Spiritual Direction

Spiritual direction offers accompaniment for your spiritual journey, time in which to share your reflections with a sympathetic fellow traveller. On the journey there’s no set itinerary everyone must follow. But that doesn’t mean there are no maps, no signposts, and the role of the spiritual director can be to suggest resources you might find it helpful to explore and reflect on.

Life Coaching – structured, goal focused sessions to help you find new directions for your life, especially through times of change. The core belief of coaching is that we already have the resources to choose a new direction and start moving towards it. Through skilled and sensitive listening and questioning your coach helps you to clarify priorities, choose goals and set a programme for action.


The services of the following are available based at Emmaus House or elsewhere.

Andrew Bain (Spiritual Direction and Life Coaching)

Andrew is trained and qualified as a spiritual director (under the auspices of the Society of the Sacred Mission, an Anglican religious order), as a life coach (Glasgow Caledonian University), and has counselling skills training (COSCA). Andrew’s main inspirations are Benedictine and Franciscan; but he has a broadly based experience of the range of Christian traditions as well as training in Buddhist mindfulness meditation. Andrew has affiliate membership of the Association for Coaching and is presently working towards full accreditation. (For more about Andrew see “About Us”).

Contact details for appointments with Andrew:
Tel: 0131 228 1066; E-mail: info@emmaushouse-edinburgh.co.uk

Marion Chatterley (Spiritual Direction and Bereavement Counselling)
Marion is chaplain to people living with HIV and has spent her working life in the voluntary sector. She trained in spiritual direction at Loyola Hall and is a member of the Epiphany Group. She offers 1:1 sessions, Ignatian Retreats and the spiritual exercises as a 19th annotation retreat. She trained with Cruse bereavement care and offers bereavement counselling.

Contact details for appointments with Marion:

E-mail: marion.chatterley@blueyonder.co.uk

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