What is Spiritual direction?
Life is a sacred journey
Spiritual direction is one way to intentionally deepen that journey, growing you closer to your true self and to the divine.
Spiritual direction helps the discovering of the relationship of how the divine is working in and through your life. Together the director and the directee with divine guidance, discern what is emerging, where there are blocks and where there are openings.
The practice of Spiritual direction ask the question, "what is stirring in you?".
This is a safe place for sacred longings to surface.
Questions and answers on a Spiritual direction session
Where are they located?
At my home in Dallington, Christchurch @ $40 Or at another venue by arrangement @ $60
How long is each session?
Each session is usually 50-60 min long, often the first one is longer as we establish our working relationship and way forward.
Are the sessions always face to face?
No, I also offer online sessions as well as phone sessions. Although most people prefer face to face.
How often and how many sessions will I need?
I recommend monthly sessions as a guide, but it may be beneficial to be more frequent or less.
You decide how many sessions you need, when it feels right for you.
Is what I say confidential?
Yes, absolutely ( unless your talking about self harm or harming others, then I may need to contact support help)
Can I come for a one off session?
Yes, if you feel you would like just a one off session to talk on something, that is fine.
Can I bring my partner?
Please contact me first to discuss this option.
I'm not a Christian is that ok?
Absolutely, however you name your inner self you are welcomed here.
What are the main benefits of Spiritual direction?
Gentle, non judgemental deep listening
Growth in your faith, hope and love in relation to your feelings, family, work, choices, loss, forgiveness, illness and all life's spiritual struggles.
Greater meaning and purpose in your life.
What are the fees?
60min face to face session
- $40 Dallington
- $60 Venue By Arrangement
60min phone session $40
What if I have more questions?
Please message me with any questions or concerns.
Journey Companions can be pastors, mentors, spiritual directors, close family members, or treasured friends. The Celts had their own term for this—an anam cara or “soul friend”—a person with whom our shared connection is deep beyond words. Whatever the relationship, a Journey Companion should possess these five essential qualities:
A Journey Companion is someone who is willing to come alongside you at any stage along the path, offering a supportive and compassionate presence each step of the way.
A Listening Ear
Listening—the act of offering full attention to another—is both an art and a gift. A Journey Companion understands the power of listening in relationship and is always ready and willing to offer a listening ear when you need it most.
An Open Mind
A Journey Companion knows that through their offering of companionship, their role is to listen with an open mind free of judgment, bearing witness to your journey with sincerity and curiosity rather than imposing their own.
A Prayerful Heart
Even when you are not together, a Journey Companion is always there in spirit, joining with you in your intentions through spiritual practice and prayer.
A Pilgrim Soul
A Journey Companion understands that life takes us on many paths and meaning can be found in any part of the journey. Through their supportive presence, listening ear, open mind, and prayerful heart, they become a fellow pilgrim in this quest for meaning as you together seek connection with the True Self and the Divine, follow the lead of the Sacred Guide, and courageously journey into the unknown.