Director, St Marylebone Healing and Counselling Centre
Canon Stephen Evans
St Marylebone Parish Church, 17 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LT
Following the appointment of the Revd Dr Andrew Walker as Vicar of St Mary’s, Bourne Street, the Rector of St Marylebone seeks to appoint a new Director for the St Marylebone Healing and Counselling Centre/Associate Priest.
The post holder will be expected to work four days a week (to include Tuesdays (client allocation and peer supervision), Wednesdays (Healing Eucharist) and Fridays (team meetings) and two Sundays per month (one of which will be the first Sunday every month) at St Marylebone Parish Church. The Diocese of London equates this level of commitment to a 0.75 post.
For more than 30 years, St Marylebone, just a few metres from Harley Street, has pioneered the work of Christian healing and, as well as being home to the internationally respected Healing and Counselling Centre, which offers low-cost psychotherapy and spiritual direction, the Crypt at St Marylebone also houses an innovative NHS doctor’s surgery. Our work is enhanced by close links with some of medicine’s Royal Colleges and chaplaincy at The London Clinic and King Edward VII’s Hospital.
Originally established in 1987, not long after the crypt was cleared, the HCC re-opened in its present form in 2000. The parish church’s vision was for St Marylebone to be a place which would bring together different practices – spiritual, psychological and physical – in a common quest for healing and wholeness.
Today, the HCC offers a number of approaches to healing: psychodynamic counselling and analytical psychotherapy (once a week for up to two years) with other therapeutic models available as appropriate, spiritual direction, a fortnightly mental health support group and healing prayer.
All our psychiatrists, counsellors, psychotherapists and spiritual directors have received recognized training and subscribe to a professional code of ethics. The aim of the HCC is to help individuals and couples to grow in relationship to themselves, to others and to God, by working through difficulties in a holding environment. Whilst all the members of our team identify as Christians, the HCC is open to all, those clients of Faith and those of none.
Enhanced DBS (Safeguarding) required. Applicants must be Priests in Anglican Orders. Visit www.stmarylebone.org for full Job Description.