Richard Harvey - Psychotherapist, Author and Spiritual Teacher

Richard Harvey

connecting psychotherapy and spiritual growth for human awakening
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Personal Change and Spiritual Growth

Welcome to my website! Here you find out about personal change and spiritual development. You may be seeking clarity and healing through counseling, transformation through depth psychotherapy, or spiritual growth and guidance. Whether you are new to this or have tried it before, here you can discover new ideas and practices, get help and encouragement, and find inspiration.

Retreats for Personal and Spiritual GrowthRetreats for Personal and Spiritual Growth
in Andalucia, Spain with psychotherapist and spiritual teacher RICHARD HARVEY

Whether you are looking at a specific issue or exploring your life's purpose, a personal retreat allows you the time and space for individual exploration, clarity and relaxation, deepening insights and replenishment. A retreat gives you the opportunity to withdraw and turn inward, away from the world of ordinary everyday demands, pressures and responsibilities. On retreat you make time for issues that are calling to you from your inner world, to relax, recuperate and refresh yourself spiritually, physically, energetically, mentally and emotionally.

You may want to give time and focus to any of a wide range of issues: health, relationships, career, personal development, a sense of meaninglessness, lack of purpose, challenges of aging, coping with emotions, anxiety, depression, crisis or spiritual enquiry.

The standard Personal Retreat is one week, the extended Personal Retreat is two weeks. Longer Personal Retreats can be arranged in discussion with me. Retreats are available to both individuals and couples.

To receive a retreats document with full details email Richard here.

New -- Spiritual Internship
Richard now offers a spiritual internship where you live and work alongside us at Cortijo Llano de Manzano personal and spiritual growth center with meditation and guidance for your inner work through reflecting and deepening in your psycho-spiritual process experientially in the challenges of everyday life. The internship is for committed seekers who are already familiar and experienced in inner work practices. If you are interested to know more email Richard here.

Some testimonials:

“[Richard is] an amazing teacher! I will never forget my time spent here. For anybody looking for counseling on spiritual enlightenment, this is the place to go! Thank you Richard.” -- Kelli Barwick

“Visiting Richard for a week’s retreat has been a life-changing experience. I recommend it to anyone wishing to find their true self.” -- E.B., Counselor

“I feel deeply grateful for the whole experience, for what I have discovered of myself and of life during the sessions with Richard as well as for the realizations, feelings or awakenings that have come to me… with a clear, sincere and in all aspects extraordinary human being and therapist to guide me through my inner work.” -- H.C.

Sacred Attention OnlineSacred Attention Online
In response to requests for a gathering of likeminded souls to enhance, support and share the challenges, pitfalls and joys of inner work, I have decided to offer a, for now, monthly online group.

Whether you are a therapist, a student of counseling/therapy, a psychological explorer or a spiritual practitioner you are welcome and accepted here without hierarchy, judgment or criticism. For more information explore this page.

Therapy Room in YurtSacred Attention Therapy (SAT) Online Training
The Sacred Attention Therapy (SAT) Online Training Course is a psycho-spiritual psychotherapy training that is progressive, radical, and innovative. Applications from prospective students are invited from:

• therapists – psychotherapists, counselors, and other healing practitioners
• people who want to train to become SAT therapists
• seekers who wish to practice SAT for their own personal growth and spiritual development

The SAT training consists of two levels of teaching. Each of Levels 1 and 2 consist of twelve modules and the recommended time for completing each level of the training is between six months and two years.
If you are wondering if SAT Online Training is for you, we invite you to explore this page.

Front Cover of SAT Groupwork ManualSacred Attention Therapy Groupwork Manual
The Sacred Attention Therapy Group Work Manual is a long-awaited response to people who have thought of setting up and running Human Awakening Groups and have not been sure quite how to do it. It is also intended for therapists, group leaders, SAT students, SAT therapists, and anyone who wants to try their hand at setting up and running a therapy group. The manual is the product of Richard Harvey’s 40 years of experience and it offers a unique approach and insights into therapeutic group work. Click here for full details and how to order.

This Week's Quote:

Left Quote MarkThe student of spirituality can wait, learn, practice, try things out, fail and try again, fail and try again. The disciple of spirituality can allow himself or herself to be led repeatedly, following, surrendering, loving, hoping, falling into despair, but returning and returning. But the devotee! The devotee has no time, no motivation, no hope, no wishes, no intention, nothing to attain, not even the exalted goal of enlightenment, for the devotee is absolutely free in every moment.Right Quote Mark
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Real Change Comes From Knowing Who You Are

Real change comes about through inner work, when we “attend to soul” and discover who we are. Only then can we can realize our potential for truth, power, creativity and satisfaction. But how do we proceed when faced with such a confusing array of approaches, often mixing modern psychology and ancient, usually Eastern traditions?

Bringing Together Therapy and Spirituality

As a psychotherapist and spiritual teacher, I have explored deeply the relationship between personal therapy and spiritual growth, because they refer us to our innate capacity for wholeness. I found that they are connected by a middle stage of authenticity that brings our unique, compassionate self into true relationship with other people and the world.

My therapeutic approach is an innovative psycho-spiritual psychotherapy, which reveals a new understanding of what it is to know yourself and really change. To find out more about this inner journey, see human awakening.

Information and Practical Resources

On this site, you will find a wealth of resources for personal growth and spiritual awakening:

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“One of the most important books I have ever read. If you are looking for open, honest information, inner healing and understanding why we are the way we are, look no further. I have read and re-read this book numerous times and every time I am amazed at how accurate and applicable his ideas are.” – C.C., USA, amazon review
Your Essential Self is proving hard to get and expensive when you can find it. You can now order copies of Your Essential Self for yourself or a friend for 12 euros plus postage and packing a copy. Signed copies can be sent on request. Read more here.


In times of uncertainty, doubt and negative reflection, those of us pursuing the way of self-awareness in psychological and spiritual realms feel like we are going to buckle under the weight and pressure of not knowing. Read more here.

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What people say

Left Quote MarkYears later, I am still amazed at how different I am because of working with Richard. Everything that changed was for the better. His insight into spiritual matters is only rivaled by his ability to explain them. He is a genuine teacher, not blinded by spiritual pride like so many self-proclaimed 'gurus'. I can honestly say that my time spent with him was one of the most eye-opening experiences I've ever had.Right Quote Mark E. K.