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Clinical and Pastoral Counselling (CPC)

The Clinical and Pastoral Counselling model offers a framework for counselling within a person-centred perspective. The model integrates clinical research and pastoral psychology, drawing upon the work of many practitioners in the general counselling and pastoral care fields. The main theorists used are Carl Rogers, Gerard Egan, Henri Nouwen and John Patton. Psychological insights are utilised through the Clinical part of the model, while emotional conflicts, inner struggles and spiritual issues are seen within the context of the Pastoral model.

Clinical & Pastoral Counselling promotes personal regard and respect within a style of counselling and care which is non-judgmental, non-directive and of a reflective nature and which encourages clients to work through their issues. Directive approaches are also introduced where they are appropriate.