Out of Bounds is written by Judith Wigley, the wife of the Anglican Minister who first introduced me to Jesus. It tells the story of my life and the journey God took me on from being arrested in Bradford, through to my final prison sentence before joining a Christian Community in Nuneaton. It then tracks my life from getting married to Jennifer and working with the homeless. I was then able to go to get a Social Work qualification and worked as a Probation Officer in the Prison I served my last sentence in. It continues with the events that led up to me being ordained in the Anglican Church and establishing the Philippi Trust as an International Counselling and Training organisation. To me it is a story of God's love Grace and forgiveness and the incredible journey He has allowed me to go on, and which continues today, even in retirement!
Understanding the Philippi Model
The key to understanding the Philippi Model is Shalom, because that is the single, yet simple counselling aim. Shalom is the cement that holds all the other building blocks together. When peace with God, with Self and with Others has been restored, then the need for counselling ends. So the goal, or aim is to be always heading in the direction of the target.
Whether you are taking your counsellee through the Beatitudes, or Egan or any other component within the Integrative Model, the constant check must always be, Is the client on a journey to Shalom?
Every component included in the Philippi Integrative Model, is there to help the counsellee achieve Shalom.
If you get lost in the detail or confused in trying to make sense of your studies ask yourself, how does this relate to the clients journey to find Peace?
Try this Philippi pile of bricks as a check list.