Programmes

New Wave Adventure Therapy specialises in one-to-one, professional therapeutic intervention programmes through adventure therapy.

Assessment of Needs

This session is a prerequisite to our programmes. It is a standalone adventure therapy session that gives you a sense of what a programme will be like, and helps us to get to know you so that we can design the programme to best suit your needs.

Therapeutic Intervention Programmes
6-session programme                           12-session programme

Our programmes are as unique as each participant. We design programme sessions based on individual needs and preferences, weather and location conditions.

We deliver each 4-hour session exclusively in natural outdoor settings throughout the year. We offer great flexibility, running session 7 days a week and in green and blue spaces throughout Ireland.

Programme objectives are identified at the outset and each session will be designed to introduce, demonstrate and practice skills and strategies towards the overall programme objectives. Our programmes are responsive and person-centred so we can adapt the programme design so that it serves you best.

At the end of the programme, the debrief session offers a review of the programme and strategies to help transfer new skills into everyday life.

We provide reports with key information about individual sessions and overall programme progress.

Each client is prescribed a full programme based around outdoor adventure activities that may include;

Kayaking

Stand up paddle boarding (SUP)

Snorkelling

Scuba diving

Rock climbing, Bouldering

Surfing, Body boarding

Coasteering

BMX, Mountain biking

Hillwalking

Wild swimming

Adventure games and Camping skills

This programme is an ideal intervention for young people (aged 11-17) and adults for;

  • Depression, anxiety or mood disorders
  • Mental health recovery
  • Behavioural issues (including those resulting from ADD/ADHD)
  • Transitional life stages (incl. LGBTQ support)
  • Recovery from addiction or eating disorders
  • Trauma (e.g. bereavement, family issues, PTSD)
  • Bullying or stress at school
  • Occupational burnout
  • Self-care management
  • Complex needs/ dual diagnosis