Soul Centred Psychotherapy as a modality… a focus on relationship, mindfulness, meaning, honouring, enchantment and the sacred.
Soul Centred Psychotherapy is a Jungian based psychotherapeutic modality, developed in Australia in the 1980’s by Dr Kaalii Cargill and Andrew Cargill. There are around 30 Soul Centred Psychotherapists throughout Melbourne. The (ASCP), Association of Soul Centred Psychotherapists, is a constituent member association of PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia).
Soul Centred Psychotherapy attends to the human experience through the everyday stuff of life: our thoughts, emotions, body sensations and symptoms, and the relationships we have with others and the world. Value, meaning, and healing emerge from within each person’s unique process of inner work rather than from any external ideal. Soul Centred psychotherapy is not about fixing something that is broken, but about attending to the rich language of soul as it manifests in our day to day lives.
In Soul Centred psychotherapy, we allow time to develop relationship with whatever is happening, to attend fully to inner experience, and to work respectfully and systematically for change. We use techniques from energy psychology to support the processing of painful memories and past traumatic experiences. This ensures that the process is not overwhelming and that change and healing occur appropriately for each person.
Therapists are trained in Soul Centred Psychotherapy at the Kairos Centre, a well known and respected ongoing training organisation which offers training, leading to a Certificate of Soul Centred Psychotherapy.
The training program runs over 3 years and is offered in 2 stages. The first 18 months is designed to provide the personal orientation and practical skills necessary for developing as a therapist, counsellor and healer. The following stage of the course comprises a series of modules offered over eighteen months (6 terms). The work from Stage 1 forms the basis for ongoing study and practice of therapeutic interventions.
Training takes place in a group setting with an emphasis on experiential work.
The ASCP offers a Friends of the ASCP membership level which allows members of the general public to attend the rich and fascinating Professional Development workshops and seminars provided by the ASCP.
For more information about Soul Centred Psychotherapy, please visit the ASCP website.