Restoration Christian Counselling affirms
the central truths of the Christian faith as expressed in
the Bible. God is one and this unity is revealed to mankind
as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Having adopted the Statement
of Faith of the Association of Christian Counsellors, Restoration
recognises this and is committed to expressing the Lordship
of Christ and the authority of scripture in all areas of belief
Counselling by Christians as Understood
and practised by Restoration...
One widely accepted definition of counselling
is as follows:
The overall aim of counselling is to provide
an opportunity for the client to work towards living in a
more satisfying and resourceful way. The objectives of particular
counselling relationships will vary according to the client's
needs. The counsellor's role is to facilitate the client's
work in ways that respect the client's values, personal resources
and capacity for self-determination.
Restoration believes that counselling by Christians
offers the above within a Christian framework or context,
i.e. where the values of the counselling team and management
bodies are at one with the Christian faith.
Restoration believes that, where the client
and the counsellor are both Christians counselling may be
experienced within the context of a common cultural or even
familial bond, and perhaps even a shared ethnicity may be
experienced and enjoyed.
Restoration believes that in being Christian
but not denominational, supportive but not instructive, and
in respecting the freedom of individuals and church bodies
to hold beliefs and values that may not be comprehensively
shared, it is possible to work ethically and to enjoy the
respect of church and community alike.