We Care

It can be intimidating to ask for help when you are in a place of pain and distress.

BRMC’s Care Centre provides a safe space where, with care, compassion and skill, we journey alongside you to find healing.

Questions You’ve Never Dared Ask About Counselling

Counselling is about journeying with a person to better understand oneself (mentally, emotionally and spiritually) and empowering that person to discover ways of managing situations.

All of us have areas of brokenness, and counselling is one of the ways to bring about change, healing and restoration.

Our approach to counselling is holistic and biblical where professional clinical practices in counselling are integrated with the deep belief that genuine wholeness comes only through Jesus.

We journey with clients to:

– understand the factors that impact their mental, emotional and spiritual well-being,
– deepen their relationship with God
– be positioned for transformation by Him

As counsellors, we are trained to respect the different experiences that people have. This enables us to empathise with clients’ struggles as well as to see them through their lenses.

As counselling is a collaborative process, there’s greatest effect when the client chooses to put in time and effort to work with the counsellor. In addition, what we do know is that holistic healing and breakthroughs happen when the client encounters God through the Holy Spirit.

All information shared by clients with our counsellors will be kept in strict confidentiality except when the counsellor perceives a real and imminent threat of self-harm or harm to others. Another exception is when clients give written consent for information to be shared.

It might feel awkward or uncomfortable at the beginning, but our counsellors are trained to build rapport and trust with clients.

It takes strength and courage to embrace change that comes about through counselling.

Mental and emotional health concerns usually derive from a combination of factors – biological, psychological, social and/or spiritual. Thus, it’s misguided and dangerous for Christians to believe that a “truly faithful” person will not need counselling for such concerns. The Gospels show Jesus to be a sensitive and loving presence who’s concerned for the well-being of the hurting and broken. He’s known as “Wonderful Counsellor” and sets the gold standard for what counselling should be like. For these reasons, it’s entirely appropriate to combine faith in Jesus with counselling.

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Don’t struggle alone, let us journey with you.

Call us at 6250 6787 or email us.

to comfort all who mourn,
and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.

Isaiah 61:2-3