Garden therapy room
Published: 9 March 2023
A garden room provides a tranquil and private environment for conducting therapy sessions. It offers a peaceful space to connect with clients and facilitates a sense of calm and comfort conducive to the therapeutic process. This recent project by Garden Affairs is an excellent example of a garden therapy room, designed for a hypnotherapist.
Separating family and work life when working from home
Garden Affairs customer was using her living room to conduct her treatments. This was far from ideal, with family photos on display and having to tidy the room before sessions.
When exploring her options, Garden Affairs customer looked at renting a space in town, but there was little availability, and what she did find was expensive. Renting space away from home would mean that she had to work to fixed time slots.
Adding a room in the garden to run her hypnotherapy business was the perfect solution. Because she had access to the building all week, Garden Affairs customer could be flexible in offering appointments to her clients. This has been good for business. With clients not needing to visit the main house, appointments could also occur when the rest of the family is home.
Clients access the garden therapy room via the back gate, again offering the balance between professional workspace and home life.
4.2m x 2.4m garden therapy suite with w.c.
Having explored her options, Garden Affairs customer decided on a 4.2m x 2.4m building from their Prima range. The Prima is constructed from 44mm thick interlocking timbers. The floor and roof structures are insulated, and the doors and windows are double-glazed. This combination creates a comfortable room for year-round use.
The floor plan has been divided to create a w.c. so that clients can use the loo if they need to, without visiting the main house. The main room has plenty of space for a desk and comfortable seating for the hypnotherapy treatments.
Because the Garden Affairs Prima range is less than 2.5m high, it can be positioned close to the garden's boundaries under the Permitted Development rules. As we can see from the photos, placing the room in the corner means it does not dominate the garden.
Garden Affairs customer comments
I think the other main benefit is the flexibility it affords me. I can be flexible about when I see clients, which is great and allows me to see a larger range of people. I even let my husband use it sometimes, as he works from home a lot! And when I'm not using it, my children enjoy relaxing in here with a book or doing their homework in peace.