We live in difficult times. Rapid technological change, lack of job satisfaction, threats to the environment and feelings of disconnection from our fellow human beings can at times feel overwhelming. But as difficult and perplexing as life may be, it can also be a time of challenge and opportunity.We are complex beings, with much potential. Sadly, most of us do not realize our potential. We become stuck, searching for the answers to our problems in all the wrong places, placing the blame on others, our partners, the boss, the government or God for all that seems wrong with the world. Holistic Spiritual Counselling can help us to accept responsibility for our lives, and build a life we are more happy and content with.
"Unhappiness and dissatisfaction with life are not signs of mental illness, but of growing intelligence". (Ken Wilber)
And the most intelligent thing we can do is to accept responsibility for the unfolding of our own lives. Spiritual Counselling can help you to do this. It can also help you to
- Understand your situation
- Define and reach wellness goals
- Overcome fears or insecurities
- Cope with stress
- Make sense of past traumatic experiences
- Discover who you really are
- Develop a plan for coping with crises
- Understand why things bother you and what you can do about them
- End destructive habits such as drinking, using drugs, overspending or unhealthy sex.
Spiritual Counselling is not a magic wand. You your self are the magic wand. You can make the changes that can transform you life. But a good counsellor can help you to do this. We all have the potential to become much more than we are now. To move from stuckness to greatness. To begin our journey once again. To discover who we truly are.
How the Tarot Works
The Tarot is a set of 78 cards, each containing it’s own unique archetypal image. The deck is divided into 2 Arcana, The major and the minor. The Major Arcana contains 22 cards which represent 22 archetypal images. The archetypes themselves are constellations of energy, according to Jung, which are universally common to all humans at all times in our history. They are a part of our shared collective unconscious.
The 56 cards of the minor arcana reflect the archetypal situations we all find ourselves in at certain times in our lives. All of us have experienced new relationships, heartbreak, the need to move on, strife, and betrayal.
When the cards are laid out in a spread the give a snapshot of your life as it is now. It can show what past influences are affecting you, how others are seeing you, what is going on in your subconscious mind and the possible outcome of your situation if you continue on your present path. If that is not one you desire it can help you find more suitable actions to bring about a favourable outcome.
How Person centered Tarot works.
Person centered tarot is partly based on the work of Carl Rogers. Rogers was a humanistic counselor whose work has been very influential in almost all schools of counselling and therapy from the 1950’s onwards. Roger’s position was that it was the relationship between the counselor and client that was important, not the theories of any one particular school. It was he who recognized the importance of empathy. Furthermore, the client had all the answers to the issues that were causing him or her troubles in living. It was not for the therapist to make interpretations or to give the answers, but to help the client, through insight, to find their own answers. The often hard work this entailed ultimately was a more empowering process for the client than interpreting their motives and behavior according to a standard template. In a person centered reading I will work with you in a collaborative way that will enable you to discover your own solutions to problems, and your own meaning to your life..
I am happy to do one off readings or to do them as a part of an ongoing Spiritual Counselling that can help you to move closer to not only working out your problems in living, but to move closer to discovering your True Soul Purpose, the reason you are here on this planet, and what you came here to do.
I am available for face to face or Skype consultations
I completed my counselling training in June 2016, and graduated with a Diploma in Spiritual Counselling. Previously, for about 25 years, I worked first as a Youth and Community Worker and then with people with substance misuse issues. During these years I spent thousands of hours working with hundreds of people with substance misuse and mental health issues in locations as varied as projects, street work and hostels. I am currently studying transpersonal psychotherapy at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy in Maida Vale.
I believe each of us has the potential to evolve, to become more than we are now. It is an inbuilt part of being human. Working with an Spiritual Counsellor can help us to do that, freeing us from the rut we can find ourselves in.
I work integratively and holistically with clients in a personalized and individual way. There is no one size fits all method, nor is there a magic wand. I believe effective counselling and therapy develops and unfolds as the therapeutic relationship grows and develops. My starting point is that each of us are spiritual beings, Souls experiencing a physical existence, and that the struggles we have in life are related to our loss of connection with our source, which is Spirit. To become unstuck is to begin that journey once again, to become the self we were meant to be.
I am registered with the Complimentary Medical Association, and have full public liability insurance.
If you are considering counselling, have any questions about my services or wish to arrange a Tarot consultation please CONTACT me here. I aim to reply with in 24 hours
I was intrigued to find out more about this type of tarot and experienced an amazing reading from Michael - I was amazed at how it reflected on the question I asked and the cards gave me the intuition to answer my own questions. I would highly recommend this to anyone who needs a little guidance in their personal or business life.
Thank you Michael I feel as though I can think a bit clearer now and can feel back on track!