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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.

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Academic Qualifications

  • 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]

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