Counseling Center

FGAG is proud to offer our community the services of our counseling center. The center is here to help you and your family navigate through the different seasons of life. From pre-marital counseling, to grief counseling, we are here to help you in your time of need.

Types of Counseling

Individual Counseling is a one-on-one, non-judgmental and confidential Counseling in all areas. The client is helped to explore 
issues and gain insights into the roots/cause of their problems. This is 
done in an atmosphere of love and acceptance.

Adolescents are passing through a special, significant, and a serious time of life. Understanding the salient facts of adolescent psychology is extremely important. This Counseling will help teen-agers develop self-control. Through much discussion and quiet reasoning, a young person can learn the value of regulation. The teen can accept the fact that with adulthood freedom comes adult responsibility.

The sessions will help the individuals see beyond their immediate lives together. Questionnaires will be worked out as individuals and together and areas such as; expectations, finances, hobbies, sex, extended families, communication, conflicts, raising children, profession, spirituality, etc.. will be explored.

The family is an important unit and we aspire after the Counseling that families will be knit together in the Love of God. The Centre will help bring in the strengths and weaknesses of the spouses to enhance, build, better and strive towards a lasting relationship.

The later adulthood brings in a lot of problems 
and challenges. This needs to be addressed with much love, 
acceptance and understanding. The elderly need to find a place in 
the system and help cope with aging. At the Counseling Centre, the 
elderly will be helped to deal with depression and they will feel 
important and wanted.

Life has a share of joy 
and sorrow, but for some it is hard to cope with grief, whether it is a loss of a loved one, or a loss in business or loss due to a broken relationship. The Centre is equipped to guide and provide mental, emotional and spiritual support to cope in this situation.

Scheduling Appointments:

  • Counselling Sessions should be scheduled by appointment only,
    except in crisis situations and unexpected walk-in Counselees.
  • Appointments may be made in person, through email or through
  • Clear information should be given – (name, age, gender, and
    the issue for which the counselling is sought).
  • It is essential that the Counselee is aware about what to expect
    from the Counselling Centre.

Duration of Session:

Each session could last for 45 to 60 minutes. The number of Counseling Sessions offered will vary according to need and is negotiated with the client. It is often usual to contract to meet for an agreed number of sessions, on a weekly basis. With some clients, one session will be sufficient to resolve the problem and with others the counseling relationship can last longer. Occasionally because of acute distress, suicidal tendencies or a need to make critical decisions, more frequent sessions are indicated.

Phone Counseling:

Telephone counseling service can also be provided since this maintains anonymity, privacy and confidentiality, besides being economical and accessible.

Pastor Sheba Thangiah

After being in ministry for over 30 years, I realized that I was carrying a desire deep within me for families, especially in the area of counseling. Today as I meet with people experiencing different challenges, I reach out to them with a greater sense of love and compassion. As I see love and forgiveness demonstrated in individuals and families, giving way to repentance and reconciliation, it gives me great joy to know that we are indeed serving a living God who’s specialty is in transformation.

Master of Divinity in Pastoral Theology and Counseling, SAIACS, Bangalore
Post-Graduate Certificate in Clinical Pastoral Counseling, CCC, Vellore
Course Completion Certificate in Meditation, Options Inc., Bangalore
Currently pursuing Doctorate in ministry / Counseling, SAIACS, Bangalore

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