It is a pleasure to introduce this inaugural issue of the Waverley Abbey College Journal. Its aim is to provide a space for developing scholarly knowledge for practice that is mindful of a Christian perspective.
Waverley Abbey College has been involved with university validated courses since 1998, offering a BA in Counselling since 2010, then developing master’s courses and, more recently, the MA in Spiritual Formation.
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When a person contracts dementia – surely the biggest medical challenge that we face in the next few decades – the image often used by friends and family is of someone being lost to us. And in one sense that is exactly how it feels. With my mother it was a steady losing.
Over the years, as I look back over my counselling career, I recognise that I have experienced resistance and suspicion from a number of Christians and Christian leaders in the UK towards counselling and counselling training.
In this article, my personal journey of transformation through the pursuance of research and study as an adult is outlined, the golden theme throughout being the immense growth and development that I have experienced as a result.
‘Not a straitjacket’, but creatively flexible: An interview with Dr Owen Ashley on the Waverley integrative framework.
Dr Owen Ashley currently leads Year 1 of the BA (Hons) Counselling programme and the MA in Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy at Waverley Abbey College. He worked as a counsellor in general medical practice for many years and currently has a private counselling practice.
It is a pleasure to introduce this inaugural issue of the Waverley Abbey College Journal. I hope that the articles in it will be interesting and serve you, and prompt conversation, whether you are a student, practitioner, academic, pastoral worker, or curious reader. Its aim is to provide a space for developing scholarly knowledge for practice that is mindful of a Christian perspective.
Thank you for considering submitting an article to the Waverley Abbey College Journal. We hope the journal will become a useful resource and a place for creative, respectful discussion that furthers the work of God in people’s lives.
Welcome to the Waverley Abbey College Journal. Over the last 20 years, Waverley Abbey College has grown and now offers a number of university validated higher education courses in the areas of counselling, psychotherapy, and spiritual formation, based on a Christian worldview.