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Christian Counseling

Christian Counseling


Christian Counseling

Christian Counseling


What is Christian Counseling? Well Christian Counseling or Biblical Counseling is defined in many ways. However, Dr Jeremy Lelek, Ph.D. and  President of Association of Biblical Counselors in his dissertation says it like this:

"Biblical counseling endeavors to build a relationship with another person in which God’s work of change can thrive. It is therefore dependent on the Word of God, the work of the Holy Spirit and the grace of Jesus Christ. It seeks to build a contextualized understanding of the counselee (past and present) and will view that data through the lens of Scripture. The Biblical counselor rests in the knowledge that he is not the change agent, but a tool in the hands of the One who is. The biblical counselor does not ignore physical issues or emotional data, but seeks to integrate them into a holistic understanding of the person and where change needs to take place. The biblical counselor is not adversarial in his relationship to the psychologies of his culture, but examines research and insights through the lens of Scripture. In his work with the counselee the biblical counselor always recognizes the sovereignty of God, the transformative grace of Christ, and the insight-giving and conviction-producing ministry of the Holy Spirit. In all of this the biblical counselor sees himself not as an isolated instrument of change, but one whose work is intimately connected to God’s primary tool of change; the church, with all of its God-ordained, duties, structures and means of grace."

Christian Counseling is only one facet of many treatment techniques:
  • Christian Counseling, 
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing or CISD, 
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT, 
  • Eclectic, 
  • Interpersonal, 
  • Rogerian Therapy, 
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy or SFBT. 

Another common question is how essential is the Gospel to Christian Counseling?