He worked as a parish priest for 19 years then started private practice as a psychoanalyst focusing on psychology, religion
and inner growth. He has been a mentor for Journey into Wholeness since its beginning in 1977.
He was the son of Agnes Sanford (1897-1982), the founder of the Inner Healing Movement.
He is the author of a number of books including:
- Dreams: God's Forgotten Language
- The Kingdom Within
- Invisible Partners
- The Man Who Wrestled with God
- Dreams and Healing
- What Men are Like
- Soul Journey
- Mystical Christianity
- Healing Body and Soul