Venue
Waverley Abbey House

 
Course Leaders
Rob Jackson
Louise Dyer

Prices:
Residential: £450

Non-residential: £340 including all meals except breakfast 

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Introduction to Biblical Care and Counselling (One week course)



Understand yourself and others from a biblical perspective, with the aim of developing and expanding your listening skills.

The Introduction to Biblical Care and Counselling (IBCC) five-day course teaches basic counselling principles within a Christian context. It is designed for anyone who wants to learn about themselves and how to help others effectively, no matter how much or little previous knowledge and experience they have. It is a reflective course; interactive and personal, using practical methods and theory.

Most people need help at times as they journey through life. A sympathetic listening ear is always appreciated, but sometimes people need more. You can be equipped to play a part in the lives of those who are struggling, enabling them to move forward and discover the freedom to grow into all that God desires them to be. Over the five days you'll cover topics including:
  • The biblical basis for care and counselling
  • Reason and causes for problems
  • Developing basic counselling skills
  • A clear framework for the counselling process

The course is ideal for anyone who is:

  • Looking for basic training for pastoral care
  • Wanting to help people in everyday life
  • Running a small group
  • In part-time or full-time Christian ministry
  • Thinking about full counselling training

The IBCC provides excellent foundational teaching as a stand-alone course, but is also an ideal opportunity to find out if a Counselling programme with Waverley Abbey College could be the next step for further training.



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 IBCC at Waverley Abbey College and is an active member of his local church.

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.

Times
The course commences at 10.30am on the Monday (Registration and refreshments 10.30–11.30am) and finishes after a delicious lunch in our attractive dining room on the Friday at 2.30pm.

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

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

How to book
You can download an application form here, or call 01252 784719 (Mon–Fri 9am–4.30pm) for more information.

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