Counselling isn’t magic or a quick fix and it isn’t coercion. It is a team effort to find the solutions, strategies, answers and particular truth and insights that is required in your situation. This service respects everyone’s right to be heard, understood and cared for no matter how big or how small the problem might seem.
Through our HopeLINK services, Gladstone Church of Christ offers an on-site professional Counselling & Family Therapy Service.
Our therapists are committed Christians who seek to provide an affordable and professional service whilst journeying with people as they face and work through difficult situations in life.
Because we hold that every person is of immense value, we welcome people from all backgrounds and beliefs in a caring and non-judgmental environment.
Fees: There are no fees set for counselling sessions. You are encouraged to consider a donation to cover the cost of the counselling services you receive
We endeavour to offer appointment times suitable to clients however appointments are necessary.
Please don’t hesitate to contact the church office should you require further information or a short informal conversation.
Appointments: Ph 07 49793626
OUR MODEL AND APPROACH
An Holistic approach is used, addressing emotional, physical, and spiritual needs. Our professionally trained and compassionate counsellor will lead you to explore possibilities and discover solutions in an environment of support, encouragement, and confidentiality.
The therapeutic model used varies depending on the needs of our clients, majoring on –
- psychodynamic – involving insight into the past by examining the family of origin
- systemic – involving self-differentiation in the current family
- experiential – involving emotional awareness
- cognitive-behavioural – involving cognitive restructuring
- communication – involving family communication
It is practical, flexible, client-focussed, family inclusive and biblically grounded. It is a model that effectively integrates spirituality, theology and psychology. Using the research and insights of psychology to help in the diagnosis of problems and to provide proven therapy techniques, we are also able to draw on the insights of the Bible and supernatural power of God to help bring healing, hope and restoration.