Counselling

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Confidentiality Clause Confidentiality is an important aspect of the counselling process. We carefully guard the information you entrust to us to the fullest extent possible. As a church-based counselling ministry, we do not offer absolute confidentiality. There are times, however, when it may be necessary for us to share specific information with others. Examples include, but are not limited to, matters of church discipline (Matt. 18:15), criminal activities, and potential harm to self or others. Additionally, when a counsellor is uncertain how to address a particular situation, the counsellor may consult with another member of the Biblical Counselling Ministry team at Go Christian Church or recommend Professional Service Providers, this is for the purpose of providing the highest level of care within the ministries of the church. To best care for you, we will work together as a ministry team while keeping the circle of confidentiality as tight as possible. There are times when counselling information may be shared outside the church context. Those exceptions would include, but are not limited to the following: known or suspected abuse of any kind -the intent to take criminal actions or violence against another person - credible suicidal thoughts or intentions If you are suicidal during the course of your counselling with your counsellor, it is crucial that you talk with your counsellor about these matters. By selecting “agree” below, you agree to share any suicidal thoughts or intentions with your counsellor at any time they arise, and by phone if they occur in between sessions, and that you would seek medical care if you become suicidal in the course of your counselling. In the case of marriage or family counselling, there is limited confidentiality, meaning the confidentiality belongs to the couple and not the individual. Confidentiality for counselling at Go Christian Church is defined by pastor-church member privilege because we are a local church and our counsellors operate as agents of the church (pastors/ministers) not agents of the state (licensed counsellors). This means counselling conversations are inadmissible in the court of law. All counselling forms and notes taken by the counsellor are the property of Go Christian Church Biblical Counselling Ministries. They are protected as confidential and may not be used in court proceedings or any other way that is not authorized by the Biblical Counselling Ministry Team. If your counselling needs require professional representation in a court setting by a counsellor, Go Christian Church will likely not be the best-fit for your needs.
Waiver of Liability In seeking counselling from Go Christian Church, please acknowledge your understanding of the following conditions and further release Go Christian Church, church leaders, staff, counsellors, employees, and all ministry team leadership, from any legal liability, claim, or litigation arising from your participation in this voluntary program: (1) Counselling will be provided by pastors or church-trained leaders. The counselling staff is not a licensed counselling service; (2) All counselling is provided in accordance with the biblical principles adhered to by Go Christian Church and are not necessarily provided in adherence to any local or national psychological or psychiatric association; (3) No representation has been made, either expressly or implied, that the biblical counselling, as conducted by the above mentioned counsellors, is accepted as customary psychological and/or psychiatric therapy within the definitional terms utilized by those professions; (4) It is understood by the participant counselee(s) that all complaints and grievances will be heard by the leaders of Go Christian Church. If the goal of reconciliation cannot be achieved between the aforementioned parties, then the participant counselee(s) may be referred to other service providers, at their expense, for the purpose of mediation or arbitration.

 

Three books by Paul that you might find helpful:


If you would like a bit of Self-help here are a few PDFs you might like to take a look at:

Who Am In Christ The Battle For Th Mind The Choice of Forgiveness Spiritual Gifts and Passion Assessment Booklet Overcoming Addiction Names of God Go Church Counselling System Generational Patterns Dealing with Spirits of Infirmity

Freedom In Christ Ministries – Neil T Anderson’s ministry: 

Freedom In Christ Ministries