9780230554061

Exploring Therapy, Spirituality and Healing

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  • ISBN13:

    9780230554061

  • ISBN10:

    0230554067

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-12-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Summary

Spirituality and healing are controversial issues in counselling and psychotherapy. This cutting edge text discusses the philosophical, practical and ethical issues involved in counselling and explores major critiques of work on spirituality and healing. Students, trainees and professionals will find this an enriching and thought-provoking read.

Author Biography

WILLIAM WEST is a Senior Lecturer in Counselling Studies and Director of Counselling Courses at the University of Manchester. He is a Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and has written extensively on therapy and spirituality, qualitative research, supervision, humanistic therapy and culture.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Counselling And Spirituality
Spirituality and counselling: the tensions and the possibilities
What happpens when the client's spirituality is denied in therapy
Counselling and pastoral care
Compassion in therapy
The use of prayer in counselling
Counselling, spirituality and culture
Embodied spirituality and the therapeutic encounter
Therapy And Healing
When counselling becomes healing
Dialoguing between counsellors and traditional healers
Working with clients who also consult traditional healers
Counselling augmented by the use of a spirit guide
Psychic energy and the client
Research And Practice
Researching spirituality and healing
Practice around counselling, spirituality and healing
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