Introduction to Christian Care and Counselling

All residential places for May 2021 are now taken, only day visitor places available.

This course is not validated by a university.

Who this course is for and entry requirements
The course is designed for anyone who wants to learn about themselves and how to help others effectively, no matter how much or how little previous knowledge and experience they have. It is a reflective course, interactive and personal, using both practical methods and theory.

There are no formal entry qualifications required for this course.

The course is ideal for anyone who is:

  • Thinking about full counselling training
  • 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

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

Most people need help at times as they journey through life. A sympathetic listening ear is always appreciated, but sometimes people need more. We can help equip you 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


Duration – 5 days
Monday 10.30 am – 8.30 pm
Tues – Thurs 9 am – 8.30 pm
Fri – 9 am – finish after lunch

Course dates 2021

  • 10-14 May
  • 9-13 August

£495 residential
£360 non-residential/day visitor rate (including refreshments, lunch and dinner)

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



Dates – spring term
Saturdays 26 June – 24 July
9:30am – 5pm. Registration from 9.00am

Delegates are asked to bring their own lunch, but refreshments will be provided

To apply
Download a booking form

Find out more about training at our Northern Hub.



There is no assessment on this course.
On completion, you may want to apply for accredited Counselling or the Spiritual Formation programmes.