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George Hartwell M.Sc.

Discover new heart and new spirit on the journey of spiritual direction with George Hartwell M.Sc.

"I believe that the promise of a new heart and a new spirit is fulfilled as we pursue God in life transforming encounters.  My role as spiritual director and therapist is to facilitate these healing encounters." George Hartwell M.Sc. Christian therapist

Facilitating an abundant relationship with God overflowing with life and love - that is my role in spiritual direction.  I am a catalyst - always encouraging, multiplying and enhancing what God wants to do in your life.

"I always thank God for George - he is able to lead me to an encounter with the Living God in whom there is abundant life and healing!" Wendy M.

"I gained emotional freedom." Marge 

Spiritual Direction - a Safe place to Grow 

I provide a safe secure setting for you to explore your relationship with God.  I want to encourage growth, strength and confidence in your identity in Christ and your ability to hear God's voice.  This is indicated by the following comments:

"The non-threatening environment enabled us to open our hearts and minds to see our situation in a more positive way.  Vern and Mary 

I think I was able to open up for her - make myself vulnerable." Brian

"My beliefs and values were respected. Even when I reacted once it was allowed. I didn't hold back. I felt cared for and listened to." Marge D. 

Spiritual Direction is not about control

To be clear I am not hear to speak for God or act as God in your life.  I do believe that a spiritual director is there to "direct" your life as some kind of authoritarian shepherd.  No.  My job is to point to Jesus, let the Holy Spirit counsel and engineer your own healing encounters with your heavenly Father.

Spiritual Direction - the outcomes

I am interested in the peace and creativity that flows from listening to God and practicing His presence.  I am also aware that an encounter with God is healing because Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. 

Brian wrote: "George's approach clarified a lot ... I have received a significant amount of emotional and spiritual freedom." 

"I always thank God for George and how he has helped me and my family." Wendy

Would I Benefit from Christian Spiritual Direction 

Christian Spiritual direction is helpful when you need time to develop confidence about your identity and clarity about who you are.  Christian Spiritual direction is helpful when you need to work on developing your relationship with God.  Christian Spiritual direction is helpful when you need to talk about your anger with God, religion or the church.  Christian Spiritual direction is helpful when asking vocational questions.

My gentle approach to counselling and spiritual direction is well suited to dealing with these issues in your life.  I love helping people to experience of their new identity in Christ and to learn to live out of this new identity.  I would love to help you.

George Hartwell M.Sc. holds a Masters of Science in clinical psychology and training in spiritual direction.

Christian Marriage Counselling:


Fee for life transforming spiritual direction session is $120 per hour.  family marital therapy counseling

His empathy and discernment in spiritual direction has been sharpened by over 30 years experience.  More about George: About Us


Office is 1454 Dundas St. East in Mississauga, Suite 123.  Main intersection: Dundas and Dixie.

People benefit from  sessions with George: testimonies.

Intensive life transforming spiritual direction involves 3 hour sessions at my office.  A week of three hour sessions can provide original insights, new skills and a closer relationship with God.  (Called a mini-retreat.)

Accountability is provided through a Board of Reference.

PHONE:  Spiritual direction by phone Within the GTA - Greater Toronto Area - Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville:
    (416) 234-1850 or long distance.

George is a member of the OACCPP - Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists

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He provides spiritual direction, marriage counselling, couples counseling, family, marital and premarital therapy.'




For Sessions with George, Retreats or Phone Counseling: counselling

(416) 234-1850 for local calls in Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville or Brampton.

E-mail: e-mail G Hartwell (counselling) and (retreats)


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