How can counselling help?
There are times in our lives when reaching out to someone outside of our family and friends can provide a safe place to discuss our concerns in a confidential and accepting environment. This process can help clarify the nature of issues troubling us and provide avenues to address these difficulties.
Talking to a counsellor can be helpful when you need someone to talk to who:
- is professionally trained
- will carefully listen to you in an accepting and confidential environment
- will help clarify the nature of the issue causing you concern
- Will help you find constructive ways to address your concerns
Who is counselling for?
Any individual, couple, family or group regardless of age, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.
What specialist services are there?
We offer a specialist service called Support for Men who want to Change. Counselling is provided to men who wish to change their behaviour which, while not illegal, still causes harm:
- Help with addiction to pornography
- Guidance to repair damage caused by their infidelity and examine their behaviour
- Become accountable for violation of boundaries within a church situation.
Who are the counsellors?
All counsellors have training in both theology and psychology. They are dedicated to a holistic, sensitive approach incorporating a faith dimension in the care they give. While all counsellors are Christians, no religious belief is imposed on the person receiving counselling. Counsellors must be registered psychologists or members of an approved counselling organisation. See more about our counsellors here.
What happens in counselling?
At the first meeting your counsellor will invite you to talk about your concerns. The purpose of this first meeting is to respectfully hear your story and work with you to determine whether further meetings are likely to be helpful.
Any further meetings will be arranged with your cooperation so that you are fully involved in the care you receive.
What issues can be discussed?
Anything that is causing you or your family concern can be discussed with a counsellor:
- Improving your self-confidence
- Identifying issues causing stress
- Talking about relationship problems
- Working on issues of grief and loss
- Getting help with raising difficult children
- Recovery from abuse
- Getting help if you are a perpetrator of abuse
- Understanding the relationship between religious belief and emotional problems
For more information or to make an appointment please contact us.