With no other choice, some spiritual counsellers choose to work in Australia.
“I love the people,” said Kaitlyn Johnson, a former spiritual counselor with the Anglican Church of New South Wales.
“Australia is the only country I’ve ever had a job with where I’ve been able to stay in contact with people, where I was able to do what I love doing.”
Johnson has been doing spiritual counselling in New Zealand since 2011 and says it is “a really, really good opportunity” to make friends in Australia as well.
“There’s not too many things in life that are so rewarding,” she said.
They are always interested in what I have to say, they are always curious and they always want to talk about their lives and their spiritual journey.” “
But the people I work with are great.
They are always interested in what I have to say, they are always curious and they always want to talk about their lives and their spiritual journey.”
Johnson also believes that the spiritual counselling community is growing because of “a few positive things”.
“There are people that are living the gospel,” she told ABC Radio New Zealand.
We’re all going to be better, and it’s going to change our lives in a way that we can’t predict.” “
We’re all learning from each other.
We’re all going to be better, and it’s going to change our lives in a way that we can’t predict.”
‘The future is in the hands of people like me’ For some, it’s a way to make money.
“People say it’s hard to get jobs when you’re not spiritual,” said Jill Sargent, who has been working in spiritual counselling for 10 years.
“It’s hard when you have a family that’s not doing well.
For some of those people, it is a way of finding a sense of purpose. “
So I think I’m really fortunate to be in a position where I can actually make money.”
For some of those people, it is a way of finding a sense of purpose.
“The future isn’t in the minds of the people in this country, it just isn’t,” said Karen Dickson, who works as a spiritual counselling counsellors in Victoria.
“That’s not a thing that people think about, it doesn’t matter where you come from, it really doesn’t.”
Dickson said that many of the counsellers she works with have been with people for years and are well versed in the issues they are dealing with.
“Some of the things that they are struggling with are issues of the self, of the emotions, and how to control them,” she explained.
For others, it could be a way for them to connect with other spiritual councillors. “
They come to the counsellors because they feel like they are having a problem, they feel overwhelmed, they want someone to talk to them.”
For others, it could be a way for them to connect with other spiritual councillors.
“This is what I like to do for my clients,” said Dickson.
“Sometimes they are just like ‘I want to do something different, and I’m looking for someone who is a good listener and really listens to what I’m saying.'”
But for many, it can be a frustrating experience to work as a counsellour in the first place.
“A lot of times, it becomes a nightmare,” said Sargment.
“You can’t get into the studio and start working, you can’t set up meetings and people have to be ready to go.”
A former spiritual counselling worker says the most important thing is to not get frustrated When it comes to getting people to take the spiritual counselling job, it takes patience and understanding, according to Karen Dixon.
“Once you’ve been working a long while, you’ve got a lot of skills and you’ve had a lot experience and you know what you’re talking about, you need to get the right kind of people to help you,” she advised.
The most important things to me is to just stay calm and to make sure you’re working on something you can do well.” “
In the end, you might have to take some personal responsibility for not being able to help somebody, or maybe not being prepared for what the next step might be.”
The most important things to me is to just stay calm and to make sure you’re working on something you can do well.
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