15. Counselling and the Spiritual Journey (1997)

  1. Brian Thorne

Published Online: 27 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118329214.ch15

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) Counselling and the Spiritual Journey (1997), in Counselling and Spiritual Accompaniment: Bridging Faith and Person-Centred Therapy, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118329214.ch15

Author Information

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

  1. This lecture was given in Birkenhead Town Hall on 19 April 1997, on behalf of the Charity ‘Time and Space’ of which I was patron. Part of it, in slightly amended form, was subsequently incorporated into ‘Spiritual responsibility in a secular profession’ in I Horton and V Varma (Eds) (1997) The Needs of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, pp.200–250 and is reprinted by permission of the publishers, Sage Publications Ltd. Chapter 9 in the original publication.

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:

  • counselling and the spiritual journey (1997);
  • belief systems, changing responses to authority of all kinds and scepticism;
  • past responses to emotional and psychological distress;
  • shifts in social structures and changes in attitude;
  • the therapist as family, doctor and priest;
  • the therapist as ‘Believer’, in a disintegrating culture;
  • therapist as protector of the interior life, and locus of spirit and care;
  • fields of psychology and theology, a sea-change occurringe;
  • healing forces being released, by banishing oneself from the Garden

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Past Responses to Emotional and Psychological Distress

  • The Therapist as Family, Doctor and Priest

  • The Therapist as ‘Believer’, in a Disintegrating Culture

  • The Need for Meaning: Spirituality, Religion and Psychology

  • Mystics, ‘Magic Moments’ and the Garden of Eden

  • References