Introduction to Biblical Care and Counselling (IBCC)



Five days.


Mode of Study

This short course is taught Monday to Friday and with a residential option (subject to availability).


Dates and Fees of Programme

12-16 November 2018
8-12 April 2019
10-14 June 2019

£450 residential/£340 non-residential


Course Content

If you have a heart to help others, but are wondering how, this five day programme provides fundamental knowledge to support you in understanding people from a biblical perspective, helping them get to the roots of their problems.  You will be encouraged to reflect on your own life in the light of the biblical model presented before using the principles to help others.

It provides fundamental learning for those wanting to explore whether a career in counselling is right for them or will equip those wanting to simply have a wider knowledge base to be a greater support to people and the community.

It is suitable for those interested in both counselling and pastoral care and covers:

  • The biblical basis for pastoral care and counselling
  • Why problems develop, and how to help
  • A clear framework for the counselling process
  • Basic counselling skills

The IBCC programme is an excellent foundation for learning more about yourself and how to help others effectively, and is a way of helping you decide whether to take your listening skills further with the Waverley Abbey Certificate of Christian Counselling or by applying for a place on the Counselling BA (Hons) with Waverley Abbey College, the education arm of CWR.

Location of Tutorials

Waverley Abbey College

Waverley Abbey House

Waverley Lane

Farnham, GU9 8EP


To apply

To register for this short course, please download and return the completed form.


For further information

If you require further information on this, or any of our programmes, email: or call 01252 784739



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