Counselling & Support
Helping you when you need it.
As a community that is seeking to be authentic and Christ-like, we know that means sometimes life is hard and we need to lean on each other for support.
Whether you are part of our church family or not, if we can express God’s love by showing you support when you need it. We run a counselling service, and provide support from those recovering from divorce and separation (all details below). If you would like to talk to a pastor, you can make contact at the bottom of this page.
Hope Counselling Services has been providing professional, affordable counselling within the local community and further afield for over fifteen years. However from the 1st October 2018 we are no longer able to offer a supervised service. We do recognise the need for mental health support and have contact details of trusted therapists which you can download by clicking here. Details are based on the location of their practice.
Alternatively, therapists can also be sought from the websites of professional bodies.
- Association of Christian Counsellors (This organisation only has Christian counsellors)
- British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
- UK Council for Psychotherapy
All of these websites have a link to find a counsellor within geographical areas.
For all pastoral enquiries, please contact Jackie Buie, our pastor for pastoral care and counselling by using the contact form below.
This course is very practical, giving any person the tools to deal with the issues raised when they face separation and/or divorce.
Imortant topics are covered and these include:
- Healing hurt and pain
- Communicating effectively
- Resolving conflict
- Children and divorce
- Looking forward to the future
What is involved?
Each evening there is a talk, with opportunities to discuss the issues raised in small groups. The small groups are led by people who have been through divorce or separation themselves. There will be a break for refreshments during the evening: the setting is welcoming, relaxed and non-threatening.
Who is it for?
The course is designed for people going through (or who may have gone through some time ago) divorce and separation, or for those seeking reconciliation.
The course is based on Christian principles and is helpful for any person with or without a Christian faith or church background.
What will it cost?
The cost of the course is £30 per person which includes refreshments and course materials.
Feedback from previous courses:
“I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and the open discussion in small groups.”
“I learnt that I am not alone and not a failure.”
“I was part of a lively group – people became increasingly open.”
“The talks were extremely encouraging with good tips on how to move on.”
For more information on the course, please contact us with the form at the bottom of this page.
Christians Against Poverty (Debt counselling)
Christians Against Poverty was first established in 1996, with the Chalfonts CAP Hub being launched in 2013 in partnership with the Chesham CAP Centre. The Chalfonts Hub has since worked with a variety of clients in the Chalfonts area and worked successfully through a range of different debt challenges. The aim is essentially to help each client become debt free, and also provide guidance and support for other issues which may be affecting a client’s quality of life.
Each client is visited in their own home by a trained local Debt Coach, along with one of a team of local Befrienders. The Befriender provides ongoing personal support to each client as they implement debt advice provided by the Coach – this support is provided for at least 3 months, but often continues for a longer period by mutual agreement.
Call free on 0800 328 0006 to be connected with your most local Debt Centre/Coach.
Talk to a Pastor
If you would like to talk to one of our pastors, we would be honoured to do that, whether that means face to face, on the phone or by email. If you fill in the form below, giving as much or as little information as you want, your message will go directly to a pastor and we will be in touch with you soon.
(If you do not want to talk but would like us to pray for you, you can submit a prayer request here. That can be anonymous if you want it to be.)