The truth about life is that it happens. No matter how “in control” you normally are, sometimes situations may come where outside help with your marriage, relationships, children, in-laws, work environment, decision making or just looking at ourselves in the mirror seems hard to do alone. Change when it comes can be difficult to do or accept. Counselling could be a great way in which perspective, change or motivation can be considered.
“People make a change when the pain of staying the same becomes WORSE than the pain of changing.”
What are the benefits of seeing a Christian Pastoral Counsellor? For the Christian counselling can be especially helpful. It helps us to grow into a spiritual maturity without forgetting emotional, psychological or physical growth. When the whole person is maturing at a similar pace it produces a “peacefulness” that goes beyond understanding.
Christian Pastoral Counsellors are trained, registered and accredited in both the psychological behavioural sciences and Christian theological disciplines. In most cases they are well educated graduates having attended both seminary and secular colleges or universities.
A Christian Pastoral Counsellor can see clients as a Christian who counsels or as a secular counsellor. The choice is the clients. Should a client want counsel that respects the Christian faith and traditions, it would be difficult to find seeing a secular counsellor.
A further benefit is that an accredited professional counsellor in most instances has more training and experience that most pastors do. Most ministers within a church DO NOT have any training in counselling or psychology. Some may have had a couple of courses on marriage or coaching, but not nearly enough to equip them to properly help their people. For this reason many loving pastors are willing to refer parishioners in need to a Christian Pastoral Counsellor with a good reputation.
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