Foundations of Pastoral Counselling

Integrating Philosophy, Theology, and Psychotherapy



Foundations of Pastoral Counselling offers a completely new approach to its subject, through an integration of philosophical ideas, theological thought, and psychotherapeutic psychology. Using the work of philosophers including Martin Buber, Simone Weil and Soren Kierkegaard to begin the conversation in each chapter the author then draws on relevant theologians and psychotherapeutic thinkers to enrich the dialogue. The result is a rich, multi-faceted, and often surprising round-table discussion about the fundamental issues in pastoral counselling.


Neil Pembroke, Author

Pembroke, Neil: - Neil Pembroke has more than twenty-five years of practical experience, teaching, and research on pastoral care and counselling. He has published six books and almost fifty articles with leading international outlets; has served for many years on the editorial boards of Pastoral Psychology and Practical Theology and as a regular reviewer for Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health

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