Working with the spiritual in counselling and psychotherapy

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/345688
Title:
Working with the spiritual in counselling and psychotherapy
Authors:
Swinton, Valda; Jay, Colin
Abstract:
If you like me, are from a religious background and have therefore had a ready-made language to discuss the spiritual dimension of human experience, you may have struggled to know how to work with the spiritual dimension of clients coming for therapy. Ethically, now, as counsellors we must consider spirituality in relation to diversity, as spirituality could be an element in our clients’ cultural experience. There may be no shared language or understanding to address this dimension and this is problematic. The separation of spirituality from religion has meant that there may be no shared understanding of what spirituality means. Consequently there may be as many definitions of spirituality as there are people (in terms of what spirituality means for individuals).
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Swinton, V., & Jay, C. Working with the spiritual in counselling and psychotherapy. Thresholds, Autumn 2014, pp. 15-18
Publisher:
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Journal:
Thresholds
Publication Date:
2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/345688
Additional Links:
http://bacpspirituality.org.uk/thresholds
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This article is not available through ChesterRep.
ISSN:
2045-516X
Appears in Collections:
Social and Political Science

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dc.contributor.authorSwinton, Valdaen
dc.contributor.authorJay, Colinen
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-27T15:53:35Zen
dc.date.available2015-02-27T15:53:35Zen
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.identifier.citationSwinton, V., & Jay, C. Working with the spiritual in counselling and psychotherapy. Thresholds, Autumn 2014, pp. 15-18en
dc.identifier.issn2045-516Xen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/345688en
dc.descriptionThis article is not available through ChesterRep.en
dc.description.abstractIf you like me, are from a religious background and have therefore had a ready-made language to discuss the spiritual dimension of human experience, you may have struggled to know how to work with the spiritual dimension of clients coming for therapy. Ethically, now, as counsellors we must consider spirituality in relation to diversity, as spirituality could be an element in our clients’ cultural experience. There may be no shared language or understanding to address this dimension and this is problematic. The separation of spirituality from religion has meant that there may be no shared understanding of what spirituality means. Consequently there may be as many definitions of spirituality as there are people (in terms of what spirituality means for individuals).en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBritish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://bacpspirituality.org.uk/thresholdsen
dc.subjectspirituality floweren
dc.subjectworking withen
dc.titleWorking with the spiritual in counselling and psychotherapyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalThresholdsen
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