WHAT IS COUNSELLING?
Counselling is a carefully arranged opportunity for people to talk through issues that are affecting their life, with someone specifically trained to help.
ACC defines Christian counselling as activities which “… seek to help people towards constructive change and growth in any or every aspect of their lives, through a caring relationship and within agreed relational boundaries, carried out by a counsellor who has a Christian worldview, values and assumptions.”
Counsellors can be found working in various settings such as GP surgeries, hospitals, educational settings, voluntary organisations, churches and in private practice.
Counsellors use many different approaches or models in their practice, depending on their training and what they find to be effective. Some but not all Christian counsellors may use specific Christian models or theory to underpin their practice and this may be something you wish to enquire about during your first visit.
Christian counsellors are those who hold a personal Christian worldview. However, they do not make any assumptions or have any requirements about your faith, belief or values, and they will not impose their faith on you.