Spiritual counseling is a type of therapy that focuses on the spiritual and religious aspects of a person’s life. It integrates spirituality with traditional counselling techniques to help you explore and find meaning across your beliefs, values, and life purpose.
Spiritual counselling is an approach to psychotherapy and counselling which includes an individual’s spiritual and religious beliefs and practices as part of the therapeutic process. It is aimed at helping the individual to navigate difficult times from a spiritual perspective, such as the ‘dark night of the soul’ experience. This may include helping the person to find meaning, purpose, and a sense of connection with something great than themselves and navigated the emotionally challenging highs and lows of the spiritual journey. When working with a spiritual counsellor, you will be looking to uncover a deeper understanding of your beliefs and spiritual practices. On the flip side, some people have suffered spiritual abuse and require a spiritual counsellor in order to process the trauma of experience and re-orient themselves towards life.
Why spiritual counselling can be extremely beneficial, this doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s the right type of counselling for everyone.
For example, some people may not be comfortable discussing their spirituality with a counsellor. They also may want someone who shares their faith or is part of their spiritual community.
Moreover, some people don’t have a strong spiritual or religious identify, in which case spiritual counselling may not be an approach that is relevant to their needs.
If you’re looking for a spiritual counsellor or a spiritual psychologist, Ben offers this type of therapy in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra, and anywhere with a stable internet connection.