The master thesis examines the role of hiking in psychosocial counselling by taking into consideration the integrative movement and body theory of Hilarion Petzold.Guideline-based interviews with selected respondents provide the methodological basis of the empirical study. Petzolds five pillars of identity are used as the coding system. In addition, the necessary conditions are discussed in order to enable psychosocial counsellors to ensure maximum safety for their clients during hiking tours.As a result the investigation highlights two specific areas. On the one hand, hiking can encourage experience stimulating working practice: nature fosters dialogue and exchange between psychosocial counsellors and their clients; many facets of nature can impact on clients; hiking in nature facilitates their self-reflection; clients re-experience their body, they look at what thoughts and feelings they have in mind.On the other hand, the study describes the resource of hiking in the client's life cycle. The interview clearly highlights views of young people and older men and women. With growing age the thought of the meaning of life often emerges. And security is increasingly sought whithin groups.Finally the study shows how diverse hiking can be applied in the field of psychosocial counselling.