Why Do You Need a Counsellor?
A spiritual counsellor is there to offer support, knowledge and guidance for any aspect of your life, whether that is decision making, communication in relationshsips, or developing a spiritual practice. They help you to be accountable for the way you are interacting with the world and are invested in your spiritual and psychological well-being. They challenge you to grow and take responsibility for your life, while offering insight into aspects of psychological growth and spiritual awakening that you may not understand.
Each counsellor has a specific approach and it’s important that you find one to suit your needs. The tools that I use are designed to give people an in depth understanding of their own mind, both conscious and subconscious. Cognitive Behavioural and mindfulness techniques help you to manage your thoughts and emotions, whilst depth psychology helps you to understand your motivations and past experiences. Hypnosis can give you an even deeper understanding and release from anxiety, but is not for everyone. Finally, I can help bring a spiritual dimension to your healing, if you are so inclined. I have found that this whole-person approach facilitates change on a lasting basis, meaning you don’t have to be in therapy forever. The goal is reach self-sufficiency as soon as possible.
- Depth Psychology (Carl Jung)
- C.B.T Techniques
- Hypnosis Sessions
- Mindfulness Exercises
- Meditation, Prayer and other Spiritual Practices (Only at client’s request)
Personal Counselling Sessions
I offer two levels of counselling via Skype, depending on the depth of support you are looking for.
1) Spiritual Counselling Sessions (90 minutes) that include a range of resources based on your specific needs, including:
- personalised recorded meditations
- goal setting frame works
- spiritual toolkit
- psychological insight
2) Counselling Sessions (60 minutes) that do not included any of the additional support resources listed above and focus on a purely psychological framework.
After an initial 30 minute free consultation to assess if working together is appropriate, we can assess which approach would work best for you.
About the Awakening Process
The awakening process can be viewed as the archetypal “Hero’s Journey” which has been described in myths throughout the ages. The seeker typically goes through a series of initiations, trials and tribulations once they step into the unknown.
The inner exploration that is required on this journey takes courage, because we must bring to light all that has been suppressed within ourselves. This “Shadow Work”, as described by psychoanalyst Carl Jung, is vital if we are to regain our joy for life and a sense of empowerment.
If we only focus on transcending our pain we will continue to live an inauthentic, empty life that may look good on the surface, but offers limited fulfillment. Once we bring what was unconscious into the light of our awareness, we can be free from mental and emotional disturbances. This gives us much more energy to create our life anew.
Increased understanding, wisdom and intelligence is the goal of the awakening process, yet this takes time and patience. If you are ready to take action towards change, I can offer you psychological insight, knowledge and practical tools to help you improve your life.
I also offer a directory of books, documentaries, videos and other resources via my Resources page, all of which have helped me along the way. I hope they will act as a jumping off point for your own exploration.
True Tales of Enlightenment Podcast
If you decided that mentoring it too much of a commitment at this time, you can listen to my free weekly podcast that provides audio support and in-depth discussion on many spiritual teachings and psychological theories. Each podcast episode offers a different perspective to spiritual seekers who have becomed disillusioned with modern spirituality and modern society. It also offers knowledge to help you understand yourself better, so you can move out of self-sabotage and towards an empowered existence.