In this form of therapy, it's not just counselling that is used. The subject gets to experience and participate in the treatment.
In traditional psychotherapy approaches, the subject addresses their concern to the psychologist during the session, and the psychologist suggests a solution. This is known as talking therapy; most of the time, sessions are carried out in a closed room.
In experiential therapy, the subject gets the competence to overcome the problem with experience. If the subject fears the crowd, the subject overcomes it by standing among the crowd. Here the subject directly experiences his/her emotions, and the complete focus is on the experience. It will help the subject to understand and reconceptualise the emotions and how they affect one’s behaviour. In this therapy, interaction with surroundings is made stronger and functions of the brain are made stronger. Experiential therapy is closely related to wilderness therapy. The activities require bravery. For the subject to get the required experience, the therapist plans various activities. With experiential therapy, the subject gets to improve the functioning of self-growth with the help of mental and athletic exercises and strategies.