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Courses & Groups

I run a number of group / course events developed for a range of different people.  Take a look at the event listings below to find out if there is something that will suit you.

group of people talking, smiling and walking in Yorkshire countrysideStart: 12th November 11am

Location: Railway Inn, 8 Calverley Bridge, Leeds, LS13 1NF (you can find parking at Calverley Bridge and on Calverley Lane)

Route info: We’ll do a circular riverside and woodland walk taking in part of the historical tithe boundary between Calverley, Horsforth and Yeadon, ending back at the pub. Those who would like to stay on for a coffee or spot of lunch are welcome to do so. Make sure you wear suitable clothing and footwear because although the paths are good it’s a little uneven and likely to be very muddy. There are some hills!

Book Here: Join Rachel Surtees as she takes you on a monthly walk in Yorkshire Tickets, Fri 12 Nov 2021 at 11:00 | Eventbrite

Join me as I take you on a monthly walk and talk around various locations in Yorkshire.

The walks have a health and social focus with a bit of business growth and support thrown into the mix. They are a great opportunity to get your muddy boots on, get yourself a dose of nature and much needed vitamin D, and get to know other local business professionals whilst having lots of fun.

The walks all last approximately 75-90 minutes and we will endeavour where possible to finish our wander close to a place where people can stop and have lunch should they wish to continue their networking. The walks are all paced for people with a moderate fitness level so no extreme terrain will be encountered.

Well behaved dogs are always a welcome addition to the walks but we can’t guarantee that any food serving venues close by will be dog friendly (you’ll need to check this out for yourself if you wish to stay on for lunch).

We will be keeping an eye on the guidelines and will limit numbers for this walk if necessary.

The path of self-development can be a lonely one at times.  You can start to make what you think are going to be positive changes in your life, only to find that some of the people who mean the most in the world to you are not quite ready to join you on the journey yet.  Sometimes they need a little time to adjust to the changes you are making, but that can leave you feeling very alone in the meantime.

You want to weave yourself into a healthy web of connection but at various points on your self-development journey this may feel like a very challenging task.

This is where web weaving walks come in.  The walks aim to bring people together who are on similar journeys of self-discovery and self-development but finding it challenging along the way.  The walks are an opportunity to connect with others who are going through similar experiences and to get to know each other so that you can, if you choose, stay in contact and go on to share your journeys together after the day has ended.

The focus of the walks is connection; connecting with each other and connecting with nature.  They are an opportunity to take some time away from everyday life to re-set and replenish.  So, get your muddy boots on and join us to get yourself a dose of nature whilst meeting some fab people and having lots of fun.

The timings are either half day (10am-2pm) or full day (10am-6pm) and include a stop for lunch (either picnic or pub/café depending on the time of year and weather conditions, see the details for each walk).

Each walk will be graded easy or moderate so that you can gauge whether it’s right for you.  The pace on the day will be steady and there will be plenty of time to enjoy sit spots to take in the views.

Next Walk

18th September 2021 – 10am-2pm – Ilkley Moor

Cost – £6

This is a moderate walk with a few short but steep uphill sections.  The ground can be very uneven in places and the terrain may be very muddy depending on the weather so come dressed appropriately.

Click the link to book your place or contact Rachel on 07946 071 672 or email rachel@ramblingpsychotherapist.co.uk


butterfly emerging

Do you ever find yourself wishing you had more belief in yourself to do and achieve the things you want to in life?

Would you like to feel more happy, relaxed and secure in your relationships?

Do you find yourself wondering what it would be like to not be so bothered about what others might think?

Do you wish life were just a little easier?

Do you think something needs to change for you but you don’t know what?

With a combined experience of over 35 years of working in the healthcare sector and having journeyed along this path of change ourselves, we are bringing our expertise and knowledge to you in this introductory eight-week long course, Becoming Bold – learn to live your best life.

We will walk you through the steps that you need to take to find out what is holding you back.  You will gain a better understanding of yourself and the way you relate to the world and discover the solid ground from which you can grow and flourish.

The course is delivered online through a mixture of pre-recorded video tutorials, workbooks and live weekly group support sessions.

Join us and begin the journey towards living your best life.

This course is co-facilitated by Rachel Surtees & Steve Douglas  (click the links to find out more about the facilitators).

For more information or for a chat about whether this course is right for you contact Rachel on 07946 071 672 or email rachel@ramblingpsychotherapist.co.uk

Date: Next course dates to be announced shortly!

Venue: Online

Cost: The full cost of this course is usually £250 but we want to grow and adapt the course so it best fits your needs along the way.  So, this June we will be offering you the option to sign up at the reduced investment of £150 in exchange for your ongoing feedback so we can grow together along this journey.  If you’re interested in getting the discount and are willing to support us in our mission to best serve you add the code PIONEERS2021 in the coupon box at the checkout.

Please Note

  • In order for this group to be a safe and comfortable place to come and explore what brings you here it must be a confidential space for all group members.  In order to take part you must ensure you have a space available to you where you can engage with the sessions where you will not be disturbed by other household members.
  • The group support sessions will take place weekly over the eight weeks of the course but you will have lifetime access to the pre-recorded videos and workbooks.