What happens in the counselling process? | How long does counselling take?
Is counselling confidential? | How do I fund my counselling?
What about phone counselling? | Do you offer Pre-marital counselling?
Christian counselling is the process of one person seeking to encourage you to acknowledge, understand and act on your own struggles, concerns and problematic areas in accordance with the Bible.
Counselling can help you work through the emotions and thoughts that contribute to the disruptions and discomforts of life, including:
Counselling offers the opportunity for you to express your feelings, your struggles, and your concerns in a non-judgmental atmosphere, to understand and pursue solutions that reflect your values and your relationship to Jesus Christ.
You control the amount of time and energy you put into a 50-minute session and the number of sessions. You can negotiate the frequency of sessions with your counsellor to explore your needs and meet the goals you set.
Is counselling confidential?
What you share with a counsellor is generally confidential with these exceptions:
- By law, counsellors are required to report child abuse;
- Any records kept of the sessions can be subpoenaed by the Court of law or counsellor(s) may be called to testify; and
- If you or someone else's life is in danger, counsellors must take action to keep you and/or that person safe.
- If you wish to transfer your file (which contains information revealed in session[s]) to someone else, our clinic requires WRITTEN permission from you to do so.
There are a number of ways that you can fund your counselling:
- From your own personal resources;
- You may qualify for some aid from your work benefits
- Your church may supply some help (check our CESA [Church Extension Services Agreement] plan)
- Family and/or friends may be open to contributing
- Negotiate a payment plan with the clinic
Because of circumstances (distance, health, etc.) beyond your control, some have opted to pursue phone counselling. There is a process which involves timing and funding available--contact a counsellor for the details--it does involve some upfront planning!
Yes. We believe strongly in marriage and seek to assist however we can in building solid and healthy relationships that last for a lifetime. For more information please see our Premarital Counselling Package.