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  • Writer's pictureSam Carter-knight

Walk With Me

Updated: Feb 4



In a world that often moves too fast, taking the time to address our mental wellbeing is crucial. Ian Boynton, the founder of Walk With Me IOW, recognized the profound impact that nature and human connection can have on mental health. Offering one-to-one counselling services, Ian combines the therapeutic power of nature with empathetic humanistic counselling to guide individuals on a journey towards self-discovery and healing.


Walk With Me IOW distinguishes itself by providing counselling services in two distinctive settings: amidst the calming embrace of nature or in the comfort of the indoor space at Ryde Chiropractic Clinic. Ian's approach draws inspiration from person-centred therapy and integrates various humanistic models, infusing wisdom from Buddhist, Taoist, and other healing traditions. This eclectic approach aims to help clients move past challenges and rediscover their authentic selves.


Recognizing the profound impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health, Ian and his wife, Lizzie, successfully secured funding from the Isle of Wight Council. This financial support has allowed Walk With Me IOW to extend its services and offer much-needed assistance to individuals navigating the complexities of life post-pandemic.


At the core of Walk With Me IOW is Ian's commitment to providing a safe, non-judgemental, and supportive environment. Drawing on the wisdom of Anne Lamott, Ian acknowledges that the mind can sometimes be a challenging space to navigate alone. Through both indoor and outdoor sessions, clients can choose the setting that resonates most with them, ensuring a personalized and comfortable counselling experience.

Nature as a Healing Space:

The concept of walking therapy recognizes the therapeutic benefits of nature, offering a dynamic and ever-changing backdrop for self-reflection and healing. Nature has a unique way of grounding individuals and fostering a sense of connection with the world around them. Walk With Me IOW encourages clients to explore the healing potential of outdoor counselling, providing an alternative to traditional indoor sessions.

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