Posts Tagged ‘counselling’

Wellington woman providing low-cost counselling service Comments 0

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

When funding cuts forced the closure of an anonymous, low-cost depression support group for women, Heidrun​ Lehmann decided she had to keep it going. She said Wellington Women’s Health Collective group helped her through the “despair” of depression, and the service was “too good to stop”. Since 2006, Lehmann and a handful of Wellington women Read more

Catholic counselling service aims to help, not judge, sex workers Comments 0

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

The Catholic Church in a Swiss region is to offer a counselling service for prostitutes in what is thought to be a world first. Beginning in January, a female theologian will be employed to talk with sex workers in the Basel region about their concerns and burdens. She will also be available for spiritual and Read more

Irish bishops to fund help for children of priests Comments 0

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Ireland’s Catholic bishops have agreed to provide funds for any counselling required by clients of a support group for children of priests. Irish-based Coping International was assured by the bishops that this support would be forthcoming. The bishops made this decision at their autumn meeting in October last year. The therapy would be provided through Read more

Samoan pastor wins Massey three minute thesis contest Comments 0

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

A Samoan pastor has won the “Three Minute Thesis” competition at Massey University with a snapshot of his doctoral study on counselling in the church. Alesana Pala’amo beat eight other finalists and captivated judges with his presentation titled “Researching God: Come talk to your Pastor”. Mr Pala’amo, from the School of Health and Social Sciences Read more

Church group to tackle violence in Samoa Comments 0

Friday, July 4th, 2014

“Violence in Samoa is enormous and yet people don’t consider violence as such,” says the Director of Catholic Social Services in Samoa, Sale Mikaele Kolio. To address this issue the Catholic Church has established a society with a vision to revive family love and end violence in homes. Called the Gaualofa Society, its mission is Read more