Christian Counselling Resources
I have been educated and trained in mainstream counselling approaches and have worked with clients from all beliefs and backgrounds throughout my career. But when I went through my own struggles, it felt important for me to connect with someone who shared my faith.
Several years ago, when I went looking for help, I was surprised that I could not easily find anyone in Halifax who identified themselves or their practice as serving people of Christian faith through Christian Counselling. While there are lots of great therapists, I really wanted someone who understood my faith enough to help me use it as a part of my healing.
When I opened my own practice, I wanted to be transparent about this part of myself, even though it is not something I would ordinarily as a therapist.
It’s my hope that by doing this, people who want to draw on their faith will know I am a safe person to open up to.
In my own journey, my faith has been so important. In fact, without Christ, His grace and compassion toward me, I’m convinced I wouldn’t have the same story.
As I look back now, I can see that God was creating something beautiful out of my mess.
I share this with you, because so many of the people I see who are Christ followers, wrestle with the idea that they are a ‘bad Christians’’.
They tell me that they feel alone because they fear judgement or rejection from their faith community if they were to open up.
One of the most important predictors of a successful outcome in therapy is the relationship you build with your therapist. I want to make sure that I’m the right fit for you. I want you to have a sense of confidence, even before your first session, that we’ll work well as a team.
For this reason I offer free 15-minute, no-obligation calls so we can discuss what is going on in your life and make sure I’m the right person to help. If over the course of the call we discover that I’m not the right person for you, I’ll point you in the direction of other resources that might be of help.
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Christian Counselling Resources
Resources for grief, loss & serious illness
Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Unexpected Life By: Michelle Cushatt
And Still She Laughs By: Kate Merrick
Focus on the Family-Grief & Loss
Resources for mood
Anxious for Nothing By: Max Lucado
A Fierce Faith:A Woman’s Guide to Fighting Fear, Wrestling Worry and Overcoming Anxiety By: Alli Worthington
1,000 Gifts By: Ann Voskamp
Resources for shame & trauma
Jacque Watkins Mudstories Podcast Episode 031 Jeannie Cunnion: Shattering Shame and Perfectionism With the Power of Grace Episode 020 Lysa TerKeurst: Shame, Failure and Finding the Best Yes
God Centered Mom Podcast: Shame, Perfection & Smiling Depression, How God Personally Pursues & Redeems, Set Free From Shame
If You Only Knew By: Jamie Ivey
Unashamed: Healing Our Brokenness and Finding Freedom From Shame By: Heather Davis Nelson
No More Faking Fine: Ending the Pretending By: Esther Fleece
Shame Interrupted: How God Lifts the Pain of Worthlessness and Rejection By: Edward Welch
Brave Enough By: Nicole Unice
Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst
Resources for infidelity
Beyond Ordinary By Justin Davis
Unfaithful By Gary and Mona Shriver
A Fierce Love by Shauna Shanks
Anatomy of an Affair By Dave Carder
Focus on the Family-Infidelity
God Centered Mom Podcast- Episode #193 Jen Jett, Episode #195 Cheryl Scruggs and Jae Carpenter
Jamie Ivey Podcast- Episode #142 Cheryl Scruggs, # 153 Shauna Shanks
Resources for anger
She’s Got Issues By: Nicole Unice
Pitchin’ A Fit By: Israel Wayne
Triggers By: Amber Lia
Enemies of the Heart By: Andy Stanley
Resources for marriage
Hold Me Tight By Sue Johnson
Created for Connection By Kenneth Sanderfer and Sue Johnson
Sacred Influence by Gary Thomas
Grace Filled Marriage:The Missing Piece By Dr. Tim Kimmel
Resources for motherhood & postpartum
Mission of Motherhood By Sally Clarkson
Desperate By Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson
Hope for the Weary Mom By Stacey Thacker
Focus On The Family-Post-Partum Depression
Resources for miscarriage & infertility
Open Door Centre-Miscarriage Support
Podcast ‘Risen Motherhood’ Hope After Miscarriage
Resources for post abortion support
Resources for cultivating vision & purpose
A Guide To Getting Unstuck By: Marcy Daniels
Meet the New You: A 21 Day Plan to Embrace Fresh Attitudes and Focused Habits for Real Life Change By: Elisa Pulliam
Breaking Busy By: Alli Worthington
Own Your Life By: Sally Clarkson
Cultivate: By Lara Casey
Make it Happen By: Lara Casey
At Home With Sally Podcast
Resources for parenting
Grace Based Parenting By: Tim Kimmel
Parenting is Heart Work By: David Cook
Shepherding a Child’s Heart By: Ted Tripp
The 5 Love Languages of Children By: Gary Chapman
Parenting Scripts By: Amber Lia and Wendy Speake
Heartfelt Discipline By: Clay Clarkson
Resources for engaged couples
Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Got Married By: Gary Chapman
Preparing for Marriage Edited By Denis Rainey
Ready to Wed By Greg & Erin Smalley
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