Christian Guidelines Counselling

Christian Guidelines, founded in 1994, is an affiliated member of the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC) and the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). Our male and female counsellors provide a professional and confidential service to clients aged 18 years and over in the following areas -

     • Marriage matters
     • Relationship issues
     • Family concerns
     • Stress
     • Low self-esteem
     • Grief and loss
     • Abuse - physical, emotional, sexual and spiritual
     • Faith and ministry

                      Typical breakdown of issues presented  

                      Typical breakdown of issues presented  

 

Why People Come?

A person may come to experience a calm, safe, private and confidential space in which they can speak without fear of judgement or ridicule.  They will engage with a trained counsellor who will listen carefully, seek to understand their situation and help explore their feelings, as well as considering their options for moving forward.  They will not be told what to do but will have someone who will walk with them as they make their own decisions.

In such a situation the person may grow in confidence through being heard, understood and respected, as everything within counselling happens with the knowledge, consent and co-operation of the person.

 

What Happens when you contact us?

We will offer you an assessment form. Your reply helps us ascertain if we are the most suitable agency for you. It also enables us to identify the most appropriate counsellor to help with your concerns. That counsellor will then contact you to arrange a suitable appointment, normally within 10 days of your assessment form being received.

 

Counselling Sessions

Each session lasts about one hour.  You will meet with your counsellor on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis as agreed between you.  Some people come for 4-6 sessions, others may require more time.

The majority of our counselling takes place in the safe and supportive environment of our premises at 66 Newtownards Road, Bangor, BT20 4DR.  Limited counselling support is also available in the Ballyclare area.

Monday - Friday 9.30 am – 5.00 pm (inclusive)

Thursday: 9.00 am - 8.00 pm

If you would like an assessment form please contact us by phone on 028 9146 8846 or by email admin@cguidelines.org.uk


It is only in the most extreme of circumstances, such as a serious risk of harm to the person or others, risk to a vulnerable person, or criminal activity, where a counsellor will be obliged to pass on information to relevant authorities, but even then it is done with the knowledge of the person coming to counselling.