What is Christian Counselling?
Christian Counselling offers a relational approach to counselling that is underpinned by Christian anthropology that understands that as humans, we are created in the image of God. Every person is valuable and has a purpose and a hope for the future. The Christian counsellor understands that at the core of each person is a God who loves and protects and who is interested in one’s self worth, significance and security. In ministering to his or her clients, a Christian Counsellor encompasses the core conditions of genuineness, unconditional acceptance and empathy. Our practice adopts an eclectic stance or integrative approach and draws on those modalities that might offer the most appropriate help for our clients. Prayer is always available.
Are you lost to God? Have you lost faith? Are you stumbling around in the dark trying to find a way out of your current predicament? If so and you would like to talk with a Christian counsellor, then please do get in touch at talktimetherapies.co.uk.
Where do we Practise?
We are currently offering a telephone or an on-line counselling service. A one hour session costs £40.00. Concessions are available for those on lower incomes and student rates also available, please ask.
A hope for the future
Christians are not immune to suffering, indeed in walking with Christ, our walk is often one of suffering. Jesus said “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me” (Luke 9:23). That’s a tall order and unsurprisingly we can get stuck in our walk and may need help. But the Christian message is one of hope and as Isaiah 9:6 tells us – we have a ‘Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace’. It is in this, that we can be certain of a God ready to impart His timely counsel to His people in ministering His love and grace.
We work in a number of different areas, assisting people seeking counselling for depression and anxiety, to those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and many other problem areas. The below list is not exhaustive, and we would encourage you to contact our friendly team if you do not see your particular area of difficulty on the list:
- Drug and Alcohol issues
- Emotional Abuse
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- Mental Health General
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Physical Abuse
- Post traumatic Stress Disorder
- Self Esteem
- Sexual Abuse
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Women-Specific Issues
How Do I Book an Assessment?
We want you to feel comfortable with our counsellors which is an important consideration in the counselling process. We also need to assess your mental health and whether we can assist with your issue. To this end, we offer an initial free of charge half hour session. If we feel that you might be better suited to another counselling service, we will refer you to one more suited to your specific difficulty and more importantly, if you don’t feel we are right for you, you are given the freedom to say that.