Lynette Harborne – Associate, England

Lynette is an independent psychotherapist, spiritual director, supervisor and trainer based in Buckinghamshire.  She is involved in the co-ordination of the ecumenical Spiritual Directors’ Network in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire and chairs the Training Group.   She formerly chaired The Association for Pastoral and Spiritual Care and Counselling (APSCC), the spirituality division of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.



Pastoral Psychology Roman Catholic Seminary, 2005 – 2013

Viva examiner, MSc Integrative Psychotherapy

Design and facilitation of courses in Supervision of Spiritual Direction

Design and facilitation of  courses for Training Incumbents in the Church of England

Spirituality related weekends, workshops and training days

Workshops at Confer, APSCC and Continuing the Journey conferences

Tutor, Counselling Diploma 1999 – 2003

Co-ordinator of teacher training, College of Further Education (1999 – 2003)


Psychotherapy & Spiritual Direction:  One Language, Two Voices?  2012.  Karnac.

‘Discernment’ In What Counsellors and Spiritual Directors Can Learn from Each Other: Ethical Practice, Training and Supervision.   2017.   Gubi, P. Ed. Jessica Kingsley.

‘Therapy & Spiritual Direction:  A Case for a Generic Approach to Supervision?’   In Enriching Ministry: Pastoral Supervision in Practice, Paterson & Rose Eds. 2014 SCM. Press.

‘The Importance of Supervision in Spiritual Accompaniment’.  In Spiritual Accompaniment and Counselling: Working with Psyche and Soul. Gubi Ed. 2015. Jessica Kingsley.

‘Supervision of Psychotherapy and Spiritual Direction: Two Contexts, One Process?’  Thresholds Journal, Spring 2014.

‘Working with Issues of Spirituality, Faith or Religion’.  2008.  BACP Information Sheet.

‘Is the Soul the Last Taboo?’  2006.  British Journal of Psychotherapy Integration 3(1):48-54.

APSCC Report: Counselling and Spiritual Direction. May 2009.


Lynette is currently researching the role of supervision in the ethical practice of spiritual direction (Practical Theology Doctorate, Anglia Ruskin/Cambridge Theological Federation).