Psychospiritual counselling and coaching

Jasper KenterMy approach

As a One Spirit psychospiritual counsellor and existential coach I offer individual sessions and group workshops. 

My approach to psychospiritual counselling is grounded in presence. Working with whatever wants to arise in the present experience allows our experience to deepen, so it can process itself and helps authenticity to arise in the moment. Working together, I will support you in tuning into the flow of your unfoldment. An important part of this is connecting with our hearts and bodies to be able to recognise and express our feelings, and letting go of unproductive and painful self-judgements. The starting point can be a particular issue or question, but it can also be an open ended interest in what is arising in your experience. As well as talking, we might do guided meditations, body movement and breath exercises, where this feels appropriate.

Where I can help

I am particularly interested in supporting you with existential questions related to finding meaning, purpose, identity, depth and authenticity. These questions are often triggered by change, such as adolescence, relationship breakups, health issues, job changes, burnouts, death of loved ones, recovery from addiction, and moving through life stages, from going through or finishing education to having children, children leaving home, retirement and grandparenting. When our situation and roles change we might struggle with old identities and ways of doing things that don’t keep up, or changes lead to feeling emptiness or anxiety, or a wish to address deeper questions and longings.

In coaching sessions I am interested in helping you identify a more authentic trajectory in your life and profession, and work with questions such as gaining more freedom from your inner critic, reducing stress and finding the right work-life balance, addressing workplace conflicts, being more authentic in your decisions, and compassionate leadership.

I also welcome clients who have a religious or non-religious spiritual, meditation, or mindfulness practice and are interested in support, collaboration, or spiritual direction to look more deeply into what their practice means to them, what it might bring up for them, and to help explore the intersection between spirituality and daily life and relationships, and connect more deeply with our presence, awareness, and humanity as the ground of who and what we are.

My background

I was ordained as a One Spirit Interfaith Minister in 2017 and am ROSIM registered and accredited as a psychospiritual counsellor. I have interests in diverse mystical traditions including in Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and nature-based spirituality. My primary, long-term practice of meditation and inquiry is  as a student of the Diamond Approach since 2006, a non-religious path of self-realisation. I also have a strong interest in integrative and psychodynamic approaches, including through my own experience of ten years of biodynamic and body-oriented psychotherapy, and psychosynthesis therapy. In addition to working as a counsellor and coach, I also direct a social enterprise focused on sustainability research, and work part-time as a university professor. Through working in higher education I have done extensive mentoring with students and staff as as a pastoral supervisor, line manager, and union representative and I have a particular interest in supporting students and university staff.

Locations and fees

I offer individual sessions in Borth (High St) and Machynlleth (Y Plas). My fees follow an income-based sliding scale and I offer a student discount. I turn nobody down because of a lack of money. Contact me here via email or phone.