A Companion’s Way

The Gloucestershire Course in Spiritual Direction

What Spiritual Direction is NOT

Spiritual direction is close to psychotherapy, counselling and other forms of therapy but is distinct from them. It is not a dependent relationship in which your director holds all the wisdom and answers to your problems.

Your director does not ‘tell you what to do’, but rather helps you to discern what God may be calling you to be or to do. God is already at work in your life.

You come to your session ready to be still, and together with your director, in the presence of the Holy Spirit, to listen to the truths of your story as God reveals God’s self through the everyday events of your life.

Photo © Dr Peter Barrow – with thanks
Photo © Dr Peter Barrow – with thanks