Waverley Abbey House

Course Leaders
John Munt
Ros Derges

Residential: £450

Non-residential: £340 including all meals except breakfast 

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Introduction to Biblical Care and Counselling (One week course)

NB: The November 2017 course is now full. - thank you.

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.

John Munt

John MuntJohn had a career in Local Authority Social Work and over the years worked across the whole range of service provision. He undertook Counselling training at CWR and uses this in his private practice. He is a Tutor on the first year of the Counselling degree course at Waverley Abbey College.

Ros Derges

Rosalyn DergesRosalyn trained as a counsellor with CWR and has been teaching on the IBCC since 2004, as well as being involved in pastoral care and counselling in the local church. She is also involved in CWR's women's ministry on retreat style weekends, training courses and writing.

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
Leading the way in counselling training. All our counselling training courses are run 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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