Bayridge Counselling Centre
Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling
44 Cardigan St., Guelph, ON
Within a Biblical framework, counselling becomes an even richer process. A Biblical base simply means that the therapist believes that all human beings were created in the image of God, intended for relationship and designed with the capacity for growth and change. Forgiveness, personal empowerment, learning to love self and other are critical parts of the process. Jesus said "I came to heal the broken hearted" and at some point, most of us would love to sink into that compassionate offer. Biblical based counselling does not infer any judgement or inflexibility within the therapeutic process.
John Shippam, MC. RPC. RP(cand)
Master of Counselling. Registered Professional Counsellor. Registered Psychotherapist(cand)
1632 Arthur's Way., Milton, ON
Trained at McMaster Divinity College and a former Pastor with a wide range of experience with most of the denominations, your beliefs are respected and you can be at ease knowing that you do not have to conform or comply to the beliefs of another. The problems one encounters can be examined through a theological lens for those holding Christian, Jewish, Biblical world views. A Biblical reflection can be like a breath of fresh air.
Bruce Taylor, B.A., B.Ed., M.A., M.Div., CCC
Individual Couple Family Counsellor, Sex Addiction Therapist
1550 Gordon St., Unit 19, Guelph, ON
I have been a Student Minister of a United Church in Toronto. My Masters of Divinity is from the University of Toronto, and I have taught World Religions at Satya Wacana Christian University in Indonesia. I can help you focus on living the systematics or broad primary themes of Christianity: love, peace, hope, joy, grace, justice, mercy, servanthood, community, and others.
Ingrid Dresher, RP
Registered Psychotherapist (College of Psychotherapists of Ontario)
Eglinton and Kipling (two minutes east of Highway 427), Etobicoke, ON
I was raised as a Lutheran and as a child was intensely interested in Christian doctrine and practice. I studied Biblical scriptures and taught Sunday school. Over the course of my adult years my spiritual interests have shifted to reflective practices and mysticism, whereby people can learn from their own states of consciousness to access the wisdom that I believe lies deep within us all. I have found that peoples’ healing can be empowered by their spiritual beliefs and practices, and I have worked with clients of different faiths. I am committed to helping clients explore their spiritual nature in the context of psychotherapy and in this way help find relief from concerns and problems.