Prayer and the Counselling Relationship
Paperback |160 pp |216 x 135 mm
Jessica Rose, in this wonderfully clear and realistic book ... is painfully honest about the pitfalls, the misconceptions of both praying and counselling that will distort what we try to do.
Wisely, Jessica Rose refuses to offer neat solutions, but she takes us to the very heart of the questions that we ought to be asking.
In a discussion on how counsellors integrate prayer and professional practice, someone asked why it had taken so long for someone to ask such an obvious question. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that it highlights areas that require deeply personal answers. They touch on practice at the level or what we believe about the very nature of human beings and our relationships with each other.
The counselling profession is committed to being non-directive and non-judgmental. But what happens when prayer is part of the counsellors life? Or part of the clients? Or both?
Sharing Spaces? is a practical and insightful contribution to an under-explored area, looking at ways in which prayer can inform and nourish the counselling process, as well as ways in which the two areas can be difficult to integrate.