Welcome to the Bethel Centre

The Bethel Centre provides a gateway of healing for individuals and groups who have a lived experience of abuse or misuse of power within the Uniting Church.

We invite our clients to a safe place full of peace, light, hope, and acceptance. Staff members offer a warm welcome and refreshments. Our qualified counsellors work with clients individually or in groups from congregations across Victoria and Tasmania.

Bethel staff will assist you to enhance spiritual and psychological wellbeing, as well as relationships with other congregation members, colleagues, family, and friends.

The Bethel Centre is physically separate to and operates independently of the Uniting Church.

We provide a culturally sensitive and respectful environment for all.

Our services are available to individual congregation and council members, whole congregations, or Vic/Tas ministers, whether ordained, lay, or presbytery.

Individual consultations take place face-to-face in our warm and welcoming centre in North Balwyn, over the phone, or via video link. Our counsellors are available to collaborate in identifying educational needs, and planning, designing, and facilitating workshops, whether at the Bethel Centre, or where congregations are based.

Our services are confidential, and free of charge. Donations are most welcome, however.