The Heart of Biblical Counselling
In my counselling, I seek to fulfill 1 Thessalonians 5:14:
“We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.”
This is more than a self-help program or quick fix advice. I do not believe in managing your problems so that you can continue to live in them. Rather, I want to offer a better hope.
True change and a more joyful life do not begin with the external circumstances—it all begins inside your heart with the Spirit at work. This is biblical counselling.
In biblical counselling, I hope to teach you something of more sustenance than managing your symptoms—we work together towards biblical heart change. This is what makes biblical counselling different from psychiatry or regular counselling. Biblical counselling is based on the Bible. I believe the Bible is authoritative and sufficient, so it provides what we need to live a godly life, and so biblical counselling strives to bring truth of Scripture to focus on your needs (Hebrews 4:12).
* Counselling has not begun yet as I am still in certification process.*
What I Offer
I don’t offer medical advice or psychiatric help (though I will offer encouragement and counsel from God’s Word on psychological issues). Instead, we work together to find victory in Christ over the struggles that keep you from loving, enjoying, and obeying God. Biblical counselling is not the source of change, but an instrument God can use in his followers’ lives to bring about the change he wants to make. I believe that God, through the Holy Spirit and his Word, can and will bring lasting heart change and encouragement to those who are truly His followers, even those parts of life we can’t always tie together nicely but must wait for until redemption.
I offer biblical counselling to women struggling with:
Stress / burnout
Overcoming specific sins
At this time, I only offer counselling to women. If you are seeking marriage counselling, I will gladly counsel husband and wife together, with both myself and my husband / a male pastor present. As for those who are younger than 18 years, I offer counselling with parental consent.
I do not offer drug/alcohol addiction counselling.
Scheduling an Appointment
Read this page in its entirety.
Contact me about making an appointment.
I will send you an email with the Counselee Packet. Download and complete it (either electronically or manually).
Email / mail / drop off the Counselling Packet 24 hours prior to your appointment (otherwise we will reschedule your appointment).
What to Expect
As said before, biblical counselling is much different from regular counselling. I am not a psychiatric practice or licensed counselling agency. I offer ACBC certified counselling. Therefore, please do not expect the following or anything similar to:
Medical guidance or diagnoses
Medical prescriptions or examinations
Psychological / psychiatric help
Behavioural or cognitive therapy
Biblical counselling is discipleship or pastoral type counselling. I offer biblical guidance and advice from the Bible, God’s authoritative and living Word. Therefore all issues are addressed through a biblical worldview and perspective.
Be ready to do homework. Nearly every counselling session will be ended with a homework assignments to have finished for the following session. Homework may consist of memorizing Bible verses, journalling, reading a book or portion of it, or various writing /journaling exercises. Please bring a notebook and Bible to each session.
Cost & Hours
Most counselling sessions will be one hour at $40, at the exception of the first visit which may extend to 90 minutes for $60.
Counselling appointments will take place during weekdays (Monday to Friday) from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Exception can be made for those who are unable to make an appointment during those hours due to their job or lack of childcare.
Payment for appointments must be paid beforehand or upon arrival, not after.
Counselling sessions will be held once a week, unless the counsellor and counselee see best to schedule otherwise.
Please give 24 hours notice prior to appointment if you are unable to attend, otherwise a $30 charge is required (except on certain circumstances).