coaching for mental health pastoral care spiritual direction

Do you need a good conversation?

I think everyone at times needs someone to talk things through with.

I may be the person that can give some support.

A good conversaton might be the answer to your mental health and spiritual formation.

What can I offer you? Barry Pearman

Since the 1990s, I have been working in various people helping activities.

Firstly as a support worker to people in recovery from Major Mental illnesses, then many years as a Chaplain and a Pastor.

I have also had personal experience of depression, burnout, and anxiety. Life can be tough at times.

I have had training in

  • Pastoral Counselling
  • Spiritual Direction and formation
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Integrative Mental Health Care
  • Applied Theology

Find out more about me here.

Areas where I have coached in the past

  • Supporting people in their Mental Health – Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Addictions, life struggles
  • Supporting the families and friends of those with Mental Illness
  • Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction for those with Mental Illness
  • Life change
  • Writing and creativity


I like to keep things easy to understand and practical. We won’t be setting long-term goals and strategies. It’s not that type of coaching.

It will be more of a friendly conversation with a few suggestions tagged on at the end.

I would describe my coaching style as intuitive and listening for the deep.

The first get-together

Our first time is free, and it’s a time where we can see if we are the right fit for each other.

After that, it is Pay What You Want. (including free)

You decide on the value you receive from the session and how to support me.

I don’t want money to be a barrier to you getting the help you need.

We will have the conversations over the internet – Zoom, Skype, Hangouts, etc.


Coaching with Barry has been really helpful.
His insights and observations have helped me overcome some large obstacles that were in the way of me moving forward.
I also appreciated his friendly, caring manner throughout the coaching.
Tony, Sydney, Australia

I am on my fourth coaching session with Barry and I am benefiting greatly from his calm manner and wise suggestions. I was at a fork in the road and I needed spiritual direction. I am getting it and am really appreciating Barry’s input. Thank you for your page and for your videos Barry. They provide great succor in tough times. David, Cardiff, UK

Contact me to see if we could be a good fit.