Healing and Counselling Centre


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Spiritual Direction Fees

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Supervision for Spiritual Directors

The Healing and Counselling Centre offers monthly Supervision Groups 
for Spiritual Directors on Fridays
Supervision for Spiritual Directors aims to:

     - discern how and where God is in the work of the Director

     - enable growth in knowledge and insight, develop self-awareness      
        and understanding

     - explore the ethics of good practice and standards

     - provide a safe space for releasing feelings, holding and containing them

     - gently challenge in the context of ongoing support and affirmation



Facilitator: Irene Hamilton MBAC (Reg), WPF Supervision
                          Diploma, BAPPS, London Spirituality Centre


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Spiritual Direction

Spirituality is a fundamental part of being human. It is profoundly personal.
Sometimes it is hidden from us. Sometimes we don’t recognise what it is
because we confuse it with culture, religion or ethnicity.


Here at St Marylebone, we are able to offer Spiritual Directors who are ready to listen and to reflect together with anyone who wishes to explore their Faith pilgrimage with another fellow traveller

Meetings usually take place every month to six weeks.                                        

"Christian Spirituality is the deep relationship that exists when the human spirit is grounded in God's spirit, 'the cultivation of a sensitive and rewarding relationship with eternal truth and love'."                                                                                                              Rowan Williams


Traditionally, this ministry is known as ‘Spiritual Direction’. 

Spiritual Direction is a regular meeting with another person with a view to enabling personal growth, fostering relationship with God, and growing in understanding of God’s ways, whether God seems close or distant.  Ideally, Spiritual Direction offers a mutual sharing in the Spirit; a relationship of friendship in Christ; a walking together and seeking the way, whether we have a lively awareness of God’s goodness and joy in life, or all seems dark and God seems absent.



"A man that looks on glass,
On it may stay his eye;
or if he pleaseth, through it pass,
And then the heav'n espy."
                                  George Herbert
 In developing dialogue with God, we gradually discover who God intends us to be, how God is working in our lives, where God is leading us, and what is God’s will and purpose for us.  Spiritual Direction includes discernment, learning, support and affirmation in the exploration process.

If you would like to consider having someone accompany you, please contact  the  office,  either  by  telephone 020 7935 5066  or by e-mail to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and we will let you have further information.


"Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow...."
                                                       Luke 12:27

Frequently Asked Questions

What is counselling?

Counselling and Psychotherapy can help us:

  • come to terms with the past;
  • understand our feelings and reactions better;
  • overcome relationship problems;
  • find our own way into the future.
What sort of counselling do you offer?

All our counsellors and psychotherapists are trained psychodynamically. This means that our approach is that current problems are often rooted in earlier difficulties. These difficulties need to be understood before we can fully grow beyond them. At the same time, we may need to find more creative ways of managing our thoughts and feelings and of relating to other people.

How often can I come?

We offer one session per week for up to two years. Each session lasts 50 minutes and you would see the same person at the same time each week.


What would happen in a session?

The counsellor will attend to whatever you bring, seeking to understand your feelings and to make sense of things which may be upsetting, problematic, or confusing. He/she will not offer advice.


How do I make an appointment?

Please complete the application form and return it to us with a cheque for the fee. We will then offer you an initial consultation which will be on a Tuesday at 10.30am or at 2.00pm.


How long does it take to get my first appointment?

Usually no longer than four weeks and often within a couple of weeks of your form being received. Please let us know if there are any dates you know you cannot attend.


How much does the first appointment cost?
The fee for the initial consultation is means related.  As it is likely to last longer than a normal counselling session, the fee is calculated as follows: £60 if your income is less than £45,000 and £90 if your income is more than £45,000.  For those in receipt of state benefits the fee is £25.


How much do weekly sessions cost?

Fees for any weekly counselling sessions offered here are negotiated according to your means on a scale from £15 to £80 per session.

Do you have a catchment area?

No. As long as you are able to get to our London address in Marylebone, you are welcome.


Do I have to be referred by my GP?



Where are you?

Our address is St Marylebone Healing and Counselling Centre, 17 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LT. We are located in the crypt (basement) of St Marylebone Parish Church which is on the Marylebone Road opposite York Gate, diagonally opposite Madame Tussauds. Baker Street and Regents Park are the nearest tube stations. 

How can I get in touch with you?

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St Marylebone Healing and Counselling Centre, 17 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LT

What if what you offer isn’t suitable for my needs?

We will do our best to refer you to an appropriate person or agency.


Would I see a trainee counsellor?

No. We don’t offer placements to trainees. All our counsellors and psychotherapists are professionally qualified and experienced.


Do I have to be a Christian?

No. The Centre is open to everyone, regardless of faith (or no faith).


Would you pray for me in the sessions?

No. Our counselling service is supported by prayer but we do not normally pray with you during sessions.


Do your counselling sessions have a spiritual bias?

No, unless your particular issue is of a spiritual nature and this is what you wish to discuss.


Why do you ask for my GP’s contact details?
Because we believe in promoting good relationships, our therapists prefer to work with the understanding of your GP in health-related matters. We would not write to your GP without your permission except in very rare circumstances (eg if you are endangering your own life or someone else’s).
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