Adventist Counselling Services (ACS) was established to be a professional, affordable Christian counselling service and has expanded to include psychology services.
For decades, ACS has been providing individual, couple and family counselling, along with various group workshops and pre-marital preparation. Along with these services, ACS now also provides psychometric testing to assist in identifying learning difficulties in young children, and focused psychological counselling for mental health conditions, testing that is rebated by Medicare.
Claire Marsh manages of the Adventist Counselling Services in our Greater Sydney Conference. She also works in two of our Adventist schools in Sydney. Claire is a registered Psychologist who has worked for the state government in the Department of Human Services as an Assessor and Public Servant for many years prior to taking on her current role for the church three years ago.
In the coming weeks, Claire and ACS will be relocating to partner with Sanctuary Lifestyle Clinic. This move will enable patients to access a range of Christian health professionals in the one location and experience a more holistic approach in their ongoing health care. ACS will continue to provide the same services as it has done so in the past, but with a renewed vision of its role in health ministry.