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What is Spiritual Counselling?

In essence, Spiritual Counselling, is being with another person in complete acceptance and non-judgement, listening deeply to what is being said as well as to what’s not being said.  The invitation with Spiritual Counselling is to bring your whole  self – your joy, your love, your peace, your compassion, your hurts, your pain, your anger, your despair, your confusion, your questioning - into the space of being in anther's presence.

Each person is unique and finding what is of benefit to you is part of the meeting. You may wish for silence and stillness, talking, guided meditation, visualisation, prayer or music – whatever would feel appropriate and supportive for you, as we are all different.

My way of being with another person in a counselling session is strongly influenced by the teachings of Miranda Macpherson, Byron Katie, and The Centre for Compassionate Communication.

 

What happens in a counselling session?

Whilst we sit and talk I focus on being present to you in loving kindness, acceptance and understanding. Even if you don’t feel it in the moment, there is still a place of connection within you that remains even if the trauma, stress or pain you're experiencing means that you feel entirely disconnected from it.

Together, we open ourselves up to a deeper level of wisdom and inspiration around your inner and outer circumstances; We invite compassion, healing and forgiveness around pain, loss and sadness; You are invited to open to possibility of peace, clarity, healing, grounding or a sense of more freedom and choice. 

 

Why have counselling?

There are times when people need a safe place to connect to whatever they feel, express what needs to be expressed and to be able to relax more deeply.

You may notice that relationships with partners, parents, children or friends exhibit a repeated pattern, feel stuck or are otherwise proving less fulfilling than we wish for. You may be aware of patterns of behaviour such as irritability, anger, lethargy, reactivity, anxiety, that are not proving life-serving. Or perhaps you sense a lack of purpose or direction in life.

Very often our pain opens us up to a new places within ourselves, and we might begin to see our lives anew with acompanying thoughts or feelings which are a little strange or uncomfortable at first.  I offer support and friendship for the times in life when you don’t know where to turn to.  Whether you’re experiencing a challenge on the physical, emotional, mental or spiritual levels, I am here to help.

 This service is offered at my home, over the phone or on Skype – if you would like to have a chat with no obligation do get in touch.

 

Cost

Sessions by Skype. phone or at Kate's home cost £55.00 for an hour. She also provides a low cost counselling service for teachers with an hourly rate of £40 per hour.

 

Associations

The Interfaith Ministers Association is part of the One Spirit Interfaith Foundation, a charitable company limited by guarantee.
One Spirit Interfaith Foundation is a trading name of the Interfaith Foundation, Communications House, 26 York Street, London W1U 6PZ, Tel: 08444 457 004
The Interfaith Foundation is a registered charity in England and Wales (1099163) and Scotland (SCO40148) and a Company Limited by Guarantee (4432622 England and Wales).  Registered Office: Ropery House, 16-18 The Cross, Wivenhoe, Essex CO7 9QN.

8 Poole Road, Hackney, London, E9 7AE


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