Welcome to the Bethel Centre
At the Bethel Centre, we provide a gateway of healing for individuals and groups who have a lived experience of abuse or a misuse of power within the Church.
On arriving at the Bethel Centre, we invite clients to experience a safe place which is full of peace, light, hope and acceptance. Our staff offer all clients a warm welcome and provide refreshments upon entering the Centre while clients wait to meet their counsellors.
Our qualified counsellors work with clients, individually or in groups, across congregations within Victoria and Tasmania. The Bethel staff will assist you to improve your spiritual and psychological wellbeing, and develop healthier relationships with other congregation members, colleagues, family and friends.
Bethel Centre is physically separate to, and operates independently, from Synod. We aim to provide a culturally sensitive and respectful environment for all. Our services are available to Vic / Tas Synod ordained, lay or presbytery ministers, whole congregations, individual congregation and council members.
Individual consultations take place either face-to-face in our warm and welcoming centre in North Balwyn, over the phone, or via video link. Our counsellors are available to collaboratively plan, design and facilitates educational workshops both at the Bethel Centre or where the congregations are based, depending on the identified needs.
Our services are confidential and free of charge however donations are most welcome.