Waverley Abbey House

Course Leaders
Rob Jackson
Louise Dyer

Residential: £495

Non-residential: £360 including all meals except breakfast 

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Introduction to Christian Care and Counselling at Waverley Abbey House (One week course)

If you have a heart to help others, but are wondering how, this five day programme provides fundamental knowledge to support you in understanding people from a biblical perspective, helping them get to the roots of their problems. You will be encouraged to reflect on your own life in the light of the biblical model presented before using the principles to help others.

It provides fundamental learning for those wanting to explore whether a career in counselling is right for them or will equip those wanting to simply have a wider knowledge base to be a greater support to people and the community. It is suitable for those interested in both counselling and pastoral care and covers:
  • The biblical basis for pastoral care and counselling
  • Why problems develop, and how to help
  • A clear framework for the counselling process
  • Basic counselling skills
The ICCC programme is an excellent foundation for learning more about yourself and how to help others effectively, and is a way of helping you decide whether to take your listening skills further with the Waverley Abbey Certificate of Christian Counselling or by applying for a place on the Counselling BA (Hons) with Waverley Abbey College, the education arm of CWR.

Tutor: Rob Jackson
Rob is from a business background and trained to degree level at CWR. He has a private practice, which includes clients from professional sports. He is a tutor on the ICCC at Waverley Abbey College and is an active member of his local church.

Tutor: Louise Dyer
Louise qualified as a counsellor with Waverley Abbey College. She has her own private practice, is a manager of a counselling agency and is also one of the voluntary counsellors. Louise is also involved in pastoral support at her own church.

The course commences at 10.30am on the Monday (Registration and refreshments 10.30–11.30am) and finishes after lunch on Friday at 2.30pm.

On Monday to Thursday the sessions end at around 8.30pm and Tuesday to Thursday the course starts at 9am.

How to book
You can download an application form here, or for more information please email our short courses team.

Please note
The ICCC programme is unsuitable for those who have within the six months prior to the course either experienced a significant bereavement or had a major trauma. If you are in any doubt about applying for the course, please don't hesitate to call us and we will be happy to talk this through with you.

for more information please email our short courses team.

The Introduction to Christian Care and Counselling (ICCC) programme was formerly known as Introduction to Biblical Care and Counselling (IBCC).

Waverley Abbey College
Counselling training is provided by Waverley Abbey College, the educational arm of CWR.

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