"I believe that the promise of
a new heart and a new spirit is fulfilled as we pursue God in life
transforming encounters. My role as spiritual director and
therapist is to facilitate these healing encounters." George
Hartwell M.Sc. Christian therapist
Facilitating an abundant relationship with God
overflowing with life and love - that is my role in spiritual
direction. I am a catalyst - always encouraging, multiplying
and enhancing what God wants to do in your life.
thank God for George - he is able to lead me to an encounter
with the Living God in whom there is abundant life and healing!"
"I gained emotional freedom." Marge
Spiritual Direction - a Safe place
I provide a safe secure setting for you to explore your relationship
with God. I want to encourage growth, strength and confidence
in your identity in Christ and your ability to hear God's voice.
This is indicated by the following comments:
"The non-threatening environment enabled us
to open our hearts and minds to see our situation in a more positive
way. Vern and Mary
I think I was able to open up for her - make
myself vulnerable." Brian
"My beliefs and values were respected. Even
when I reacted once it was allowed. I didn't hold back. I felt cared
for and listened to." Marge D.
Spiritual Direction is not about control
To be clear I am not hear to speak for God or act as
God in your life. I do believe that a spiritual director
is there to "direct" your life as some kind
of authoritarian shepherd. No. My job is to point to
Jesus, let the Holy Spirit counsel and engineer your own healing
encounters with your heavenly Father.
Spiritual Direction - the outcomes
I am interested in the peace and
creativity that flows from listening to God and practicing His
presence. I am also aware that an encounter with God is healing
because Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Brian wrote: "George's approach clarified a
lot ... I have received a significant amount of emotional and
"I always thank God for George and how he has
helped me and my family." Wendy
Would I Benefit from Christian
Christian Spiritual direction is helpful when you need time to
develop confidence about your identity and clarity about who you
are. Christian Spiritual direction is helpful when you need to
work on developing your relationship with God. Christian
Spiritual direction is helpful when you need to talk about your anger
with God, religion or the church. Christian Spiritual direction
is helpful when asking vocational questions.
My gentle approach to counselling and spiritual direction is well
suited to dealing with these issues in your life. I love
helping people to experience of their new identity in Christ and to
learn to live out of this new identity. I would love to help you.