What is Wellness Running?
A Unique Approach
Wellness running is a combination of my two great passions: running and mental health.
Wellness running combines a talking therapy with the benefits of being outdoors and moving. This combination facilitates a deeper level of communication and helps you to move forwards.
It is suitable for anyone who seeks counselling but feels they could benefit from an outdoor setting. There is no required level of fitness. Client and counsellor move forward side by side working together.
My name is Emma Brunel Smith. I am a qualified psychodynamic therapist and England Athletics Coach in Running Fitness, living and working in Oxford. I am a passionate about the mental health benefits of running.
My clients range from experienced runners/walkers who have chosen to seek counselling to those who would like to start running or walking to benefit their mental and physical health but don't know where to start. I offer a unique experience for those who would like the company, accountability and direction from a trained coach in addition to counselling.
How does it work?
After an initial phone conversation to see if we would like to work together you can book in for a session or a block of sessions.
I charge £45 per session, or you can book a block of 10 sessions for £400 (a saving of £5 per session).
I can also facilitate small confidential groups where people might want to learn to run together whilst discussing their mental health and supporting each other.
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