Ready to move past those old patterns?
We will help you walk right through them, literally.
When life is stressful, therapy doesn't have to be.
"There is a voice that doesn't use words.
We work with people who...
An event or situation has made you pause and reassess where you are at
You have a sense that something just doesn’t quite feel right but are unsure how to articulate it
You have been trying to ignore this feeling of un-ease, but it won’t go away and none of the usual distractions are working
You find yourself questioning whether your use of substances is merely "recreational"
You have tried speaking to friends and loved ones about your issue, but find no one really gets it
You may want to join us if you...
Are ready to spend less time in the shadows and more time in the light
Are ready to let go of external validation and follow your inner guidance
Want to learn to set healthy boundaries to improve relationships
Want to break free of society’s expectations
Are ready to take accountability for where you are at and where you want to go
Are ready to choose the discomfort of growth over the comfort of stagnation
Aant to take small steps forward into something new, even if it’s unknown
Want to feel at ease, and at peace in your body, mind and soul
Want to gain control of your life.
Are ready to choose you!
"Only full overhead sun diminishes your shadow.
But that shadow has been serving you.
What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is
your candle. Your boundaries are your quest."
Our Philosophy and Approach to Therapy
At Walk Your Talk Therapy Services, we don't do ordinary. We believe that if you have symptoms, that this is your body/mind telling you that something needs your attention. We are the detectives that guide you to figure out what it is that these symptoms are trying to tell you. We also recognize that what works for one person will not necessarily work for the next person, due to your unique personal blueprint and experiences.
We believe that nature heals and that movement and human connection are every bit as essential for health as food, water and air are. This is what lead us to our current model of offering evidence based therapy services with movement in the great outdoors, in the form of Walk and Talk Therapy!
Frequently Asked Questions - for more detail on FAQ's please download the FAQ section below.
What if we run into someone I know?
Just as with anything in your life, you can tell the person as much or as little as you would like. Some people simply wave and keep walking. Your therapist will discuss this with you at your first session, and will follow your lead if it happens. We do our utmost to protect your privacy and confidentiality, just as we would in an office setting. We wear casual clothes, and there are no identifying factors with any of our therapists.
Do I need to be really fit to do Walk and Talk Therapy sessions?
Absolutely not. While you do need to have a basic level of health, we can start wherever you are at with your fitness level - you set the pace, and we will take your lead. Of course it is helpful to be able to carry on a conversation, so a light to moderate pace is ideal. We make sure there are places to sit along the way, just in case you've had a rough day and just want to sit and take in the view.
How do I know who I am meeting and where?
Your therapist will call you the day before you meet to let you know exactly where to meet them, and an identifying feature to assist you in recognizing them.
We provide one-to-one walk and talk therapy services in two separate, accessible and beautiful locations, as well as virtually.
*Please note that sunrise walks are available via email request.*
Urban Forest Walk
The Urban Forest Walk happens on Tuesdays between 10:00am and 3:00pm, and is located in Saanich. This location is mainly a walking location, with a park nearby in the event that you would like to sit for a portion of the session. There are basic washroom facilities on the trail, and coffee shops and amenities just a short walk away.
The Beach Walk happens on Wednesdays between 10:00am and 3:00pm and is located in Oak Bay. You can choose to walk the beach, sit on a park bench or explore the surrounding neighborhood. Washrooms are located on the premises, with coffee shops and amenities nearby.
This option is offered as needed - please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the booking link. It is intended for inclement weather, in the event of an injury or illness, or even if you are on vacation and you would still like to keep your session. It is done on a HIPPA compliant platform so that your information stays secure. You also have the option to do a phone call if preferred.
*Please note - you must cancel your current session and book this service separately.*