Welcome to our Therapy Network

 

We sometimes receive requests from listeners looking for a psychotherapist experienced in issues of spirituality and faith. Currently, the therapists listed below are all based in the UK and each have lived experience of being part of a faith community. They have awareness of spiritual abuse, high-demand religion, and the emotional and psychological impact of navigating faith deconstruction.

These therapists are not Nomad recommended and the responsibility for determining the suitability of a particular therapist remains with you. It is also important to remember that some people can experience counselling or psychotherapy as harmful.

If you would like more immediate support we suggest visiting the website for Replenished Life. They don’t provide counselling, but are an independent charity supporting those who have experienced abuse and trauma within faith.

We hope to keep adding to this list as we connect with more therapists. If you have any questions about anything related to this page please contact us here.

What You Can Expect From Us
  • We are all trained and registered therapists and, as such, we are bound by the ethical code of conduct of our registered bodies.
  • We have all had a lived experience of being part of a faith community
  • We understand the nuances of spiritual abuse and the multi-layered complexities of these experiences.
  • We acknowledge the depth of harm that can be caused when power is misused within a religious or spiritual context, and understand the explicit and implicit experiences of this harm.
  • We understand the unsettling effect that shifting faith can have upon one’s sense of meaning, purpose, and self-worth, and the impact this can have on community and family relationships.
  • We recognise the grief that can accompany the loss of faith or faith community.
Our Values
  • Autonomy: We recognize that deconstruction is a personal journey, and you should have the freedom to explore your beliefs and values at your own pace.
  • Safety: We seek to create an environment where you will feel comfortable expressing your doubts and concerns without fear of rejection or criticism. We encourage open and honest dialogue.
  • Validating: We will always acknowledge your emotions and validate your struggles. Your feelings are valid and it’s natural to question and re-evaluate your beliefs.
  • Agency: We recognize that our perspective may differ from your. Trying to persuade or convince you to adopt our own beliefs or conclusions is unethical and unacceptable.
  • Affirming: We are affirming of those who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community and hope our counselling spaces will be safe for you.

London, UK and Online

• Available

Andy Murden

MBACP (Registered)

In our counselling sessions I’ll encourage you to bring your own issues to the session, rather, I will help you to explore your own issues, feelings, beliefs, behaviour, and worldview, so you can become more self-aware and achieve greater independence.


My Website

Derbyshire, UK and Online

• Available

Michelle Leeder

MBACP (Accred)

I offer many approaches and practises to support your therapeutic journey. Talking therapy, ecotherapy, relaxation therapy, Emotional Freedom Techniques and somatic practices can be integrated into our sessions to support your healing process.


My Website

Derbyshire, UK and Online

• Available

Jim Bawden

NCPS (Accred)

I am drawn to simplicity and to the connection of all things. Genuineness, curiosity and patience are really important to me. As the information above says, I am not a stranger to the highs and lows of religious and spiritual communities.


My Website

Leicestershire, UK and Online

• Not Available

Joy Brooks

MBACP (Accred)

I’m a humanistic therapist with both lived and professional experience of spiritual abuse, religious trauma and shifting faith. I continue to value spiritual expression and experience whilst understanding the profound harm that can happen in unhealthy religious and spiritual spaces.


My Website

London, UK and Online

• Available

Rosie Tringham

ACC and COSRT (Accred)

Over the last few years, my spiritual journey has had church-related challenges. As an accredited Counsellor I have seen personal healing, I am eager to connect with individuals keen to navigate the difficulties of faith/church community to cultivate resilience, peace, and personal growth.


My Website

Derbyshire, UK and Online

• Available

Abi Graves

UKCP (Accred)

I’m an Integrative Psychotherapist with lived experience of high demand religion and faith deconstruction. In sessions, I aim to support the client to navigate the layers of their experience and work towards emotional healing.


My Website

North Wales, UK and Online

• Available

Philip Shepherd

BACP & ACC

As an integrative counsellor I use a variety of approaches while offering a safe, non-judgemental space for exploring client issues. I have personally experienced extreme abuse and rejection as a “missionary” and church leader. While struggling to connect with structured religious expressions I highly value spirituality in its broader and more personal sense.


My Website

Portsmouth, UK and Online

• Available

Sarah Williams

BACP (Accred)

Rethinking a faith-based identity or grappling with the complexities of spiritual trauma can evoke profound internal turmoil. As an integrative psychotherapist familiar with spiritual abuse, I offer a place for exploring these struggles, acknowledging the loneliness, processing the difficult emotions and navigating any existential questions.


My Website

Greater Manchester, UK and Online

• Available

Vicky Broadbent

MBACP (Accred)

I’m an integrative therapist with a focus on nature based and relational perspectives and experience of working with abuse in a range of contexts.  I hope to support you in following your own personal emotional and spiritual journey.


My Website

Sheffield, UK and Online

• Available

Laurence Keith

BACP and NCPS (Accred)

I am an integrative therapist and believe that love and understanding can change lives, and that there is always hope, however dark today may feel. Deconstructing and reimagining faith is a painful process, especially when there has been abuse, and one I’ve gone through myself.


My Website

Southsea, UK and Online

• Available

Chelsea Parsonage

BACP (Registered)

Experiencing spiritual trauma or a shift in one’s beliefs can feel distressing, intimidating, and isolating. As an integrative psychotherapist, I aim to create a space in which clients can explore their doubts and questions, consider what deconstruction means for them, and acknowledge the complexity of emotions around these issues.


My Website

Canada and Online (except for US)

• Available

Kelsey Hoff

CCC and CCPA (Accred)

I work with people who are deconstructing a long held belief system and/or processing harm within a religious context. I understand both personally and professionally that this process is challenging and complex. I aim to show up with curiosity, compassion, and hold as safe as possible space for others on this road.


My Website

West Yorkshire, UK and Online

• Available

Jenny Biglands

NCPS (Accred)

Throughout my life I have had the privilege of working and walking with people who have faced many challenges regarding their faith and belonging to a religious community. My hope is to offer counselling that is deeply respectful and compassionate, offering a supportive set-apart space for growth.


My Website

Devon, UK and Online

• Available

Richard Oster

BACP (Registered)

As a beloved listener, the Nomad Podcast and community has accompanied me on my faith deconstruction which has seen me transition from church leader to therapist. I meet with clients wherever they are on their journey, offering a safe space to process, explore and recover.


My Website