The relationship between exercise and improved mental health is well-known and well-documented.
As an experienced counsellor I believe the optimum solution to most issues that respond to talking therapy is a combination of emotional and physical therapy.
I passionately believe that clients can achieve much, much more if they combine physical exercise with emotional therapy. For this reason, Rubicon Counselling is offering a range of counselling and exercise packages delivered through a partnership between myself and leading health and fitness mentor Iain Pritchard of 360 Heath and Fitness Therapy.
The approach we have developed is based upon the premise that both the mind and body each influence the other: Poor diet and lack of exercise can lead to lethargy, inertia and low motivation. Stress, depression and emotionally challenging life events sap energy, compromise the immune system and reduce willpower for diet and exercise.
The link is clear and recognised by the NHS which is advocating the prescribing of exercise in many parts of the country for the treatment of depression:
"Exercise can help people recover from depression and prevent them from getting depressed in the first place. Dr Alan Cohen, a GP with a specialist interest in mental health, says that when people get depressed or anxious they often feel like they're not in control of their lives. 'Exercise gives them back control of their bodies and this is often the first step to taking control of other aspects of their lives' he says."
For most of us, finding the strength to start and maintain a healthy lifestyle while struggling emotionally can seem impossible. Iain and I will support you and guide you in taking those first steps.
And even if you don’t believe you suffer from depression or anxiety then there are many benefits that can be experienced from our unique programme including:
Iain and I will work with you to develop a bespoke package that takes into account your current activity level, fitness, constraints and goals. We will then embark upon a journey together and help you to take control of whatever issues and problems brought you to this website.
For an initial, no obligation consultation...
To arrange an initial, no obligation appointment to discuss your needs click here to email me or call 07984 386434