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 misuse of power within the Uniting Church.

We invite clients arriving at the Bethel Centre to a safe place full of peace, light, hope, and acceptance. Staff members offer all clients a warm welcome and refreshments.
Our qualified counsellors work with clients individually or in groups across congregations in 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.

Bethel Centre is physically separate to and operates independently from the Uniting Church. We provide a culturally sensitive and respectful environment for all. Our services are available to Vic/Tas Synod ordained, lay, or presbytery ministers, whole congregations, andĀ 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 collaborate in planning, designing, and facilitating educational workshops, whether at the Bethel Centre, or where congregations are based, depending on identified needs.

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