Diagnostic Tools: We use helpful counseling forms such as this Personal Data Information Form, the Problem Pattern Analysis form, and other aids to gain an understanding of the central problems a person is experiencing.
Intent Listening: We encourage the counselee to speak his mind in an appropriate fashion and to discuss his thoughts, anxieties, resentments, and fears so that the counselor will have a clear understanding of the central problems. Team Counseling: There are times when a counseling situation may call, for a team approach. In this event, we may have more than one counselor involved in a session. The counselor’s share insights and opinions with one another which pertain to the case. Tem Counseling can be especially helpful. In marital counseling; a husband and wife team can help put both counselees at ease.
Assignments: Counselees make more rapid progress when they are requires to study or to perform specific informational or behavioral assignments which pertain to the problem. We tailor these assignments to the individual counselee and the circumstances.
Accountability: We are not interested in wasting the time of the counselors or the counselees. We are interest in believers learning how to experience the peace and joy that result from a walk of obedience to God’s Word, and we hold the counselees accountable for doing the assignments on schedule.
MATERIALS NEEDED AND EXPECTATIONS You will need your Bible and a notebook at all sessions. Come with high expectations and find hope and encouragement in the infallible word of God. We are confident that you will find trustworthy and biblical answers that will help you reach for healing and restoration.
HOW LONG DOES BIBLICAL COUNSELING TAKE?
Counseling will vary in the amount of time required according to the individual, his motivation, and the particular problem. On the average, however, Biblical counseling requires far less time than conventional secular counseling. One reason is that Biblical counselors are not interested in prolonging the number of sessions in order to increase their income. Simple problems are often solved in one session. Severe problems may require a longer period. Marital counseling may require as many as 12-18 sessions. Substance abuse problems may require more sessions, with intensive accountability and follow-up.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Your counselor will discuss this issue with you
We are careful to protect each counselee’s confidentiality. There are times, however, when a counselor must consult with other counselors for advice. If information is revealed in counseling which indicates a genuine potential for harm to a counselee or others, the counselor may have to share that information with the appropriate authorities or family members.
APPOINTMENTS Initial appointments or referrals are to be made by calling (407) 443-5393 Appointments are to be made at the end of each session.
APPOINTMENT CANCELLATION A 24-hour notice is required to cancel a scheduled appointment
TERMINATION OF COUNSELING A counselee has the right to withdraw consent for counsel at anytime by writing or phone call.
Having clearly stated the principles and the polices of our counseling ministry, we welcome the opportunity to minister to you in the name of Christ and to be used by him as he helps you to grow in spiritual maturity and prepares you for usefulness in his body. If you have any questions about these guidelines, please talk with Pastor Bridget Bazunu. If these guidelines are acceptable to you, please sign below.