Our first meeting, online or at my floating counselling practice, lasts half an hour and is always free.
Further counselling sessions last an hour and cost €85 incl. taxes. Reduced rates can be negotiated in extenuating circumstances. I offer a 5% or 10% discount respectively, for the purchase of a 5 or 10 session package.
To book your first session call/text me on 06 36398897, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Riverside Studio Retreat
An all inclusive counselling retreat package
Imagine being able to enjoy the peace and quiet of this riverside retreat while also exploring some personal issue that has been holding you back, or getting creative input on a project or business plan that has been lingering in the back of your mind.
An impression of a Riverside counselling retreat
Day 1: Arrival is around 13:00. You take the time to get installed in what some people have already dubbed their personal ‘water temple’. Later that afternoon we will meet for a session in your apartment continuing on the themes we have prepared beforehand. Each session lasts at least an hour, and we stay open to new ‘material’ popping up as we go along.
I can suggest some gentle walks and bicycle rides in the lovely polder landscape around the houseboat. My bookshelves are always well stocked and I love to try and match you with a book that might support you in your current process. Mindfulness exercises, drawing materials, it’s all there for you to use as you see fit. However, just sitting and staring at the swans, ducks, geese, and occasional storks is also highly recommended!
In the evening you will find a homemade meal in your fridge to either reheat in your microwave or on the stovetop. Fresh fruit is always included in the package.
Day 2: You’ve slept like a log after the houseboat gently rocked you to sleep. Breakfast is also in the fridge. Perhaps you choose to have breakfast in bed as you watch the river float by outside your windows. Or maybe you prefer to start the day with a bracing walk or cycle along the river. There is no better spot to meditate than outside on the jetty overlooking the water. This second day of your stay we will meet again, usually scheduled around the end of the morning, or the end of the afternoon. I will support the deepening of your process with suggestions for creative expression, guided mediations, reading suggestions etc. We can also choose to take one of our sessions as a walk. These days are your gift to your ‘self’ and I will do my utmost to help you use them wisely. We’ve discussed your lunch and dinner requirements the previous day, and these will be left in your fridge or delivered to you at an agreed time.
Day 3: Following breakfast on your last morning, we will meet for a closing session. We summarise your experience and create a plan for helping ground your new insights into daily life. The apartment is yours until 14:00 for final reflections, walks, or even a cleansing dive in the river!
ALL INCLUSIVE OFFER for 2020 is €650.
To check availability and to read how other people experienced their stay here please go to the BookaHouseboat site. They will take care of the accommodation booking. We will then organise the other aspects of your retreat directly by email.