About Us - Meet Celia and Stephen

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Celia Joyce M.P.S.

Celia's insightful knowledge and accepting nature will allow you to open up and be comfortable with your emotions, no matter how strong.

As a spiritual accompanier, counsellor and professional supervisor, Celia is passionately committed to the psycho-spiritual development of people.

She assists people address a broad range of issues including dream work, sexual abuse, bereavement and loss.

Celia's extensive experience and qualifications include: 

  • formation as a spiritual accompanier at the Institute of Spiritual Leadership (Chicago)
  • Master's Degree in Pastoral Studies, majoring in Spirituality from Loyola University (Chicago)
  • Groupwork Leadership and Supervision at the Wasley Institute (Perth)
  • Clinical Pastoral Education at Royal Perth Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital (Sydney)

 Celia has over 30 years experience as a healthcare professional in a variety of areas including midwifery.

 Stephen Truscott S.M., Ph.D.

 Stephen's gentle nature and open non-judgemental approach will help you make sense of your experience.

Stephen is committed to the psycho-spiritual growth of people. He assists individuals, groups, and organisations through counselling, spiritual accompaniment, professional supervision, retreats, organisational reviews and vocational assessment.

Stephen provides professional development seminars and personal growth workshops including the Myers-Briggs, the Enneagram, organizational spirituality and Open Space Technology.

Stephen's extensive experience and qualifications include:  

  • over 35 years as a Marist priest 
  • Associate Diploma in Welfare Work
  • formation as a spiritual accompanier at the Institute of Spiritual Leadership (Chicago)
  • Master's Degree in Pastoral Studies, majoring in Spirituality, Loyola University (Chicago)
  • professional supervision at the Wasley Institute (Perth)
  • Ph.D. from Murdoch University examining the developmental influences that shape the practice of contemporary spiritual directors

 Publications: 

  • Beginning and Advanced Spiritual Directors: The Developmental Influences That Shape Their Practice (Saarbrücken: VDM, 2008)
  • 'Beginning and Advanced Spiritual Directors: The Developmental Influences That Shape Their Ministry and Service, with Application to Their Initial and Ongoing Formation,' Presence 15 (3), 2009: 38-46
  • Editor of the Australian Ecumenical Council for Spiritual Direction, Anthology of Spiritual Direction, (Mandurah: Equilibrium Books, 2012)
  • A member of the Australian Ecumenical Council for Spiritual Direction Formation Guidelines Review Committee involved in drafting Contemplatively Forming Tomorrow’s Spiritual Directors in Australia (Revised 2016)
  • 'Contemplatively Forming Tomorrow's Spiritual Directors,' Presence 22 (4), 2016: 50-56.

(Photo credit Archdiocese of Perth)