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Our Approach

Our counsellors look at everything through the framework of the story of God as revealed in the Bible – that man is made in God’s image and therefore has profound beauty as well as deep brokenness. And, for true and lasting change to take place we must look at both soul and body. The reality that we live in a broken and fallen world with other wounded, broken people, creates suffering and pain in our lives.

Therefore, our counselling seeks to not only address the presenting issues and suffering common to man but explore the complex and largely hidden desires of the soul. God is in the business of restoring and renewing all things and we believe no person is beyond his redemption and grace.

Into this, we join with you as fellow guides who have experienced suffering and through honest struggle have tasted the grace of God. We are professional counsellors, adhering to the highest ethical standards, yet we are fellow travelers, committed to walking with you in your unique process. Through this, we count it one of our greatest and most humbling privileges to enter into the complexity and wonder of God’s story being written in your life.

 

Don't be afraid, for I am with you. 
Don't be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you. 
I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

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Christ-Centered

We do not offer a system or a three step process for change but a person, a Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Through his life, death, and resurrection, and ascension Jesus has forever dealt with our sin and perfectly shown the depths of God’s love for His children. He redeems and restores us back into right relationship with Himself, others, and the world. This Gospel reality – relational and eternal – shapes the change process and is foundational to our approach with our clients.

Clinically-Informed

We are not reductionistic nor secular in our approach but rather interpret the complexity of the human condition (body & soul) through the comprehensive Biblical story. During His life on earth Jesus didn’t solely address peoples’ spiritual deficits. Rather, Jesus treated people holistically, addressing their physical and emotional difficulties as well as their spiritual needs. Our care follows Jesus’ example by considering clients’ physical, emotional, and spiritual realities. We provide care according to the insight and direction of Scripture while utilizing the common grace findings of research and psychology to inform our methods of client care.

Church-Based

God has forever existed in the community of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and we, as His image bearers, are designed to live and thrive in community. Lasting, vibrant life change does not occur in isolation. God has purposed us to be formed and shaped in the context of a caring and consistent community. Therefore, we aim to do everything in connection with the church. This makes us unique to many other models.

Community-Renewing

Our aim is to provide a level of care that enables everyone experiencing it to be equipped to live on the mission God has called them to locally and globally and to see our communities renewed by the power of the gospel. We also see the great need within our communities for healing and care for the ongoing impact of mental-illness and brokenness. We believe the gospel offers great hope spiritually and practically as we seek the wholeness of our communities.