Directory of Spiritual Directors

If you are a spiritual director and would like to apply to be part of the Community, please go to the Community page to download a membership application. If you are searching for a spiritual director, we also offer a service where our Referrals Co-ordinator, who is also the Warden of the Community, will help you think through what you are hoping for, and will offer suggestions about an appropriate director from our Community. It’s a confidential service, and a free one. Please make initial contact by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by phoning the Centre on 020 3837 5291.

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  1. Judith Alderton (Anglican)

    • England, Kent
    I am an Ignatian trained spiritual director offering on-going spiritual direction at my home in Hythe.I aim to offer a welcoming space for people wanting to explore their spiritual life, whatever their background. I have experience of being a prayer guide on Weeks of Accompanied Prayer.
  2. Amanda Allchorn (Baptist, Ecumenical)

    • Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, London - Central
    • Skype, Email
    I trained at the LCSD, and offer Spiritual Direction by Skype, email and face to face. From a senior professional background, being an ‘empty nester’ and a new Granny, I am especially interested in accompanying other women in the ‘second half of life’. I am semi retired and have an Ecumenical background.
  3. Ms Catherine Armstrong (Anglican Ecumenical)

    • England, London - Central, London - East
    • Skype, Zoom
    I have an interest in discernment, prayer, encouraging lay ministry and mental health. I am a WAP guide and supervisor, and can lead open door retreats. I have learned that listening and encouragement within a prayerful sacred space is essential for health. I have an MA in Christian spirituality, am a Tutor on the Encounter course and a Bishop of Stepney’s advisor for prayer and spirituality. I have a suggested amount for donations negotiable for those on benefits and very low incomes.
  4. Esther Aronsfeld (Jewish)

    • London - Central, London – North West
    I am an ordained Interfaith Minister and Spiritual Director from a Jewish background. I work with people who don’t consider themselves religious, but long for meaning, clarity and direction. I lead retreats for CARM; courses in Jewish spirituality for Christian groups. My background includes management training, coaching and bereavement support.
  5. Polly Arthur (Christian)

    • England, London - Central, London - North
    • Skype, Facetime, Zoom
    I am trained as an Ignatian spiritual director. I offer ongoing spiritual direction and the 19th annotation. I work for the Diocese of London providing courses in pastoral care. I enjoy enabling people to reflect on their relationship with God and to become more aware of him in the midst of life.
  6. Jane Baker (Charismatic/Contemplative/Evangelical)

    • England, Surrey
    • Skype, Zoom
    My particular interests as a Spiritual Director are in our Celtic Christian roots, noticing God in the everyday of life and creation, and I enjoy working with creativity and images and pictures in prayer and reflection. I completed my training years on the Encounter course at LCSD and welcome anybody who seeks to explore their spirituality and deepen their walk with God. I see people at my home in Woking or at St Columbas.
  7. Sister Clare Balfour RSCJ (Roman Catholic)

    • England, London West
    • Zoom
    I belong to a religious order within the Ignatian tradition. I have several years’ experience of spiritual accompaniment, of accompanying eight day and 30 day Ignatian Spiritual Exercises and of accompanying 19th Annotation. I am happy to work with all denominations. I have experience of using Zoom in order to meet with my directees.
  8. Christine Barnabas (Christian)

    • Website
    • England, County Durham
    • Skype, Facetime, Email, Zoom, WhatsApp
    With a very varied Christian background, I have been drawn to a contemplative and creative approach to faith for many years and identify most as a Companion in Northumbria Community, an ecumenical, new monastic dispersed Community rooted in Celtic Spirituality. I offer a safe space for you to explore your relationship with God. One of my particular interests is trauma and how it impacts on our spirituality. I am now based in County Durham, and am available via Zoom/FaceTime/What’sApp/Skype/Telephone/Email. You can find out more on
  9. Sonya Barrow (Christian Anglican)

    • England, Surrey
    • Skype, Email, Zoom, WhatsApp
    I trained with the London Centre , been influenced by the Jesuit imagination, the profound truths in the Bible and the joy of the charismatics . This, together with a background in psychology, social work and teaching gives me a heart for those who wonder where they belong ! And who are asking the little and big questions about where God is in it all. I am happy to do spiritual direction by phone or using zoom, whats app or Google duo or Skype. Feb 2021 Sorry, I am not currently taking on new directees.
  10. Victoria Bathurst (Anglican)

    • London - South, Sussex
    I trained in Spiritual Direction at the Centre. I am a painter and am particularly interested in the use of images and the imagination in contemplative spirituality.

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The Community of Spiritual Directors comprises those who, in offering this ministry, have agreed to abide by the Centre’s Code of Practice.

Disclaimer: The information in this directory is provided by those whose names and information appear here. While many and even most here are known to us, the Centre cannot officially certify, recommend or endorse any listed here.

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