Churches & Faith Groups
Spirituality is one of four essential aspects of being human: biological, psychological, social, and spiritual. Our wellness depends on the integration of each of these aspects and their balanced interrelationship. Spirituality is an important aspect of being human and is recognised by the NHS as being an “important part in the holistic treatment plans of many patients.”
Questions such as; “Why am I here?” “How do I connect to the world around?” “What is my purpose?”; all form the basis of our own personal understanding of what is my spirituality? For some it is a connectedness to nature and an appreciation for looking at nature with awe and wonder. For others it is a belief in “a higher power” - a connectedness to the earthly world and the “unseen”. For many spirituality is linked to an ancient Theology which articulates their faith and belief in God. What encompasses all these definitions is a belief in something bigger than ourselves and a search for greater meaning to our lives.
When completing my counsellor training, I was very interested in how spirituality and counselling work together and this became the topic of focus for my dissertation. My findings suggested that both therapists and people seeking treatment may hesitate to include spirituality or religion in the practice of therapy, due to the potential of differing beliefs and the possible controversy of the topic. Research suggests however that a therapist's inclusion of an individual's spiritual beliefs may assist in therapy and in the process of healing.
CounsellingWorx is founded upon these key principles.
People in good spiritual health
- Be hopeful and optimistic, even when things are difficult
- Have compassion and empathy for others
- Have defined values and live according to them
- Have a strong sense of self-worth
- Be more able to forgive others and themselves easily
- Feel peaceful or in harmony with nature, life, and the world
- Find solace in meditation or religious rituals like worship and prayer
People in poor spiritual health
- Feel empty or as if life lacks meaning
- Often feel anxious or unsettled
- Often feel as if they need to improve themselves
- Feel unconcerned or uncaring about life
- Judge themselves and others quickly and/or harshly
- Find self-compassion and self-forgiveness difficult
- Lack a sense of inner peace
- Lack a sense of belonging
“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.”
Prices and Packages
£35 / Session
- We are also able to offer a day rate where up to four people may be seen.