alternatives are available in the event of adverse weather. Complete privacy cannot be guaranteed, so uncrowded locations are preferred.

Popular locations for Walking Therapy include:

Oxford

  • University Parks

  • Port Meadow

  • Thames Path

  • Oxford Canal

  • Museums

London

  • Hyde Park

  • Regents Park

  • Kensington Gardens

  • Victoria Embankment

  • South Bank

Southend-on-Sea

  • Seafront and promenade

  • Pier

Dr. Matthew Stiff

Counselling Psychology - Oxford, London & Southend-on-Sea