Christian counselling invites God to be part of the healing journey.
In Christian counselling, the counsellor will believe Jesus Christ acted, through his life, death and resurrection, to bring unconditional love, grace, wholeness and healing to all. They draw on this as they support their clients in their unique journey.
Christian counsellors understand that the Bible has a lot of practical wisdom about human nature, marriage and family, human suffering, and so much more. By using biblical concepts in counselling, they can instruct people in the way they should go and also hold them accountable. Psalm 119:24 says, "Your statutes are my delight; they are my counsellors."
Although Christian counsellors often use skills from the field of secular psychology and counselling, they recognize that the Bible, not psychology, is the final authority. "His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness" (2 Peter 1:3). They know that the truth, when known, believed, and obeyed, sets people free. When people are set free, they are fulfilling their true calling. "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free" (John 8:32).