Churches / Faith Groups

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.

Bible

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.

Key Principles

CounsellingWorx is founded upon these key principles.

Relationship

The counselling relationship needs to be built on trust. Trust is fundamental from the client and therapist’s perspective. The client needs to feel comfortable in order to be open and honest about their thoughts/situation and the therapist needs to trust that through the client/therapist’s work together, effective long lasting change for the client can be found.

Space Sharing

The counselling room/environment is shared by both the client and the therapist. CounsellingWorx offers the client warmth, empathy, honesty and acceptance, believing that by offering these qualities within the counselling room, the counselling process will begin. We also recognise that sometimes people are more comfortable in their own surroundings so our therapists will come to you in person, over the phone, or via the internet, if this is something that you feel will help you engage in counselling.

Person Centred

CounsellingWorx offers client-centred therapy which means that through the counselling process, the client will learn to trust their own decision making processes, become more open to new experiences and learn strategies which the client can continue to use long after therapy has finished.

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.”
Thomas Merton

Abby really helped our whole family to understand what the issues were and then helped us to work through them – the impacts have been very real.

I have walked away from previous counsellors and sessions feeling like I was wasting my money, Abby was different, she was calm, relaxed, courteous and non-judgmental. I feel that she understood how I was feeling and I always walked away feeling that our sessions had been productive

I feel really lucky to have found a counsellor who listens and understands

Abby really helped me to figure out and have an understanding of what I needed out of life, how to live and not just exist

I can finally see clearly and feel a lot happier

Abby gave me focus and week by week, I gained some focus and structure back in my life

Prices and Packages

£35 / Session

  • We are also able to offer a day rate where up to four people may be seen.

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If you have any questions or you would just like to have a chat and see how we may be able to support you or your organisation, then we would love to hear from you.

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