Sunday, August 2, 2009


Lynn and Ann Kirkland established A Biblical Counseling Service, whose chief aim is to work closely with people to bring about better outcomes for them via evidence-based, Biblical behavioral remedies.

In recognition of those people who cannot physically access or afford clinic-based therapy, A BIBLICAL COUNSELING SERVICE uses a sliding fee scale based on income.

A BIBLICAL COUNSELING SERVICE is not a general, long-term counseling service. Instead we aim to achieve mutually-determined, positive outcomes using evidence-based, Biblical behavioral remedies. What this means for the person is the most efficient use of time and the best chance for recovery.

· Biblical Behavioral Remedies is the world's most successful form of behavioral remedy that aims to reduce stress and improve mood by changing the way we think about things (thoughts) and the way we do things (behaviors).Unfortunately we can't change our emotions directly, so it is necessary to address them indirectly via our thoughts and behaviors.

Techniques vary according to the particular issue, but commonly include keeping a diary of significant events and associated feelings, thoughts and behaviors; questioning and testing thoughts and beliefs that might be unhelpful and unrealistic; gradually facing activities which may have been avoided; and trying out new ways of behaving and reacting.It needs to be emphasized that all forms of successful Biblical counseling require people to make cognitive or behavioral changes, and a well trained counselor will assist you to select and implement the appropriate changes for your circumstances.