Christ Centered Counselling
As you navigate the difficulties of life, I am here to walk with you, listen, help you process, and point you to Jesus.
Christ Brings Hope
Life in this broken world results in personal and interpersonal hardships for each of us. Jesus Christ knows those hardships, cares about us, and enters in. I see him bring about significant changes in my life, and in the lives of others as we know him better through the power of the Spirit and the wisdom of Scripture.
What Characterises my Approach?
My desire is to provide a safe and loving space to experience the grace and truth of the gospel. I believe that we are made in God’s image and therefore have profound dignity. Starting here really matters, and my counselling approach takes into account the whole person, body and soul, as I seek to hear and understand deeply. Each one of us is simultaneously struggling against difficulties, growing towards glory, and failing in our walk, but God is always present in the process, and my goal is to provide a space to reorient and move forward.
I believe in the sufficiency of knowing Christ for navigating this life, and God in his Word graciously reveals him to us. He gives us ways of understanding the nature of things: who he is, who we are as people, what is wrong with the world, and what we are called to. These truths orient our understanding, make sense of what we are facing, and give us clarity and a vision for what change will look like. This means that as I listen to your story, and understand your struggle, I use Biblical categories to shape my understanding and frame my approach. This does not mean that Scripture is exhaustive. I seek to be well informed of, critically engage with, and be challenged by secular models, in order to sharpen my thinking and improve my practice.
My goal is that when we wrap up our time together, you will be sure that you are held in our Father’s hand, that Christ walks alongside you, and that the Spirit’s movement in your life enables you to imagine a way forward.
If you are grieving a loss, are disappointed with God or yourself with how life has turned out, feel confused about choices in front of you, are experiencing conflicts in your work or home relationships, are overwhelmed by anxious thoughts, or need a safe space to process difficult events in your past, you do not have to walk alone. It would be my privilege to share part of the journey with you.