Counselling & Psychotherapy in Meath
Return to Nature. Return to You.
Hello and welcome. My name is Ruairí Osborne. I am an accredited psychotherapist and counsellor. I work with individuals, couples and adolescents over the age of 16. I offer Nature-based Psychotherapy & Couples Counselling here in Meath and Louth. With Covid-19 changing how we lead our lives, it’s also changing people’s priorities. What’s important to you? How can you support and nurture yourself or your relationship during these challenging times?
Time in Nature
People are recognizing the need to spend more time in nature. Doctors are even beginning to prescribe “nature” as a way to help treat difficulties such as: anxiety, depression and stress etc. In fact, some might say that certain mental/emotional ailments which people suffer from can be linked back to our disconnect from nature. We’re being bombarded with social media feeds, messaging alerts and advertising on a scale never seen before. Something has to give. We can’t continue with the same behaviour and hope for a different result.
My invitation for you is to begin to slow down and reflect as you browse through this site. Notice what draws your attention, what you become curious about. The site has been thoughtfully designed with several videos etc. in an effort to help you decide if Nature-based Psychotherapy or Couples Counselling might be something which you could benefit from. If you’d like to learn more or if you have any questions, please get in touch, today.
I have a passion for counselling and psychotherapy in nature. It has only heightened since Covid-19 landed on our doorstep. I’m not alone. People are spending more of their time outdoors as a means to help support, nourish and regulate themselves. While I have been working outdoors with clients for several years now, it’s timely that I put more energy into promoting my outdoor counselling and psychotherapy practice. People need support now more than ever.
What do I offer?
I provide both individual and couples counselling in an outdoor setting, conveniently located just outside Slane, between Navan and Drogheda. I see my clients in a private woodland on the banks of the river Boyne, where we sit by campfire. For the most part, I offer relatively the same counselling experience outdoors as if you were attending my indoor practice. However, there is also an invitation to tune-out and then, tune-in to both you and the natural world around you as part of the session. I also see clients from my office in Navan or Online.
It sounds appealing. Tell me more.
Therapy outdoors is certainly not for everyone. Some people are looking for something different. Those who are interested in working outdoors are rarely disappointed. It can be difficult to explain, but when most clients take a seat and stare into that fire, they “get it” on some deeper level. Perhaps, it’s the fire, perhaps it’s the woodland, or maybe it’s the sound of the river Boyne as it flows by. Several clients have shared that they would have never attended therapy if it was taking place indoors. They report that they feel freer and more open in the outdoors. Whatever the reason that your curiosity has been sparked, I think you’ll find that nature will help you uncover some of the answers you’ve been looking for.
What if the weather is bad?
If the weather is bad, or indeed if you feel under the weather, self-care is important. We can have the session in a riverside cabin which is heated by a wood burning stove. It offers beautiful views of the river Boyne. I can also see you from my office in Navan or Online.
What you offer seems different. I’d like to work with you but just not outdoors.
In that case, I could see you exclusively in the riverside cabin (see above) or I could see you from my office in Navan.
It all sounds a bit New Age. I’m not sure if it would be for me.
It’s natural to have doubts or reservations about something a little different. If you have more questions about Nature-based Psychotherapy, I invite you to visit the FAQ page. If you can’t find what you’re looking for there then please get in contact to schedule a 15-minute phone call to learn more. Alternatively, come along for a session and see for yourself.
What types of therapy do you offer?
I know this is something for me. How do I make an appointment?
Simply visit the integrated booking page and choose an appointment at a time that suits you.
Please note: you will need to scroll past my online offerings to reach my face to face ones. Alternatively, you can follow the direct links here for Nature-based Psychotherapy or Couples Counselling. See you in the woods!