Counsellees are not cases, they are people. From the outset, we take a relational, not clinical approach to counselling.
Where God is at work, there is always hope. Biblical hope can be restored through a counsellee understanding the principles and promises that God has given in the Bible.
Getting to the bottom of things
The Bible says in Proverbs 18:13, “He who answers a matter before he hears it, It is folly and shame to him.” We make it a priority to collect as much information as possible to be able to understand the problem fully. Without a correct assessment, it is impossible to direct anyone correctly.
Understanding the problem
Using the Word of God, we try interpret the gathered information from a biblical perspective, describing the problem using God’s terminology as found in the bible.
Biblical instruction and follow-up
We have no ability and authority to bring about change. We give instruction from the Word of God and depend on the Spirit of God to bring conviction, comfort and the ability to change. The Bible says in 2 Timothy 3:16-17, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” A large part of this process is assigning relevant homework tasks from the Word of God for the counsellee to be able to internalise what God is saying about their problem in His Word.
Support as you work through implementation
We provide counsellees with a plan of implementation, to be able to internalise new patterns of thinking and doing. Integration into the local church is a vital part of this phase. Counselling is terminated when these new patterns have been established.
What is our biblical counselling based on?