FAQs

My spirituality

… is a work-in-progress. I try to stay in the moment. Life is better when I do, so I keep trying.

I believe the Divine Mystery defies description, yet anyone who earnestly seeks will begin to know it.

Exploration can be intimidating. It might help to clear up some frequently asked questions.

What is a spiritual companion?

A tour guide for the metaphysical explorer, a spiritual companion is a person who has discerned (with the help of friends and advisors who agree) that they have a ministry of holy listening and empathy. Seekers take a spiritual companion to help them discern the Divine at work in their lives, and to learn what they are being invited into. Spiritual companions do not decide for you – they help you listen for the Divine.

How is spiritual companionship different from psychotherapy?

Both are about relationships – with ourselves, others, and God (Mystery, the Divine), so it can be a blurred line.  Spiritual accompaniment offers presence and a desire to listen to God.   Psychotherapy also offers presence – in the service of restoring mental health by treating illness. “Psychology seeks to help a person solve the problems of living; spiritual direction deepens the Question of human life itself.” (Jacob Needleman)

How does one begin?

When you send a request, I will email you a zoom invitation for an individual meeting.  When we meet, we chat to see where you are in your search right now, and whether what I offer might suit you.  If we both want to continue, we would typically meet monthly for at least 6 months.

Note: For people near London, Ontario, I would be delighted to meet you in person if you prefer.

What does it cost?

“Freely have you received, so freely give.”  “The gifts of the inner world must be accepted as gifts in the outer world if they are to retain their vitality.” (Lewis Hyde).

There is no charge for the introductory meeting.  If you find our meeting helpful, and wish to continue, you would pay on a sliding scale. At the low end, If you are still striving to have your basic needs met, you would make a service offering in your own community. If you are someone who has your basic needs met and more, you would pay money.

Are our conversations private?

I hold what we say in confidence. You may wish to know that there is no legal protection for the privacy of our conversations as I am not a lawyer or a registered health care professional.   

As a matter of course, I do not acknowledge who is consulting me or who has consulted me without permission from them.  I do not discuss the content of our conversations with anyone else unless I need to seek guidance from my own spiritual director, or if I believe you or someone else is in physical danger.  

How often do we meet?

Arrangements vary, but most people come monthly.

Do you do 5th steps with people?

Yes. If that is what you are looking for, please let me know in your e-mail.

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