What is Biblical Counselling?
- God changes lives as believers deepen their relationship with Him and submit to His word. God can use counselors to minister His Word through exhortation, encouragement, care, and at times, rebuke believers towards godliness. Biblical Counselling is the practice of properly understanding life’s challenges in light of scripture to help believers grow and resolve their issues biblically.
- God has given us everything we need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3). He changes us as we discipline ourselves through obedience to the Word of God in the power of the Holy Spirit (1 Timothy 4:7; 2 Peter 1:5-11).
What should I expect?
- At Durham Biblical Counselling we offer in person and virtual (Skype/Zoom) appointments. Since our hope is to make care accessible to all, virtual counselling is a great option for those who live further away etc.
- Sessions typically last an hour. If additional time would be helpful, it can be arranged.
- We provide care for the following:
- addiction, anger, anxiety, betrayal, depression, fear, marriage conflict/issues, physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, pornography, self-harm and more.
- Whenever possible, we try to partner with the local church to ensure you are encouraged and challenged by other believers in your life.
Do you offer a free consultation?
Yes! Just contact DBC for a free 20 minute consultation.
Is there a commitment?
No. However, typically it is helpful to evaluate progress after 6-8 sessions.
I need help but can’t afford the fees?
We want everyone to have the opportunity to receive biblical counselling. If resources are an issue, consider those around you (e.g. your church, family, friends etc.). Churches, close friends and family are often willing to help financially because it allows them to partner with you in the counselling process. We are happy to speak with your church if you need assistance. If none of these options are available, we will do our best to work with you on a case by case basis.
Can I bring someone?
Absolutely. One of our values is that care happens best within the context of community. While not mandatory, bringing a family member, friend or small group leader with you may be beneficial to the counselling process.
Learn more about Durham Biblical Counselling (DBC) here.