I am the pastor and Lead Counselor of New Life Christian Counseling Ministry. I have counseled for over 27 years. This means I have counseled hundreds of people for thousands of hours. I started out a bit scared and nervous of how I would do. I made some mistakes along the way, but, with God’s help, I have improved my skills set greatly. I use Belief Therapy as the type of counseling I do. The primary principle is, “People do what they do, because they believe what they believe.” I believe that Dr. Paul Carlin, who founded this type of therapy, was right on the mark.
Besides using Belief Therapy, which requires challenging the lies people believe by introducing the truth into how they may resolve their life problems, I am also a “confrontational” counselor. By this I mean that I have no problem confronting the client directly on the issues which are tearing their lives apart. This style has produced great success in my counseling ministry, resulting in a large number of my clients making the correct and necessary changes in their life patterns to resolve, heal, restore, and find working answers to their problems and questions. Belief Therapy demands the use of the Scriptures, through the teaching of principles, which when applied correctly, will produce true and lasting change in the person. If the person will change the way they think, they will change how they respond to the problems life throws at them.
With this blog, I will share much of my insight, as to how to counsel the client. How to identify the roots of their problems. How to better understand the real issues, as compared to the symptoms of the problem, and a whole lot more. Please feel free to use any and all of what you find here in your ministry as a Christian Counselor.
May God’s mercy never be far from you.
If you would be interested in more information regarding me, please read my autobiography, which may be found on my Amazon Page.