Do I have to see an Adventist Counsellor?
Absolutely not. Our Adventist Counsellors are there for those who wish to seek counsel with an Adventist psychologist. Or, a psychologist who happens to be Adventist. If would you not feel comfortable doing so, there is zero obligation for you to do so. Choose someone that YOU would feel most comfortable sharing with and opening up to. That is the most important thing.
Adventist Counselling Services (ACS)
Chatting with someone who genuinely cares about your challenges and troubles and who is trained to help you discover possible solutions is often all that is required. Our counsellors are available to help you discover options, possibilities and to explore solutions. They are professionally trained.
Adventist Counselling Services is a non-profit community service agency which is available to anyone. Although based on the Christian ethic for clients from a different orientation the Service provides high quality professional help regardless of religion, lifestyle, sex or race.
Why do people seek Counsellors?
Conflict and critical decisions need to be made Counselling is not simply for people who are in crisis and unable to cope. Individuals, couples, families, schools and corporations seek help when they experience:
- Changes individually, in the family or corporately
- A struggle to discover meaning for life
- Relationship issues
- Problems which dominate and are overwhelming
- A need to improve the quality of their relationships
- The desire to build a new life
- The need to overcome a difficult childhood
- Career dissatisfaction
PREPARATION for couples planning to marry – stimulates greater understanding and discussion between couples with an emphasis on communication and conflict resolution skills and the things that make individuals different from each other.
Plan on 10-12 hours of pre-marriage counselling and preparation.
ANALYSIS using Taylor-Johnston Temperament Analysis for pre-marriage preparation.
ENRICHMENT for married couples is aimed at making good relationships even better.
Courses are tailor-made for corporations and community groups on request. Activity examples:
- Couple Communication
- Managing Life’s Crises
- Parenting Courses
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
- Stress Management Seminars
- Parent and Teen Workshop
- Dealing with Divorce
- Anger Management
- Helping Skills Training
- Mediation Training