Mike Rush, MA, PhD(c)
I have a life-long interest in spiritual experiences and have spent much time amongst religious, spiritual, and psychic groups, including taking part in a spirit rescue circle, ghost hunts, and non-mainstream Christian and esoteric groups. Whilst I have had a few minor spiritual experiences myself, I have never had a spiritual crisis/emergency.
I am now a qualified hypno-psychotherapist with a specialism in spiritual crisis/emergency. I have co-facilitated peer-support groups for the Spiritual Crisis Network (SCN) in the UK and for IMHU in the US. Although, due to my workload, I am currently unable to take on clients for regular long-term therapy sessions, I am available for ad-hoc one-off chats about spiritual crisis which I provide for free (donations are optional but much appreciated!).
I am currently undertaking PhD research into effective interventions for spiritual crisis via Canterbury Christ Church University, supported by the Professional Development Foundation and the Alef Trust. I am also a co-Director of the Spritual Crisis Network, sit on the Committee of the Transpersonal Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society, and am a Trustee of the Alister Hardy Trust, which supports academic research into spiritual and religious experience. I also run a monthly discussion group for anyone interested in the academic research into spiritual crisis/emergency.
If you would like to chat about any of these things, please feel free to get in touch.
- MA in Religious Experience from the University of Wales, Lampeter.
- PGDip in Consciousness & Transpersonal Psychology from Liverpool John Moores University
Other Relevant Training
- Diploma in Hypno-psychotherapy from the National College of Hypnosis & Psychotherapy
- Certificate in Online Therapy, National College of Hypnosis & Psychotherapy, (NCHP).
- Mental Health First Aid, Derby MIND/NOCN.
- Psychosynthesis Essentials, Psychosynthesis & Education Trust.
Offering 1-1 support
My Diploma in Hypno-psychotherapy is my certification which entitles me to practice individual counseling in the UK.
I am registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and with the National Society of Talking Therapies in the UK.
Offering support groups
I currently co-facilitate an online and face-to-face peer-support group for spiritual crisis/emergency as part of the Spiritual Crisis Network in the UK.
I offer my 1-2-1 sessions for free with the option of voluntary donations.
Support group plan...
My group has been running every month for several years.
It lasts one and a half hours.
I facilitate with John Ablett
It’s both online and in a location
Email contact for signup – [email protected]