What is clergy counselling?
Renew offers specialised, confidential counselling for Anglican clergy, their spouses and families.
Why is it needed?
Ministry brings particular and unique stresses. These often impinge, not only on the clergy, but also on their spouses and families. The resulting burden can lead to a number of difficulties in coping with life. In these circumstances what is usually needed is the availability of confidential and independent help outside of the church’s structures. You can be assured that the counselling is completely confidential. Bishops and archdeacons will not know who is coming for counselling.
What is provided?
The counselling provided is short-term solution-focused counselling, and will usually be concluded within 12 fifty-minute weekly sessions. In exceptional circumstances the counselling may be extended beyond 12 sessions.
How do I access this service?
Contact the Bishop of Chelmsford Advisor for Pastoral Care and Counselling:
Revd. David Blackledge
What will it cost?
The Diocese underwrites the cost but you will be invited to make a contribution, which will be negotiated with you dependent on your financial circumstances.
Renew’s therapeutic services are accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and we adhere to their ethical framework for the Counselling Professions 2018. Renew Counselling is a registered charity No 1084940 and a Company limited by guarantee, registered in England. Registered office: Sadlers House, 2 Legg Street, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1AH Company No. 4099810 TM The name, logotype and four squares graphic device are registered Trademarks (Reg No: 3015144) of Renew Counselling