Our programmes incorporate both counselling and coaching support, an effective and complementary combination intended to help people identify and work through psychological difficulties as well as find practical solutions for personal and organisational challenges.

The primary aim in counselling is to help individuals and couples address and resolve emotional issues such as anxiety, depression, conflict, and trauma. This is done by creating a safe space to explore present and past challenges and the potentially challenging feelings attached to them. This in turn helps people examine and resolve stuck and repetitive patterns of relating to both self and others in a way that fosters deeper security, stability, and wellbeing.

Coaching takes a more pragmatic future-oriented approach to identifying practical challenges or “stuck places” and working through them. This happens in dialogue with the coach, who will ask thought-provoking questions and reflect back what they are hearing to help individuals reframe ideas, gain fresh perspective and make decisions. Although coaching will certainly include discussion of emotional difficulties, the focus is more on addressing practical challenges or obstacles in order to gain clarity, enhance performance and take meaningful action.

Our marriage intensive programme is obviously aimed at couples, but all our other programmes can be taken either as an individual or a couple. All programmes run from Monday to Friday over one or two weeks.

Alongside sessions in our comfortable consulting room, there are also opportunities to take the work outside. “Walk and Talk” sessions combine coaching or counselling with the restorative benefits of time in nature. Weather permitting, the choice of indoors or outdoors is yours!

Please note that there is a short assessment process for everyone who would like to come to High Meadow to determine whether our programmes are a good fit. We do not have the facilities or resources to care for people in extreme crisis, so our assessment is partly aimed at establishing whether people would be better served by longer term therapeutic support where they are or, where applicable, a return to their home country.