Exploring Therapy, Spirituality and Healing

  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-12-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Purchase Benefits
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $44.99 Save up to $8.99
  • eBook
    Add to Cart


Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The eBook copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.


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

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
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

Rewards Program

Write a Review