Spiritual direction provides a prayerful space, for you to discern the activity of the Spirit in your life, explore your experience of God and respond to divine invitations.
My role in this art of spiritual direction is one of companionship — prayerfully listening to you, asking questions, and inviting you to engage in spiritual practices with silence, scripture, and imagination. The intention is that the tone is graceful and contemplative.
The heritage of spiritual direction
Spiritual direction can be found in many faiths and religions. My training has been within the context of the christian tradition — with its source found in Jesus. It is indebted to influences both ancient and contemporary.
Does this mean you need to: ‘have a faith’ or ‘a particular belief’ in order to receive spiritual direction? Not necessarily — we always start where you are and there is space to explore how you are being drawn onward. Your faith maybe seasoned or burgeoning; you may feel like you’re thriving or falling apart. It’s ok — you are welcome.
Making an initial connection
I am one of many spiritual directors around the world; a number of whom I count as friends (and would happily recommend). If you wish to find out more and enquire meeting with me to discuss regular spiritual accompaniment — please get in touch — there is a contact from below.
Before embarking on any regular meeting for spiritual direction, you will naturally want to know who it is you’re connecting with and clarify what it is you will be engaging in. We can schedule a time to chat and discuss your desire for spiritual accompaniment, questions, and expectations. I can clarify the focus of spiritual direction and talk about any practical details.
Practicalities for regular spiritual direction
There are a few spiritual directors who are able to provide this service for free, whilst many will charge for their time. Spirituality, like air, is of course freely received as gift. Yet, offering long term spiritual direction does involve commitments of time, reflection, supervision, and on going formation.
Ultimately, my desire is to be available to anyone seeking spiritual depth. And, whilst my hope is to generously express divine grace in every interaction — I am limited — so it is only in specific cases where I am able offer long term spiritual accompaniment at no cost. Please contact me or click here for details of costs for regular meetings.
We can work out a frequency of meeting that fits your schedule and means. I tend to meet with directees for one hour every four to six weeks. My hope is that we can find a way to meet which takes into account your current circumstances.
The rate per 1 hour session ranges from £30*–£40–50**
* — I invite you to choose a fee that relates to you and your current circumstance. I am particularly sensitive to those in no-income & low-income situations or who find themselves in a time of limited finances.
** — Please pay what is sustainable for you. It is assumed those paying the top rate are able to expense the fee or are personally well resourced.
I offer a 10% discount when 3 sessions (or more) are paid for in a single payment.
If you find yourself at the end of your rope and with no means to pay for spiritual direction: every few months I offer a free set of sessions to an individual. Contact me to see if this place is currently available.
Location (local and online)
Spiritual direction conversations last 1 hour — in a comfortable ‘contemplative space’ — a sitting room overlooking the garden, at my home in the Sherwood/Carrington area in Nottingham. I am also available for online appointments (on Skype, FaceTime or Zoom).
If you prefer we can schedule a conversation during an hours walk (at a ‘contemplative’s pace’).
Please get in touch to enquire about meeting for spiritual direction or for further details.