I am completing a masters in clinical mental health counseling here at Franciscan. I love how Christian counseling takes a holistic, integrative approach that considers the whole person. I grew up in England where I was fortunate to also train in psychodynamic counseling and psychotherapy with children and adolescents. I’m a romantic idealist, animal lover and my hobbies include painting, dancing, languages and hosting dinner parties.
Although there are many different definitions of what pastoral counseling is, I notice several common themes which writers have drawn upon. The term “integration” appears a lot in reference to guiding a client towards physical, mental and spiritual well-being. For Christian clients whose faith is important to them, knowing that pastoral counselors share their faith helps develop trust, rapport and accountability.Details