Spiritual counseling provides a context within which clients are able to explore their true identity and purpose in life. An experienced counselor is able to help the client see difficult situations and events in life as spiritual opportunities for growth and purification. As spiritual knowledge increases, the qualities of the higher self become more accessible, qualities such as joy, authenticity and insight. The spiritual counselor is able to explain such concepts as the soul, karma, reincarnation and self-realization, and utilize these ideas in the counseling relationship. Many techniques are used, such as visualization, prayer and ritual to help the client go deeply into present experience and find the seeds of transformation.
Sources: Caroline Constantine, MA, Denver CO; Jan Foster Miiller, MA.