Spiritual Counseling is an exploration. It is gentile, open-ended conversation between a spiritual guide and a parishioner or other person seeking spiritual guidance. When we explore, we take time to ponder, question, reflect and consider a spiritual path. Exploration implies freedom and it is essential the individual feels free and unfettered in what they share with their spiritual guide.
Spiritual counselors are not therapist spoking around a person’s psyche. Spiritual counselors understand that all of life is spiritual — the Spirit is found in our experiences and in our relationship with God. At St. Matthew’s Cathedral, the basic tenants of the Episcopal (Anglican) faith are foundational and baseline. For more information about that, see the website section, About Us: Our Beliefs.