Outdoor and Walking
Outdoor work is very simple. It involves walking, while talking, within a natural setting such as a beach, the dunes or the woods. I walk alongside you, and together we engage with the natural word and each other. The work recognises that being disconnected from ourselves can also involve a disconnect from our environment, and the natural world of life and seasons.
What happens and where do we go?
The walks last between 45 minutes and an hour. We’ll always circle back to our starting point.
This is an all-weather practice, so outdoor clothing, rainwear and good shoes are important.
Otherwise, it will work like a regular therapy session. The focus will be on you and your story, but we will be experiencing the outdoor world together as companions on our walking journey.
Sessions are weekly, and we will meet at the same time each week. We will start with one particular walk, along the dunes at Westduinpark, but can vary this as time goes on.
I offer 6 initial sessions with an option to extend.
Your contract and confidentiality
As the natural environment isn’t controllable, there are some things to bear in mind. We might encounter other people, perhaps people you know. Given this, we’ll need to work within boundaries of confidentiality, and manage these together. We’ll have an online session first to talk through these and other questions you might have.
What about bad weather? What about the winter?
We walk in all weathers and encounter nature in all its forms! As a result, please do bring appropriate clothing.
I walk outside for nine months of the year, from March-November. During the winter months of December-February, the practice hibernates and moves online.
I also offer online sessions for those who prefer it or who cannot access my outdoor practice, and during the winter months. We’ll meet weekly at a regular time for fifty minutes. I offer an initial meeting for free, so you can see how I work and decide whether this is for you.
Please note I offer online sessions through Zoom.
I work with adults, and have worked with age ranging from 18 – 80s. I welcome clients of all backgrounds, sexualities and gender identifications. I do not undertake conversion therapy.
Fees and availability
I aim to provide space in our initial session for you to ask questions, get a feel for how I work and see if we're a good fit. I offer this at no cost.
Short-term work usually lasts between 6 and 12 sessions. Medium and long term work may last for 6 months and longer. The number of sessions depend on what feels right for you. I offer an initial meeting, without any obligation to continue, for you to explore this and other questions.
Free initial online / telephone consultation
90 Euros per following walking session
Free initial online / telephone consultation
75 Euros / £65 for a telephone or online session
I offer student and concessionary rates starting at £50 per session
The fee is due by bank transfer at least 24 hrs prior to a session in order to secure it.
For insurance purposes in The Netherlands, my AGB codes are:
AGB code Kate Hoyland Therapy 94067796
AGB code Persoonlijk 94114978
Please check with your insurer to find out if this work is covered by your insurance.
Sessions last for fifty minutes and are held at the same time each week. Fees are due on a weekly basis unless you give me notice of cancellation in advance, as per our agreement. If you can't make a planned session, I will try to offer you an alternative time in the same week in order to maintain contact.
I am available daytime and evenings, Mon-Tues and Friday
I aim to give you the chance to explore your thoughts and feelings from a new perspective. By doing so, it may be possible for you to find deeper understanding, acceptance and clarity, a greater trust in yourself, and physical and mental integration.
As a counselling psychologist I am trained in a number of psychological perspectives but at its core my approach is based on attending to the whole of you as you make sense of your world, offering an environment in which you can be who you are, whatever you bring in that moment, in which you are fully seen and welcomed.
The Person-Centred Approach developed from the work of the psychologist Dr. Carl Rogers. He advanced an approach to psychotherapy and counselling that, at the time, was considered extremely radical, viewing persons not as faulty or in deficit but as having the potential to grow in creative and more fully functioning directions. Please have a look at the Person Centred Association website for further details.
I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Focussing (attending to the bodily felt sense) and can bring all these approaches in my responses to you.
The records I hold are subject to the General Data Protection Regulations 2018, which gives clients the right to access personal data held about them.
Details about the information I process
The following is a broad description of the way I process personal information.
Reasons/purposes for processing information
• To accurately identify you and thereby safely and confidentially process your referral
• To communicate with other mental health and medical professionals in the support of your care if necessary
• To identify all of the factors relevant to your presenting issue so I can offer you the best support
Type/classes of information processed
I process information relevant to the above reasons/purposes. This information may include:
personal history and presenting issue
family, lifestyle and social circumstances
employment and education details
I also process sensitive classes of information that may include:
physical or mental health details
racial or ethnic origin
religious or other beliefs of a similar nature
offences and alleged offence.
Who the information is processed about
I process personal information about
Who the information may be shared with
I sometimes need to share the personal information I process with the individual themselves and also with other organisations. What follows is a description of the types of organisations I may need to share some of the personal information I process with for one or more reasons.
Where necessary or required I share information with:
social and welfare organisations
financial organisations (in the case of health insurance providers)