14. The Counsellor as Prophet (1994)

  1. Brian Thorne

Published Online: 27 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118329214.ch14

Counselling and Spiritual Accompaniment: Bridging Faith and Person-Centred Therapy

Counselling and Spiritual Accompaniment: Bridging Faith and Person-Centred Therapy

How to Cite

Thorne, B. (2012) The Counsellor as Prophet (1994), in Counselling and Spiritual Accompaniment: Bridging Faith and Person-Centred Therapy, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118329214.ch14

Author Information

  1. The Norwich Centre for Personal, Professional and Spiritual Development, USA

  1. This lecture was given as the Frank Lake Memorial Lecture on 14 July 1994. Chapter 16 in the original publication. Now published as a Lingdale Paper and available from the Bridge Postoral Foundation.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 19 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119950820

Online ISBN: 9781118329214

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Keywords:

  • The Counsellor as Prophet (1994);
  • men of God, divine relationship leaving them no options, but to speak out;
  • prophets, the risk of being perceived as deluded visionaries, harbingers of doom;
  • unique clients in a hostile world;
  • existential validation of personhood of individuals, in a genuine acceptance;
  • living at boundary of maleness/femaleness, therapist role to provide sanctuary

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • On Becoming a Prophet

  • On Being a Therapist

  • Unique Clients in a Hostile World

  • Reflections on Sexuality

  • What of the Church?

  • Sharing the Journey

  • What of Counsellors?

  • Human and Divine

  • References