UK Register of Spiritual Caregivers

Overview

The UK Register of Spiritual Caregivers™ serves the increasing number of people who identify themselves as spiritual but not religious.

When you use the services of a spiritual caregiver you need to be reassured that those in this role are competent, kind and trustworthy. If you choose someone from this Register you can be confident that they have appropriate training and listening skills. Our approach is holistic and person-centred.

Membership of the Register marks a caregiver’s commitment to the highest professional and interpersonal standards. Our commitment is to:

  • Listen with compassion, discretion and respect
  • Be calm, centred and kind in challenging circumstances
  • Take quiet time for grace, healing and guidance
  • Value every individual’s spirituality
  • Cooperate with other support agencies
  • Respect the unique provision of traditional faith communities

A Definition of Spirituality

As we take a person-centred approach we encourage everyone to develop their own understanding and definition of spirituality.

At the same time we need to be explicit about our own terms of reference. We tend to use the following definition:

Spirituality is everyone’s natural connection with the wonder and energy of life (by whatever name); and the instinct to explore that experience and its meaning.

Spirituality affirms that life’s journey is about the growth of compassion, connection and consciousness.

Background

The UK Register of Spiritual Caregivers  is hosted by the Spiritual Companions Trust, which administers the Register and maintains its Code of Conduct. The Register recognises qualifications from caring sectors, including counselling, psychotherapy, nursing, medicine, spiritual healing and our own qualification the Diploma in Practical Spirituality & Wellness.  (Shortly we will be listing the exact qualifications that we accept.)

 

Benefits to Members

Your professional and volunteering opportunities are enhanced by your listing on the Register. Your name on the Register signifies to others that you are:

  • Committed to the highest standards of compassionate listening
  • Competent, kind and trustworthy
  • Aligned with an approach that is spiritual but not religious

You will also have access to regular CPD events including:

  • Developing daily spiritual practice and its health benefits
  • How to Teach and Lead Meditation
  • Spirituality and Mental Health

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WE WILL BE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS STARTING 1st JULY 2021

Apply to be on the Register

There is a one-off application fee of £65.
Annual membership of £30 is then payable.

To apply and for any queries, please contact our administrator.

They will ask you for the following:
– Proof of your qualification (which must include a rigorous Listening Skills module)
– Full contact details (with website if you have one)
– Brief biography with your motivation for joining (100 – 200 words)
– Confirmation that you have read the full Code of Conduct and commit to the following:

  • Listen with compassion, discretion and respect
  • Be calm, centred and kind in challenging circumstances
  • Take quiet time for grace, healing and guidance
  • Value every individual’s spirituality
  • Cooperate with other support agencies
  • Respect the unique provision of traditional faith communities