We believe that Jesus came to destroy religion (that is, the human-created systems of control that masquerade as faith) and to replace it with relationship. He loves you. He accepts you as you are, where you are.
You are not bad, or broken, or shameful. Who you are is worthy and deeply loved.
Unfortunately, we have created a narrative which measures our worthiness by our external ‘good’ behaviour and leads us to believe that the key to achieving true goodness and healing is to repress, deny and abandon ourselves. Many churches and religions have created a psychology that is built on sin, guilt, and shame, and all too often, religion becomes entangled with systems of control. Many individuals leave the church with low-level symptoms of abuse, such as mood disorders, a lack of self-respect and self-trust, and difficulty entering into authentic relationships. At Christian Counselling Calgary, we seek to heal these wounds through radical self-acceptance and a rediscovery of our core unshakeable worthiness.
Our mission is to identify the areas in which unhealthy spiritual beliefs have crept into your life and to re-establish a healthy spirituality that is based on radical acceptance, love, and grace. We offer a unification of grace- and freedom-based theology with credible psychology that honors the image of God in each person. Through identification with and surrender to Love Divine, we seek to support you in undoing any damage done to that image and to call you back to life and into the image of who you were created to be.
Something we often see with clients who have visited other counsellors in the past is a deep frustration with therapies that don’t give them answers, practical suggestions, or work to help move them forward.
At Christian Counselling Calgary, we believe in helping you walk towards healing by equipping you with the tools you need to achieve this positive change.
The goal is not dependence on a counsellor; it is to equip you to move towards healing through unconditional support, clarity, and guidance. Whether you are being counseled for addictions, grief and loss, stress, anxiety or panic, eating disorders, sexual issues, marriage or family problems, we want to support you.
We offer a wide range of proven therapeutic approaches and support to help you effect the changes you want to see in your life.
Our approach in all therapies and areas of counselling is gentle, affirming, systems-based, educating, empowering, truth-based and non-judgmental.
Our team of empathetic and experienced Christian Counsellors are all fully-trained Registered Psychologists or Registered Counsellors. We have over 20 years of experience in both faith-based counselling and spiritual direction. Our therapeutic approach combines our Biblical, grace-based theology with a tenable psychology to help individuals thrive in their relationships with themselves, others and their faith.
Members of our team have coordinated city-wide organizations committed to helping people and couples from all walks of life address sexual trauma, overcome compulsive behaviours and heal from chemical dependencies. We have written and published extensively and have taught in churches, community organizations, and training sessions for business executives. In addition, we have provided professional development training in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of human sexuality to Canadian counsellors and psychotherapists.